Life experience

Girls Skate

We started skateboarding lessons last month. Sharne, the founder of Girls Skate South Africa built an amazing private skate park at her home. *so cool! We go on a Sunday morning. At first only Jaime and I went to the…

Adoption Update August 2021

On August 4th, DSD contacted us to let us know that the adoption registration confirmation letter was ready for collection. We drove the same-day to Pretoria to collect it! On the letter it is addressed to Mr and Mrs Koffman.…

Adoption update

1 year and 9 months since the court signed the adoption order, things haven’t progressed. After many emails and follow up calls, we’ve established that the court order documents were misplaced at some point. Our SW is at the court…

Day 165 of Lockdown – South Africa

It has been about 5 months and 12 days since our country went into Lockdown. Since the initial hard lockdown, the government has come up with 5 different levels of lockdown. We’ve been on level 2 since the 18th of…

For the past year Carol and I have been discussing adopting a child. We officially started the process when we met with Susan Wasserman a few weeks ago in February.  Susan is a private social worker based in Krugersdorp. Since…

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…

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…

Keto lifestyle

Since Tim Noake’s Real Meal Revolution book was released earlier this year, a lot of folks in South Africa started the Banting diet. For months I was totally against the diet, being an advocate for regular exercise and a “balanced…