Monthly Archives: April 2009

Daring Bakers Voters Day Cheesecake(s)!

The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey’s Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge. The Mowgli of me had to sit down with the Bulloo of me this month and learn this law of … Continue reading

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Highs and lows of voting day 2009

I feel cheered to notice all the inked thumbs last night and today. Everyone at book club last night had the telltale inky stain. Pam arrived at work this morning with hers. I went swimming at the gym, and noticed … Continue reading

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Theatresports workshops

Shameless advertising here! This is for any of you that are based in Cape Town and have any interest in improvisational theatre work… Or, if you have friends that fit that bill, please forward these details to them! The next … Continue reading

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The argument against forgiveness

What does it mean to forgive? The way I see it, it doesn’t mean anything. In fact, I find the concept of forgiveness something extraneous, confusing and downright meaningless. The widely used notion of forgiveness comes from the Judeo-Christian tradition. … Continue reading

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Here is a poem called Wild Geese, by Mary Oliver (from her book, Dream Work, 1986.) You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. … Continue reading

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The Food Barn

A big, unreserved recommendation for the Food Barn! Go eat there, you will love it! I first heard of The Food Barn a few months ago. I was at a wonderful “Feast of Mindfulness” organised by The Institute for Mindfulness … Continue reading

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Photo Booth

We were messing around with Photo Booth on my new Mac this evening, which has some cool effects to indulge your inner poser…. I especially love the “cartoon book” effect. Here comes my superheroine alter ego 🙂

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Wedding bells

The persistent grapevine tells me that Kolya’s father is getting married today. I wonder if he has any idea how glad we in South Africa are about this. Probably not. Of course, some might say it’s a little hasty, not … Continue reading

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Max and Noah say…

“Kolya is my brother from another mother.”

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The continuing case of the mystery chicken soup

Really, you’d think I’d know better by now. But no, apparently not. See, there’s this guy (isn’t there always?) I haven’t heard from him for a while; he’s been away. I email to say hi. He emails to say hey, … Continue reading

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