Doing it my way

How do I introduce Catherine Jenkin to you? I suppose it is fair to say that we met through our children’s imaginary friends. We have shared tales of what each of our kids tell us their hidden-from-adult-eyes accomplices are doing and we feel safe sharing these stories together. Thanks kids!…

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22 Nov 2012 Gratitude

One Month of Gratitude – my story. I am grateful that I have a rich and varied ethnic background – I love delving into the family history and immersing myself in genealogy whenever I get the chance.  I’m glad that my mother and father got married even if they are…

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Single-Parented to Single-Parenting

I first met Kathy Kaler after we had been chatting on Twitter for some time and she had suggested a book for me to read. Then, Kathy being Kathy, she contacted me to say she had a copy of the book if I’d like to collect it from her. I…

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21 Nov 2012 Gratitude

One Month of Gratitude – my story. I am grateful that I know what my rights are and am prepared to stand up for them. I spent the afternoon yesterday hearing about abused and raped men and women who didn’t & couldn’t, and suffered dearly for it. Average Rating 0…

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Learning to cry

Yesterday I did a blog post lamenting my week as a single parent in Home Alone. At the end of the post I asked “how on earth do single parents cope?” Once again I reached out to some of my friends who have experienced this in their own lives.  Most…

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20 Nov 2012 Gratitude

One Month of Gratitude – my story. I am grateful that my 7-year old has found a sport that he is smitten with. Karate above all others. Because he enjoys the sport, he works harder at it. Because he works hard at it he does well in the sport. We…

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Home alone

My husband decided that it was okay to go on a week long business trip recently. There are so many things wrong with that statement… I love my kids. I really do. But they drive me insane after a while. Why can’t kids just be like adults? You know, self-sufficient…

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19 Nov 2012 Gratitude

One Month of Gratitude – my story. I am grateful that Oscar is still with us after over 10 years.  I still remember the day that Sebastian and I selected him from the breeder in Pretoria. (Sebastian was a mixed Havanna Brown-Oriental Black that I had saved from a terrible…

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18 Nov 2012 Gratitude

One Month of Gratitude – my story. I am grateful that we’ve had a hamster as a pet for over 2 years now.  I’m glad we’ve had Toughey in our lives.  Toughey doesn’t look like he’ll make it till the morning. He is disorientated and cannot even take water even…

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Friends don’t let friends drink bad wine

That’s the headline of a Tweet that caught my attention today. It’s for a competition being run by Real Time Wine. Real Time Wine is a new app for everyone who enjoys wine, not just those who understand it. Their website says “Capture, rate, review and share those amazing moments…

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