Lessons in Laundry

Laundry. I've done a lot. Especially in the last 3 years, because in Zimbabwe, most homes employ permanent domestic help. Here in Cape Town, I am the domestic help. But then I counted my children, and realised I actually have 4 domestic helpers. Boo yah! And I pay them in muffins. I have taught them … Continue reading Lessons in Laundry


Homeschooling and Other Horror Stories

So after plenty of hinting in the last blog, I’m sure you’ve seen it coming that we have decided to homeschool Luke (13). And as Ethan’s (11) history of school entails 3 termly parental meetings to discuss his not paying attention, settling down, or the inevitable “he just cannot stay in his seat,” we’ve decided … Continue reading Homeschooling and Other Horror Stories

Update #20- Leaving, growing, pooing.

It's been almost a year since I posted an update, as I've been writing about other stuff in between. This sort of brings everything together better I think. Our life at present: Obviously the biggest change is Joshua moving out into the BIG wide world. To the tiny corner of Sun Valley, oxymoronically (yes! T’is … Continue reading Update #20- Leaving, growing, pooing.

Happy New Yeee-nnggg!#@&*

T'was the end of the year 2000, the turn of the year. Factually, the turn of the whole millenium. I was 36 weeks pregnant with the world's busiest baby, whose due date was 6th January. We had already decided his name would be Aiden, which means 'fire' because we felt it described his character- he was … Continue reading Happy New Yeee-nnggg!#@&*