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Transitions: Dad

28 Jun 2015 / 5 Comments / in Family, loss, love

My Dad recently moved into a local care home, after my Mom passed away earlier this year. It hasn’t been an easy year for any of us. Perhaps least of all for him. Oh it’s a good place and he is well looked after. I get to see him most days, it’s close to where […]

17 years old

24 Jun 2015 / 0 Comments / in Family, love, Motherhood

  My beautiful son Happy 17th Birthday I’ve been thinking a lot lately of little Raphael, specifically the 2 year old version with the fly-away fluffy hair and delightful laugh, so filled with joy and freedom and love and life. Too young yet to have any fears of anything – even dogs. Amazed by everything […]

16 years old

25 Jun 2014 / 4 Comments / in Children, Family, love, Motherhood

Dear Raph Sixteen! Seems just yesterday I was writing your 13th birthday letter, at the start of these teen years that were unknown and (from my view point anyways) not a little scary. Now you’re turning 16 and the thing I should have realized is that you weren’t going to become someone else, someone I didn’t […]

Re-visiting childhood

10 May 2014 / 1 Comment / in Children, Family, Motherhood

My 15 year old son at his old playground in Sun Valley this morning (we used to live over the road from this rather dilapted park – now my parents do)

Creative writing morning with Mom

03 May 2014 / 1 Comment / in Family, writing

I spent a lovely couple of hours with Mom this morning, working through some creative writing exercises from a great book she has.  We had coffee, chocolate muffins and apples, sandlewood oil burning, and silence. We’re meeting again next week and have homework 🙂 If I write something worth sharing I may post it on […]

Music, coffee and book shops in Cape Town

I had some family visiting in January and one of the days I took my son, my brother and his daughter to spend time in Observatory and Cape Town CBD. We hung out at Revolution Records and BoloBolo bookshop in Obs then went to Truth Coffee and The Book Lounge in the city centre. I […]

Chilli Hot Chocolate

teenage boy chilli hot chocolate
13 Aug 2013 / 0 Comments / in Family, Instagram, Motherhood

I was meant to go on a wine tour today but the weather was cold and stormy and the tour was cancelled. As both Raphael and I currently have heads full of snot we ended up staying home together and (sniffing, sneezing and coughing aside) it was a cool day – just the two of us […]

15 today

Raphael Blue 15
22 Jun 2013 / 1 Comment / in Family, Motherhood

My beautiful boy So you’re turning 15. Just writing that makes me get all tearful – silly right? but it’s true. But you know the good part of that is, I’m not tearful because I miss the tiny baby lying next to me in bed before you were old enough to even smile, just looking […]

This weekend I’m going to…

21 Jun 2013 / 4 Comments / in Family, Me, myself & I, Photography, sea

I have 3 days weekends (yeah, you can hate me, I’m down with that) So when I say ‘This weekend I’m going to…’ I include Fridays… Swim on Winter Solstice Day at Fish Hoek (done- stayed in for 6 waves even! 11 degrees C but the sun came out long enough to warm me while […]

The Great Big High School Debate

Greenhairmermaid Photography
17 Jun 2011 / 1 Comment / in Family, Motherhood

  UPDATE: Raph was accepted at both schools at which he applied and has chosen to go to Westerford. 🙂 So the time has come. With R turning 13 in less than a week (eee!) the next big decision on our radar is which high school will he go to next year. This particular topic […]