Archive | April, 2011

Some housekeeping and an update

Walking the Cats For anybody who has been following the indoor-outdoor cat debate on this blog in the last week, take a look at this video which 2Summers found online. Quite amazing! The normally indoor-only cats in this video look really happy. Just like dogs going for a walk. The deal with the Devil Several […]

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What Your Cat Wants You to Know: An American Ex-pat Perspective

Guest post for Notes From Africa, by 2Summers I’m an American ex-pat – I’ve been living in Johannesburg for the last nine months. I’m also a fervent cat-lover. I left two wonderful cats behind when I moved here. They’re in very loving, capable hands but I still miss them every day. When I read Lisa’s […]

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What Your Cat Wants You to Know – Really?

I am a cat lover. I know you might not know that since I’ve spent many posts telling you all about our wonderful dog Rosie, but it’s true. I’ve owned quite a few cats – my first being when I was around 5 years old. Okay so my mother looked after and fed the cat, […]

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Mozambique 2011: Why I didn’t go along

This post is part of the Mozambique 2011 series. The previous post in this series is This is how it starts . . . This past week our house has been a hive of activity as preparations were made for Mozambique 2011. If you missed what this is all about you can read the background to […]

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Gathering your own tribe

Emiel from Act of Traveling tweeted the link to a very interesting blog post the other day. Well, it was interesting to me since I had been discussing the same topic with a friend and fellow blogger. The post was called “Why are the “social media elite” ignoring us?” (click on link to read). While […]

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A deal with the Devil

Well, maybe not THE Devil, and I haven’t quite sold my soul, but it is painful nonetheless. “The Devil” (a.k.a Willie) made a deal with me that if he found somebody to fix my computer for me, and restored it to my desk before he went away on a trip, I’d spring clean (or as […]

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Houston, we have a problem

Message to my readers and fellow bloggers: My computer died on Monday night. Just shut down and refused to wake up again. My best efforts (embarrassingly not great!) together with a phone consultation with an IT friend (who does know what she’s doing), did nothing to revive it. So it was delivered to a “professional” […]

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Mozambique 2011: This is how it starts . . .

This post is part of the Mozambique 2011 series. This is how it starts . . . just a couple of crates and things propped against the living room wall. Within the next two weeks, this pile will have grown bigger, and others would have sprouted in various rooms in our house. Just wherever there […]

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Nature also has a sense of humour

Yesterday I wrote about My favourite April 1 stories. Now here is my favourite April 1 photo. This is the original photo i.e. no retouching or tweaking of any kind. The photograph was taken at sunset on April 1, 2011.  

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My favourite April 1 stories

Since I’m not usually very creative in my writing, and definitely not creative at this time of year (summer = migraines = a very grumpy me), I always enjoy reading other people’s April 1 stories. Our South African newspapers always used to have a couple of good ones. This year I could not find too […]

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