The basic content of these updates is what goes on in my house, a journal of the events in our lives, and finding the lesson in the craziness. Water restrictions are being enforced in Cape Town due to really bad rains, and the water supplies are in critical condition. Unlike Zim, not everyone has boreholes … Continue reading Update #21- When Water Runs Dry
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
I love collecting shells. Look at this urchin shell I found whilst we were on holiday in the Eastern Cape over Christmas- it was beautiful, and huge- almost the size of the palm of my hand! We had to send Aiden knee deep in a swirly rock pool to retrieve it. I had never seen … Continue reading The Story of Our Holiday
June 2014- continuation of updating the updates. I write this while Heath drives us from Bloubergstrand (where we’re staying) to Durbanville (where we’ll be settling)- about a half hour drive, and it's pouring with rain. At least I have internet connectivity! Aaah bliss. Its Ethan’s birthday tomorrow, he turns 9, and it is completely surreal … Continue reading Update #9- Butterflies, Goats and Fish.
This 'post' was written in May 2014. Publishing to blog now, so that all my old updates are on the blog. Sorry if I'm confusing you. So we arrived in CT on Sunday 25th May 2014. The whole ‘four seasons in one day’ thing that we were told a bajillion times by CT gurus has … Continue reading Update #8- Crazy Favour.
Looking for cars to buy, we have reached corners of Johannesburg many South Africans didn’t even know existed. We have driven to Lenasia (“-asia” being the emphasis– even had a Bank of India in the mall) and Vereeniging (poor dude on GPS didn’t cope well with this one– he fizzled out towards the end of the … Continue reading Update #7- The One With The Very Long Road
2014- The (back-up) update of our impending emigration continues: 12 May- Everything comes together and we book our tickets to fly to Joburg on the 14th! Have hired car and sorted accommodation with Heath's cousin, Cleedon and Zereena. They very bravely offered to have us stay for the week that we are in Jo'burg. 13 May- Some crazy running around; … Continue reading Update #6- Warning: Contains Toilet Humour. 4 boys, what do you expect?