Digital Fatigue

June 18, 2018 | 10 Comments

I think I have it – even writing this blog post is quite a stretch. I’ve taken my computer out a few times this weekend and then stared at the screen and snapped it shut and slipped it straight back into its case. I’m just kind of…done. I need a holiday, from work, from routine, from social media, from screens, from people. Continue Reading…

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Fleas, Marriage & Chocolate

June 10, 2018 | 18 Comments

How’s everyone? I have flea bites all over my legs and I’m desperately trying not to scratch them. I think fleas may have been nesting in my slippers, because I started scratching like crazy one night after getting into bed (and I’d been wearing my slippers all evening). No one else in the family has bites. Both our dogs have recently been de-flead at the vet. THE BITES ARE DRIVING MY CRAZY, even though I smear Anthisan all over them each morning. These are WAY worse than mosquito bites and I really feel like I’ve made some sort of major hygiene error, except I cannot isolate what it is. Send advice. Continue Reading…

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Taking Care of Those Who Take Care of Us (with Simply)

June 6, 2018 | 6 Comments

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Excuse the soppy title but when it comes to Norma, I get that way sometimes. Norma is our domestic helper and nanny who has worked for us for nine years, since we came back to live in South Africa and first put down roots in Joburg. Norma has been there to witness me sobbing over a newborn, not knowing what on earth to do. She’s comforted me through losing my mom, she’s helped care for Gareth through a back surgery and she’s generally looked after our family for almost a decade now.
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