We were without power for more than 48 hours. And it was cold with continuous rain throughout that period. Let that just sink in for a little bit. What would you do without power for that long? How would you survive? Our state owned power utility instituted what has become known as loadshedding on Thursday.… Continue reading Word of the week: Survival
At this time of the year, I am so tired of having to answer that question every single day. Can't somebody else please see to dinner just once? Even when we order in, what shall we order, gets directed at me. It's summer time in South Africa. And our summers are very hot, so hot… Continue reading What’s for dinner?
The word grace has been the word of the year for many people. I have been waiting for the right time to make this my word of the week. I think the time has come. This is my second last week as an Agile coach at a client whose people I have come to really… Continue reading Word of the Week: Grace
Two years ago this time, a tiny baby was rushed very prematurely into this world. And what a cruel world he found it to be. He didn't know what it was like to be held to his mother's chest until he was four weeks old. His skin was too sensitive for a blanket to be… Continue reading Baking for Eli
Oh what a week! So many things went wrong and yet just one really great evening with my aunt and her daughter visiting from London pushed all the disappointments into the background; albeit temporarily. My aunt celebrated her 85th birthday while on holiday in South Africa. While I hope to see her again, there are… Continue reading Word of the Week: Excited