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Cape Town Weather Makes Us Flaky

October 2, 2018 | 2 Comments
Weather in Cape Town

I remember when I moved to Cape Town from Joburg almost three years ago, and people warned me about the flakiness of Capetonians. “They’re so noncommittal!”. “You’ll never know if they’re coming to your house or not!”. “And then they will rock up two hours late!”. Well, all of this has since been proved true, and it’s given me loads of time to decide on the main reason for Capetonians’ flakiness: and it’s the weather. Continue Reading…

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Why Does No One Say Thank You Anymore?

July 29, 2018 | 8 Comments

These thoughts have been meandering around my head for a while now, so it wasn’t one incident that specifically brought on this rant, but rather lots of little noticings: WHY DOESN’T ANYONE SAY THANK YOU ANYMORE? This is (of course) a generalisation: there are people who take the time and still have manners, but I’ve noticed that there’s a general trend now where people ask for advice or feedback (on social media, email, or Whatsapp for example), and then you spend time thinking about how you’ll reply. You craft a thoughtful email, get home and look up some contact details, or give them a helpful suggestion on Twitter that you hope will solve their issue. And then? Nothing. It drives me crazy. Continue Reading…

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Birthdays and Beautiful Things

July 25, 2018 | 7 Comments

It’s been quiet around here. Because I’ve been travelling. Working. Celebrating turning 39 years old. Thinking about my mum, who’s birthday it would have been yesterday. So it’s been a busy week in my brain, with not much clean white space in which to craft some words. But it’s been a blessed kind of busy.

Last week we FINALLY got curtains put up in our house. We moved into this house in March, and then we painted it in May and took all the old curtains down and have had NONE since then. I think the neighbours have really got tired of seeing me sprint naked from the bathroom to my bedroom cupboard. Continue Reading…