Category Archives: family and friends

Play without agenda

The last two weeks have blown apart a lot of my preconceptions about parenting and education. One of them: The Importance of Educational Activities. You know what? I have learned something big. Kids need to Just Play. A lot, and … Continue reading

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A departure

So the last time I wrote anything here was about the birth of our little girl. An arrival, so sweet. So it’s fairly obvious why I haven’t posted again in a while. There have been many a fine Mental Blog … Continue reading

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Sunday’s child

Molly-Rose, born 3.10 am on 8 September 2013. Doesn’t seem like only two and half weeks ago that we suddenly said hello to our feisty little girl. She was born peacefully at home, in a birth pool, with the amazing, … Continue reading

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Diary of a pregnancy – part III

1. The biggest birthday ever Yesterday it was my birthday (as Paul Simon said in that nice song). I must admit, it nearly slipped my mind til I was checking the slightly addictive pregnancy timeline at http://www.pregnology.com (for the “How … Continue reading

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Oranges, lemons and limes

It’s been a busy time around here, but also filled with abundant surprises. This is a picture of a small lemon tree that stands in a barrel at the end of the garden. The lemon tree struggles a bit: I … Continue reading

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Kolya’s 5th birthday

Kolya turned 5 at the beginning of May. We celebrated with a small braai with friends and family.

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One month…

Today is the 7th of May. This morning I flicked through my diary. Since 7th April, we have… sold a house, bought a house, rented an in-between house… undergone two baby scans and a slightly scary screening test that spanned … Continue reading

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Reflections after a wedding

I never expected to meet someone I wanted to marry, let alone for anyone to want to marry me. Never dreamt of the big day, and (to be honest) thought it was kind of weird that so many girls did. … Continue reading

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Passion fruit

Two years ago, when Kolya and I moved to this house, we received a housewarming gift of a little granadilla plant. It was about 30 cm high, and had a little card attached that said “Here is a passion fruit … Continue reading

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Betty’s Bay

This summer holiday started in October 2010, when I decided I wanted to go stay somewhere pretty in December of that year. The holiday accommodation places all laughed me off the phone. Apparently, you can’t book anything for December after … Continue reading

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