Grieving during ‘normal’ times is hard. Grieving during covid is even harder. In my culture, when someone passes away, we all get together to send them off. We all come together to say our goodbyes. Death signals an end to our time .
My eldest baby spoke about this today. The parable of the talents. Which surprised me because I didn’t know that she knew the story. I am amazed daily by all that she knows. Truly amazed. I shouldn’t be, but I am. I guess I am amazed because the .
It arrived in the afternoon and Tafi thought it was a joke. She laughed when she saw it, and asked ‘why would anyone buy you a tree. It’s so small.’ ‘Your dad bought it for me.’ I had replied in amusement. ‘Why?’ She asked again. ‘What are you .
On the news one afternoon on my way from work I heard about the youngest ebola survivor. Her mother had ebola and had died during childbirth. It saddened deeply. It was late 2018. Now in 2019 we still have women dying during childbirth. A .
I was listening to a sermon by Rick Warren when my kids (aged 5 year old and 21 month old then) walked in. I was enjoying the sermon which was talking about God’s timing so much and I didn’t feel like pausing it for later so I let it play .
I don’t even know what to call this post. No, it is not a rant :-). An observation more like. You see, I love writing. In my way, my own quirky, most probably unstructured way. But I have not been writing as often as I would like. I .
One of my sister’s best friends is having a baby soon. Yay! So my sister asked me for a list of absolute essentials. This is tricky because for your first child, one always wants to get everything. I mean, everything looks so cute. And it .
I have fallen in love with the rain again. Like madly and deeply in love. We have had so much rain in Cape Town this year and it is just beautiful. For a few years it wasn’t raining and we all loved the fact that we had shorter and drier .
Hopefully you read my Travel Sanely with kids post about my recent trip to Botswana with my two. Honestly, I wish the first thing I could tell you when travelling with kids would be ‘Travel lightly’. I am yet to meet any parent with .
The first time we travelled with Miss T, proper travel, not drive to Hermanus, was when she was a few months old. We were driving from Cape Town to Gaborone for a wedding. We were carrying so many things, we thought it would be easier to drive. .