Tag Archives: Mike

My Dad Would Have Turned 90

Friday Today was the day… If my Dad had lived he would have turned 90. He was born on 22nd July 1932 and would have loved to live deep into old age. He passed away at aged 76, after having … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Chess

Sunday Today was the day… We celebrated Father’s Day. David came in to wish Mike and then disappeared off to catch up on some sleep. We went to the beach in full winter kit. The water wasn’t too bad, but … Continue reading

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Mike Making Gates

Wednesday Today was the day… Mike made gates. This is the second set. He made these ones for the Little Lookout… And now he is making more for the Seaview apartment entrance…this is the gap into which they will go… … Continue reading

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A Rare Two-Swim Day

Monday Today was the day… That was super busy but we made it into a rare two-swim day. We went down early this morning, had a shorter swim than usual. The water was warm but there was a load of … Continue reading

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Mike’s 71st Birthday

Monday Today was the day… Mike turned 71. Every birthday is a blessing. Today was no different and it was beyond wonderful to have Adrian and Stacey and Elsie with us. We started with coffee before 7 &  gave Mike … Continue reading

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Things That Warm My Heart

Wednesday Today was the day… That was very busy. I had a number of video meetings which wiped out hours of the day. The wind was howling so there was no visit to the beach. As a result, I started … Continue reading

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First Vines Planted

Saturday 30th October 2021 – I wasn’t sure if I was going to make the title of this post about the vines or about my toenail. I concluded, we’ll still be talking about the vines in years to come and … Continue reading

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Warmth to Windy

Friday Today was the day… That bought with it a strong north-westerly wind. It roared across Cape Town replacing the warmth of yesterday with a chilly  possibility of another cold front. No swimming, but Mike and I did walk to … Continue reading

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Mike in His Happy Place

Thursday Today was the day… We reverted to our usual routine. We went to the beach and I swam in choppy water while Mike jogged. There was no crawl to be done in the sea today. I tried, but got … Continue reading

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This Man!

Saturday Today was the day… I again learned that Mike has way more energy than me! This Man!  First thing he did was to start the day with his quiet time. Then we had breakfast and went to Echo. He … Continue reading

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My Jack of All Trades

Wednesday Today was the day… I worked for more than 7 hours. I had a Middle East Team meeting. I shopped! Mike went out to the electrical shop and bought a bunch of things. It was also decided that he … Continue reading

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McGyver Mike

Thursday 4-15pm This is a very hastily assembled blog as we need to leave for the airport in 15 minutes. 😮 so I’ll type fast. Mike worked at the YMCA on Queen Victoria Street Cape Town from 1980 to 1986. … Continue reading

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A Discombobulated Day

Monday It was a discombobulated day! What’s funny about me calling this blog Discombobulated, is that it is the third blog with that title, so I changed it to A Discombobulated Day only to find that title has appeared once … Continue reading

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Mike Has a Problem…

Sunday Today I was getting dressed and picked up a pair of jeans that were hung over a chair. As I started putting them on, I realised they weren’t mine but I still continued. They fitted like a glove. There … Continue reading

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Mike Tripped While Running

Today I didn’t go to gym, but got up very early and worked. Mike got up early too and went for a run. He hadn’t been away long when I heard him return. He came upstairs saying, “I’m leaking!” He … Continue reading

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