Monthly Archives: January 2009

A weekend in Johannesburg

This weekend we went up to Johannesburg for a surprise baby shower for Hayley. Kolya’s little cousin is due in March – only a few more weeks to go! In the meantime, we’re still having adventures with eating, crawling, and … Continue reading

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Go, go, go

My friend Jacques sent me this lovely ad that appeared in the Sydney Daily Telegraph yesterday. Love it.

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… this rough magic: The Tempest

I was hoping this post would contain almost no text, and only photos. But, for once, this production hit Cape Town before anywhere else, so there aren’t yet gorgeous publicity shots littering the web. There should be. I wanted an … Continue reading

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Bleak, bleaker, bleakest: Burn after reading

This was the second film I’ve been to see since Kolya was born last May. So maybe it was a problem of elevated expectations – Woo hoo! the new Coen brothers movie! – after a year of almost no movies … Continue reading

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Message for a strong friend

Don’t do anything to make him love you. There is nothing to be done. Men seldom seem to figure this out intuitively, but love isn’t a noun, it’s a verb. Love is not something you find or lose. Love is … Continue reading

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My not-quite allotment

Last week, I took a homegrown salad along to Kerry and Matt’s New Year’s thingy. Matt pointed out that if you take land value in Bantry Bay into account, this might be the most expensive lettuce, leaf for leaf, in … Continue reading

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Poem

The Guesthouse by Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi This being human is a guest house Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they … Continue reading

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Noah’s brilliant birthday

This wasnt quite Kolya’s first birthday party. I seem to recall that he gatecrashed one last month that involved dancing to Abba and eating tartrazine-infested chips and watching other kids tear around a swimming pool, an event I wasn’t entirely … Continue reading

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Butternut and cherry jelly … culinary exploration with Kolya

[This post was supposed to include a very cute video of Kolya having dinner. Like really cute. But for some reason, YouTube won’t let me upload the video. Been working on it for several days now and I just can’t … Continue reading

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