Ming asked me to speak at his wedding. At first I said no. Then I said ok. As it turns out I will not be needing to speak up on stage, but as I was dithering, this thought came upon me. It takes a village to raise a child. From the very first day an ever changing landscape of people, doctors and teachers and grandparents, siblings, friends in kindergarten, primary school, high school, college, church…
If you’ve ever tried living in two homes you would have realised that it is quite a feat requiring expert planning skills and ends up still being quite disruptive to every day life. Especially when you have to go back to the original home daily to feed the dogs and water the garden. Letting go of that dream and just enjoying the bits of it that remain. Oh but I am loving it!
I must have started on this project in previous years and probably abandoned the idea along the way. This year something about documenting a week of my life in detail took hold of me. I think Ali has been inviting people to join her on this journey for about seven or eight years now, and week in the... Read More
Regrouping this week as November comes into full swing, realising that as the year comes to a close there are a whole bunch of intentions set in January that are going to be left behind without a hope of getting finished. There is a little pressure here to get on with it on some accounts and to let... Read More
One of my intentions for this 52 week project was to pay attention to details. All projects start with the best of intentions. The excitement of something new. The promise of change and maybe a life changing outcome. Or at least a positive one. Probably the main reason New Year’s resolutions... Read More
It’s been a little frustrating around here. After meeting with the architect, I thought that things would proceed quickly. I even had hopes of seeing my new kitchen emerging before the Christmas holidays. Three weeks later they have not been able to locate the plans nor have they made an appointment... Read More
While planning for our kitchen re do, there was a lot of thinking to do. A lot of questions that needed to be asked and answered. The existing kitchen is entirely too small and lacks storage. On two walls there are doors that lead to the wet kitchen and dining room respectively, another wall is fitted... Read More
Every time we go to the apartment , there is a feeling of space. Space around us. And space in my head. It feels like you can do more when you have less. All we have there is a couple of sets of clothes. Stuff to go to the gym. There is no food except cereal and milk, coffee and tea. Each time we... Read More
This was going to be a post about function in the home. I was procrastinating the start. The getting down to writing. In the most common way. Smartphone. While procrastinating with my smartphone I came across a post by Jeff Goins. About how our life’s work is always unfinished. This struck... Read More
I’ve been struggling this week with what to write in this post. While week 6 was a rush of excitement and activity, week 7 was wrought with less than positive thoughts. I asked myself why I was doing this. Why the self imposed challenge to write these posts regularly, to document everything... Read More
Monday morning blues.
Sometimes fantastic things that happen to you that require more effort and energy than you can muster. There is the valley and the mountain and maybe a rainbow beyond. In the valley it is sometimes dark and muddy, sometimes your shoes get stuck and you have to yank a... Read More