All wrapped up

The Husband and I both enjoy Mexican food.  I have developed, over the years, a greater tolerance of hot and a little more spicy.  Mexican allows for our both respective heat proclivities and penchants for things animal or vegetable. Just down the road and around the corner from our first home was a Mexican spot. … Continue reading All wrapped up

Games: to play or not to play

I gather that thanks to the international and enforced stay-at-home, there's been a whole lot more game-playing going on.  Of one sort or another.  Or is there?  I have, before, nailed my colours to the mast about board games. The same applies to video games.  I don't get them.  Well that's not strictly true.  I … Continue reading Games: to play or not to play

Common sense: Not so common

On 1 June 2020, South Africa moved to level 3 of the measures in terms of the National State of Disaster to curtail the spread of Covid-19.  There are a few people suggesting that it's the end of lockdown.  When the President madethe announcement, he advised that the details would be made clearer in "the … Continue reading Common sense: Not so common

Comfort food in a time of Covid-19 – I

I started revising this 2014 post as we entered month two of lockdown in South Africa.  Although we moved from level 5 to level 4 on the first of May, for many, there was no material change to our lives.  Speaking for myself:  the novelty has worn off.  Reserves - of all types - are … Continue reading Comfort food in a time of Covid-19 – I

I’m tired….

I'm tired. I'm tired of being in lockdown. I'm tired of people supporting the lockdown. I'm tired of people not supporting the lockdown. I'm tired of people railing about "the situation" before they've read all the facts. I'm tired of the mixed messages from our leaders - local and international. I'm tired of listening to … Continue reading I’m tired….

If I were to choose…

I participate, from time to time, in the odd blog challenge.  Just because.  There's a particular one to which I'm quite partial.  Not because I've ever won, but because it gets me thinking.  About things.  All sorts of things.  It's run by an international bunch of guys and gals hailing from the UK, US and … Continue reading If I were to choose…

Ducks, Drakes and Croc Socks

Today is the fourth Saturday of our enforced lockdown.  We should have been "free" yesterday.  Instead, last Thursday, they added another fourteen days to our enforced stay at home.  If one reads between the lines, as I have said, there's no guarantee that 1 May 2020 will see emancipation. I admit that yesterday was a … Continue reading Ducks, Drakes and Croc Socks

Black and white*

That old cliché, that nothing in life is black and white, is also a truism. Mid 2016, I was increasingly less able to manage the jaundice that was developing in my working environment and then my work encroached on my blog space.  Posts were sporadic over the previous 18 or so months:  not for lack … Continue reading Black and white*

Countering Covid-19: South Africa 21 days in

The world seems to have stopped and united over a single concern: Covid-19. In the six years I've been blogging this is the first time I've ever written serveral posts on a single topic in such quick succession. I've gone from mentioning Covid-19 as a tangential aside, to actually writing an update. Only one burble … Continue reading Countering Covid-19: South Africa 21 days in