Archive | January, 2012

A fresh start

When we moved into our house years ago, the garden was still at its peak. It had the right balance between there being plenty of plant cover, but not being too overgrown. A long severe drought during 2009/2010  helped keep the undergrowth in check. Then at the end of 2010 the rains returned and the […]

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No pain

I woke up this morning with no pain. Nada. Not a twinge. For those that don’t know my story, I live with chronic pain. In the summer months I have daily headaches and migraines. I live with a spectrum of pain, which affects everything I do, and affects my family and friends. Pain changes who […]

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Beating the heat

It’s summer here in the southern hemisphere, and hot and very humid here in the Southern Cape. It’s not only the humans suffering either – birds and animals are all sticking to the shade during the day. Lucy (the cat) and Rosie (the dog) spend most days indoors, and especially in the bedroom with the […]

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A walk on the dark side

This past weekend Riekie and I (see previous post here) decided to head into the small city of George to look at the Christmas lights. Yes I know, Christmas was almost three weeks ago, and the lights had been switched on sometime in mid-December – but I kept procrastinating. I had driven through town at […]

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A scenic 30-minute drive

I’ve been missing-in-action for the last couple of weeks. The heat and especially the humidity here in the Southern Cape have meant daily migraines for me, and not much energy or inspiration to blog. This past weekend Riekie (from Clouded Marbles) came to visit. She ended up having to entertain herself quite a lot (and […]

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