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Inventiveness. My Kid Gets Ten Points For It.

We’re all familiar with the concept of Show and Tell, right? Of course we are. It’s simple. It happens at school, and there’s a theme and the kids have to talk about the theme and show something related to the … Continue reading

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On My Kid And Malapropisms

“Hey, mom. I can speak Vuvuzela*” my 5year old son said to me the other day. “Oh, really?” said I. “Yes.” he replied. “Sawubona Nkosazane”, he says proudly. “See, mom? I can speak Vuvuzela.” Yes, my boy. Your Vuvuzela is … Continue reading

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The Weekend: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Stadium security guard to me: what kind of pregnant lady goes to a rock show? Me to stadium security guard: the kind that bought her tickets before she fell pregnant. As you can see, I didn’t take any pictures of … Continue reading

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On How Fast It’s All Changing

Dear Kid, Last Thursday it was your first day at your new school. Just thinking about it, five days later, makes me teary all over again. It feels like such a big fat cliche to say that it feels like … Continue reading

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On Things We’ve Done This Year, Already

It might only be 11 days into the Twenty-Thirteen, but we’ve made them busy days and they’ve been full of doing stuff and seeing things. So far we have: Taken The Kid to the Montecasino Bird Gardens. Which he adored. … Continue reading

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On New Kitchens And @RussellHobbsSA Swag

A couple Saturdays ago, I came home and my kitchen was missing. Living without a kitchen is painful. It was two weeks of sheer torture (and my poor fiance eating take out) but we finally have this, now. Loads of … Continue reading

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On Being New Home-Owners

As of last week Thursday, we’re practically homeowners. We did it. We found a house. We successfully applied for a home loan and it’s finally happening. After three years of house-hunting, countless disappointments, innumerable hours spent traipsing around the most … Continue reading

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I’m Looking Forward To The Best Ultimate Spider-Monkey/Noah’s Ark Mash-Up, Ever

Every year The Kid’s school puts on a performance. Last year it was Christmas-themed and it was the story of Baby Cheeses. My Kid was a sheep. And the cutest, most adorable sheep EVER, I might add. The Kid goes … Continue reading

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All I Need Is A Bullhorn, A Tazer & A Flame-Thrower

Generally, I’m quite a laid-back person. Despite my parents nick-naming me “Tantrum” as a child, it takes a lot to make me cross. Not lately, however. Despite the baby currently being no bigger than a lentil (or something) it has … Continue reading

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On The Long Weekend – It Was Blissful

Three day weekends. Not as long as they could be, but longer than they should be. This weekend was long enough to look at another squillion houses. None of which tickled our fancy even a little bit. There’s a house … Continue reading

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