Baby L: 1st day at school

In January 2021, Baby L turned 2 years old. She is a bright child, and if I think about her, it feels like there is a beating little light that glows inside my chest. Its somewhere near my heart. It might be inside my heart. This is all up for debate. Until now, Baby L…

Baby L: sleep coaching

I’ll be honest, I was a little hesitant to write this blog post. Sleep coaching, training, whatever you want to call it, seems to be a contentious topic. Or perhaps that was simply my own internalized battle that I had when it came to training babies to sleep. But I am ahead of my story….

Explore: Couples Pod, Wolseley

As lockdown regulations in South Africa started lifting, opportunities began to reopen for travel.  Zanda, my house-mate-photographer was invited to spend a night at the Couples Pod on Riverstone farm. It is a beautiful new accommodation on the farm, and she was invited to capture some images. Lucky for me…she invited me to join her!…

Baby L: minor injury

Level 4 lockdown (2) I’ve downgraded the lockdown concept to a subtitle. It seems secondary to what is actually going on in my house. Baby L’s injury. Before I begin – let me state at the outset that she is fine, and all is well. “Suspense” is not something I would like to build in…

Level 4 lockdown SA (1)

Level 4 lockdown started on May 1st. It seemed appropriate to adjust the blog title. The lockdown series implied a short sprint of restrictions. Levels imply a marathon. It’s been an interesting week and a bit. Here’s how its been happening. Level 4 lockdown means we’re allowed to exercise (run, walk, cycle etc.) within 5km…

Lockdown SA (14)

On Friday, this version of lockdown will be over. We will move out of Level 5 lockdown, into Level 4 lockdown. In practical terms, this doesn’t really mean much. I’ll still work from home. I still won’t be able to buy wine. Its hard to say how I will survive. On the home front, our…

Lockdown SA (13)

Three weeks ago, lockdown started. How strange, that it has already been three weeks. How much stranger that it is not yet over. I haven’t blogged for a few days, it’s probably because I honestly just wasn’t feeling up to it. Nothing bad happened, nothing was wrong. I just felt a little low. An overcast-ness…

Lockdown SA (12)

We are still in lockdown. Here’s what it looked like today. Bash was on call yesterday, which meant that today he went into work again to do the post-call round. Luckily, this didn’t take too long so I still felt like I had most of the day with him. By the time he arrived home,…

Lockdown SA (11)

Its Friday on Easter weekend. Probably the strangest Easter weekend that most South Africans can remember having. Last night, President Ramaphosa extended the lockdown for a further two weeks. This takes us through to the end of April. My initial reaction was a WhatsApp to my family, which read something along the lines of “ah,…

Covid-19: Lockdown SA (10)

Wednesday April 8 Its Day 12 of lockdown. I think. Its all kind of blurred into one-another now. And I’m not entirely opposed to that sensation. There is this liberating feeling. Knowing that I can’t make plans, go out, go places, buy stuff. I can only stay at home. Make that routine happy and productive. And go…