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Water and Grace~ Life, Love and Africa

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This is our third day without running water.  TIA (this is Africa) as we say. When you live here, you pretty much take these things in stride. Let’s just say service delivery is not the forte of many municipalities, so every now and again you turn on the tap and nothing comes out.  Usually it’s resolved within a few hours, or a day....
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Life, Love and Africa: With Age Comes….

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I was thinking about that as I celebrated a birthday last week, and these are the words I came up with to fill in that blank.  With age comes: Wisdom.  There is no substitute for experience. While I didn’t enjoy every experience that came my way, I can now appreciate each and every one of them.  The hardest knocks were the ones that...
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Yearning for yoga

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My world has been upside down for the last seven weeks- and I like it! After more than thirty years of feeling like an outsider desperately trying to get in to an exclusive club, I’m truly discovering yoga for the first time. I’m working at finding my flexibility, strength, focus and clarity. I’m finding my balance. When I first tried...
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Life, Love and Africa – A little privacy, please?

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My husband and I have been living in the South African bushveld for nearly seven years now.  Every day brings  new experiences, and we never forget how fortunate we are to be surrounded by creatures of every description.We never tire of watching them. But sometimes we forget how many eyes are actually on us! We're quite used to the monkeys...
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Life, Love and Africa

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MONKEY BUSINESS For years we've coexisted pretty much peacefully with our furry neighbours, the vervet monkeys.  Sure, if you aren't careful and leave a door or window open they will sneak in and eat anything in sight.  I've lost countless bananas, mangoes and avocados, a carton of eggs and even a highly coveted piece of carrot cake to...
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