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Adoption in South Africa

Some background info We started the adoption process in February 2016. This involved several consultations and screenings with 2 private social workers. I’m not going into details about the process as there are plenty of online resources available. We were…

In search of the best pizza in Johannesburg

Week 1 Jaime Oliver’s Melrose Arch. Electric oven Margherita pizza Topping 9|10 (lovely cheese and roasted Rosa tomatoes) Base 5|10 (thick crust, thin base, lacked seasoning) Overall 7|10 Week 2 Il Contadino Parktown North Wood fire oven Margherita pizza Topping…

A new Love in our lives

Around mid-January of this year, we received “The Call”, as adoptive parents put it.  It is the call from the social worker letting you know that there is a match between you the prospective parents and a baby. We met…

2016

It’s been a good year! Not many people I know agree. When I think back over the past 12 months starting at Dec 2015, so much has happened. I should have been keeping track… but haven’t so I will do my…

U.S. of A 2015

We had an incredible vacation in the US this past December. Visited Disneyworld, FL. Flew to San Francisco. Road-tripped from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, then all along the Pacific Coast Highway. Stopped in Monterey, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles…

TenAhead Day 3

We woke up relatively late, 08:30. Had a lovely breakfast then spent some slow time sitting next to the fire in the dining room chatting, drinking cups of tea and coffee. The wind was a little better than yesterday so…

TenAhead Day 2

The wind has been howling since the early dark morning hours. We planned on going horse riding today but decided to stay indoors with this ice cold wind blowing outside. It’s kind of cool not being readily able to communicate with…

Food Intolerance Testing (IgG test)

I recently had a test done called Imu Pro Food Allergy type III (IgG) test. This test cost over ZAR2000. The results, which arrived yesterday are a bit suspect to me.   I unfortunately did not do much research into…

12 Years A Slave

Watched ‘12 Years A Slave‘ this evening. This film is… intense, powerful, beautifully filmed, difficult to watch… and just stays with you.  I absolutely love the way the director uses the frame to convey so much more than words can.…