Lost: Middle Age

I was first reminded of my upcoming birthday while busy writing my entry for 16 November Gratitude when it dawned on me that I’ll be 40 years old in the new year. It didn’t occur to me as a good thing neither nor as a bad thing. It doesn’t really…

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9 Days to Christmas

Today we’ll be making a suet bird feeder for the garden. The main pic is from the Advent Calendar I made this year. Average Rating 0 out of 5 stars. 0 votes. You must log in to submit a review.

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The roots of racism

Thabo Mophiring, a long-time Twitter friend, shared an article with me after I posted On Racism on this blog; “The Roots of Racism”, in which Lance Selfa discusses the origins of slavery at the dawn of capitalism and the ideology of white supremacy. Here is a short introductory excerpt from the article:…

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10 Days to Christmas

Who can we visit today? My great-Uncle in the old age home? (And my kids great-great-Uncle then…) Any of my cousins (orphaned) who live in Joburg? My brothers? My cousin who will be spending Christmas without her own family in Joburg this year? The main pic is from the Advent Calendar I…

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What does a Bahá’í Christmas look like?

This blog series has been one of the best for me personally so far. I have learnt so much from my friends, about their religions and way of life. The friend who I’ve asked to share his story in this post is honestly one of the nicest people I’ve ever…

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11 Days to Christmas

Today is the day that we take a drive to see what the rest of our town looks like all lit up and dressed for Christmas! The main pic is from the Advent Calendar I made this year. Average Rating 0 out of 5 stars. 0 votes. You must log in to…

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Are we there yet?

As a parent, I’ve recently been provided with information and travel tips to make travelling simpler (if that is at all possible) with young children.  The first lot of info received was at an AA (Automobile Association) breakfast in November and the next was from Pampers in early December. (I…

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What does a Charismatic Christmas look like?

My friend Mike was always destined for greater things. He used to work in my Merchandising team at a national corporate many years ago. He is most probably the calmest person I’ve ever known that has worked in a corporate environment… He and his partner-in-crime at the time have both…

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12 Days to Christmas

When should Christmas decorations be put up? Every year, it seems that Christmas decorations start appearing a little bit earlier. I think I saw the first Christmas “Easter Egg” (yes…) in stores at the end of September this year.  Even my kids have been quite confused by the early arrival…

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What’s cooking good looking?

For as long as I’ve been living in Johannesburg, our Christmas fare has been pretty much standardised year-on-year. I simply make all our favourite food! And good food never goes out of fashion. Christmas Eve, celebrated with immediate family living in town or visiting from other cities or countries join…

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