I haven’t been in the most chipper of moods lately. To be honest, I’ve been feeling quite cynical and disillusioned. But the cloud is lifting – it always does – and there have been been a few rays of sunshine this week. The biggest was a little bit of CSI work I got involved with,… Read More The Hanging Gardens of Walkerville
On a very good day, I spend about 90 minutes in traffic on my commute to and from work. That’s an hour and a half of my waking hours staring at cars in front of me and dodging taxis. Last year, I made a conscious decision to be more discerning about what to do with my… Read More Inspiration Everywhere!
Geez – this back to school stuff is expensive! This year particularly , what with the teen entering high school and needing an entire new uniform! By uniform, I’m not talking white shirt, grey pants and black shoes. I haven’t even done that shopping yet! I’m talking blazer, a straw basher (umm – what century… Read More Back to School Sanity-Savers
I woke up a little stiff this morning, after yesterday’s Adrienne Hersch/Randburg Harriers race. And I didn’t even run. I was there though. My shoulders were a little achy from holding out water sachets for all the runners! Our Run/Walk for Life branch looked after the 8km water point so a bunch of us crazies woke… Read More From the other side
It’s Sunday, the 1st of May. I’ve spent the last few days contemplating how I would restart my diet food plan for life today. Debating whether it was viable to start today, considering it’s a Sunday and a long weekend and all. It would have been so much better if this first day of a new… Read More The Anti-Diet Project
*Beware… This post might make you itch!* We are almost at the end of the first term of school and I’m about to tell you a tale about something that happened very early in the first weeks of this school year. It’s taken me this long to write about it because I really needed to… Read More A Lousy Little Tale
I thought I’d don the Mom-Blog hat for once instead of the Running-Blog sneakers and post about the big parenting thing happening for us right now… Ewan is less than a year away from high school and I can hardly believe we are at this point in our lives! When we were choosing primary schools all… Read More Choosing a highschool…or letting a highschool choose us!
I have an awesome domestic helper named Virginia (we call her VG for short) who lives with us and is a very important part of our cozy little household. Virginia and her family hail from Rustenburg. A couple of weeks ago, Virginia’s sister, Elizabeth, an energetic, bright and healthy woman, started feeling terribly ill. She went… Read More The good, the bad and the downright bizarre of our Public Health System
Yesterday morning I got back from a long run with a couple of friends from our club, tossed my stuff on the dining room table, and went straight into the kitchen for food and coffee and then upstairs to soak my tired legs and feet in a hot bath. Two things to note here: Our big square 8… Read More Our (tog) bag of tricks
Yes, In Hil’s Head has been sadly neglected following my attempt at a blog post each day for a month earlier this year. Which is not to say that nothing has been going on In Hil’s Head – just that Hil couldn’t be arsed to write about it! So in the spirit of getting things… Read More A meme to get started again…