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On This Day

One of my favourite features of Facebook is the ‘On This Day’ one, when Facebook reminds you what you were doing that day in years gone by. I love it because quite often the memory of the moment that status went up, or that picture was taken almost transport me back in time emotionally and I can relive the memories of that day, the good and the bad memories – either way, it’s always a reminder of how far we have come.

This is how my life has played out on this day over the past 10 years according to Facebook.

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Holiday, Parenting, Travel

Holiday snaps …

I don’t really have a lot to say today. It’s one of those days when I just want to crawl into bed, block out the day-light and maybe resurface tomorrow with a more positive frame of mind. 

So on that note, I thought I would share a few of my favorite photos from our short holiday to Zimbabwe, my home country. 

Our dusty drive-way … the beautiful red earth ground that is so rich in color and so fruitful, but alas, it stains Everything. I only pack ‘old’ or already stained clothes when we go there! 

Free range chickens … nesting wherever they please. 


‘Free range’ peacocks … 


Flowers from the garden. 


And then on the flip side, we had a few day trips to Harare on business: 
Saw these guys catching a lift. Crazy! 

Parking restrictions in the city center.

Accident on Samora Machel drive in 08.00am traffic – nightmare!

 

The church where my grandparents were married in the late 1940s (I think). 

Average temperature last week was around 35 degrees Celcius. Melting hot and humid! 

Favorite time of day: needless to say … wine o’clock. 

Now, if you made it to the end, let me know if you can spot the peacock hiding in the featured photo. Don’t spoil the surprise, just comment yes or no. 

motherhood, Parenting, Travel

Stop Licking That! 

After a five hour trip with the girls, start to finish, from OR Tambo airport (Johannesburg) until into their eager grandparents arms in Harare, it took about 5 hours. 

Five. Hours. Of telling them to “Stop Licking That!” By that I mean: 

The railing in the airport. 

The counter at Passport Control. 

The elevator button. 

The window in the plane. 

The tray table. 

The bus railing! 

Why? For f”*k sakes? WHY?!?! 

Anyway, we are here. 

Other than the licking, all is good. They kept their shoes on,  only kicked the chair in front of them 200 times(!) and seemed to have survived the day on chips, crisps and slush-puppies! 

Thanks Gaya (granny) and Gumgum (grandpa)!!

Now to sit back and let the grandparents take over for a week! Loving it!