this is what i said. i went for coffee. 6 hours long coffee. i had to laugh afterwards. i met new people. how lovely it was to be in a different place, space, culture, people ... new people. unplanned. welcoming. lovely. easy-going, new people. and i spent hours in their company, in their home. the … Continue reading 20211211: new people
My 2 (ex-)students
Today. On this day. While I'm feeling a little squashed. 2 students from 2 different institutions I worked at told me I was part of making their experiences great. One was a local student who got the opportunity to go to a summer school in The Netherlands and the other a student from the United … Continue reading My 2 (ex-)students
Do you countdown the days to your birthday? I don't really. Never used to. Lockdown had me do it in 2020 because I decided to blog daily for the 44 days before my birthday. And here I am ... doing it again. Why? No idea. Probably for my own thoughts to be somewhere for reflection. … Continue reading 45/2021/43: Almost
45/2021/7: Lockdown Day 419 ZA
I think I stopped thinking about the pandemic and especially about the lockdown at some point in time. It has 'normalised'. When I see people without masks it feels abnormal / wrong apart from the fact that it is ... LockdownImage by J Garget from Pixabay So today when I saw on someone's post that … Continue reading 45/2021/7: Lockdown Day 419 ZA
45/2021/1: Yes, please.
There's something beautifully simple about these two words: Yes, please. Heartwarming almost. Especially if it's unexpected. Do we use them enough though? Why was I surprised? I have a friend who sometimes give me orders and I reply: 'Please?', then the please will come. Intriguing I find it ... it would be nice if those … Continue reading 45/2021/1: Yes, please.
29 November 11 x 3 = 33I used to love the 11x table up until 11 x 11 ... then I'm done. Lol! My best friend from primary school up until mid high school has her birthday today. I wished her. It's quite interesting how we were friends and how we grew apart. Nothing happened. … Continue reading 2020: 33
Day 17: 44 to 44 at 4:44
This week: Death and Life. I’ve had an interesting week. You? I started homeschooling one of my godchildren. A friend in quarantine. A friend’s nephew in hospital. A friend’s father died. I was almost in an accident and some heavy shock vibes thereafter. Loads of thoughts. Life. How short life is. How, even though the … Continue reading Day 17: 44 to 44 at 4:44
Day 13: 44 to 44 at 4:44
See with your eyes The sweetest cutest funniest thing happened yesterday. I'm helping with the homeschooling of my eldest godchild - I have 6 godchildren (2 J's, 1 K, 1 C, 1 B and an E). Ages ranging from almost 1 to almost 10. Blessed and grateful for the love and trust. So ... busy … Continue reading Day 13: 44 to 44 at 4:44
Day 10: 44 to 44 at 4:44
Masks Do you recognize me with my mask on? Lockdown regulations require us to wear a mask when we go out. And we go out only if we have to. For essentials. So, ways to connect with loved ones has been ... limited I would say. One of my brothers and I occasionally therefore plan … Continue reading Day 10: 44 to 44 at 4:44