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I am unsubscribing

Last week I had an amazing week. A wake-up and smell the roses, call yourself on your stuff,  “this is it” kinda week. There is this issue I have been battling with.  Gnawing at, regurgitating, “derms uitryg” sort of around … Continue reading

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What is in a name?

My name is unusual.  “Perdita” means “Lost Child”. When I first introduce myself, people invariably do a double take and try a few versions of my name on for size. So I have taken to telling them what my name … Continue reading

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Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel I have known for a while now that I am due for a visit to the Heartbreak Hotel. If there is one thing I have learnt along the way, it is as the Afrikaners say: “jou beurt is … Continue reading

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For the love of roses

The last few birthdays I have found myself saying: “Roses, give me anything with roses”, when asked by my offspring what they can get me.   I was mostly referring to perfumes and bath products, of course. This year, what with … Continue reading

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One woman’s day!

Four years after the birth of my son, I was heavily pregnant with my second child.  My colleagues took me to a farewell lunch and I was asked if I knew the gender of the child and if I had … Continue reading

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Toi-toiende beskermengele

Daar was hierdie week twee prentjies op “face boek” wat my gees laat wandel het. Een was van ‘n voeding-stellasie vir kalwertjies en die ander van ‘n Aga-stoof  en varsgebakte plaasbrode (Fotokrediet – Die Goeie Ou Dae – https://web.facebook.com/Die-Goeie-Ou-Dae-411664659032082/) My … Continue reading

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Praying our goodbyes!

Many years ago during a period of great transition, I was introduced to the concept of “praying our goodbyes”. Now, as my love and I are poised to embark on new (and as yet unknown) adventures, I find this phrase … Continue reading

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