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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…