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Back to the Grid

Monday Today has not been a bad day. I woke up quite early and started working. Yesterday evening, I did quite a lot of work, so this morning just had a couple of emails. As I was up to date, … Continue reading

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Caught in Protests

Wednesday Julian usually comes on a Wednesday  but this week he arrived last night, so this evening we went out for dinner. We decided to go to Imhoff to one of our favourite restaurants Blue Water Cafe. The sun is … Continue reading

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Ear Infection

Thursday Today I went to my GP. It’s the first time since 2017 that I’ve needed to go to a GP. I’ve had a few issues with my left ear particularly but today when not only was it blocked and … Continue reading

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Cape Town Dam Levels 65%

Tuesday Just for history, today Boris Johnson was voted in as the new British PM. British politics are about to get a whole lot more entertaining. I think as far as eccentricities go, he probably is the most similar to … Continue reading

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It’s Feeling Like the Weekend

Today I got up early and got to work.  There was hardly any. I did the little that was there and then went to gym.  When I got home, there was an email to say the schools in the Middle … Continue reading

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More Responsibility

One of the things I’ve always enjoyed about my online work is that it’s basic work but it’s still a very appreciated position. As the years have passed I’ve started doing the work for people up the work food chain. In the … Continue reading

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Dam Levels

This time last year, the water shortage in Cape Town was dire. The dam levels were only 24.5% full. We were carrying buckets to the toilet and using tank water for as much as possible. We had no idea of … Continue reading

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50%

Yip. It is the 3rd July 2018 and the dam levels in Cape Town are now 50% full. Mike and I took a walk down to the Sun Valley Pond. It has risen so much. Looking to the left… Looking … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Think I’d Say This…

I really didn’t think I’d hear myself saying this: ” I hope the rain stays off until my washing is dry!” Let it rain any time. I haven’t done a load of washing for ages and today was the day … Continue reading

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Sun Valley Pond 2017-2018

We haven’t gone down to the Sun Valley pond for ages. The last time I took a photo of it was back at the end of January and it looked like this… This evening Julian and I took a walk … Continue reading

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Massive Storm

As I write, the wind is picking up at a hectic pace. The doors and windows are rattling and every now and you can hear the trees rustling and the wind gusting. There’s a lot of rain on the way to … Continue reading

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A Six Hour Day

We woke this morning to the rain having passed having washed the Cape and assisted in filling the dams. The dam levels were measured yesterday (before the rain) and were 20% full compared to 20.9% the week before and 23.6% … Continue reading

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This is What Retired People Do

Well this is what retired people (who work from home) do! This morning, Mike and I woke up at some ridiculously early hour – like 4am. We chatted a bit (mainly about trying to figure out how much daily Euro … Continue reading

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A Note in My Bible

Every June 3rd, when I open my Bible to read, I have a note which reminds me that on this day 2010, Carlyn phoned the CCFm studio and gave her life to Jesus. It unrolled like this…. which is what … Continue reading

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Great Drought of 2017

Lauranne is a work colleague who lives in Auckland, New Zealand. I don’t have too much contact with her, but from time to time we exchange emails, usually work related, with a few lines of personal information. She wrote and … Continue reading

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