Category Archives: Sleep

You may say I’m a dreamer…

“It takes nothing from my candle to light yours” – This was the title of my oldest son’s graduation speech to the class of 2009 when he graduated from Rhodes; I was sitting front and centre in the auditorium with his biological grandmother and two younger siblings. I was proud that the four years in…
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5 things women want

[caption id="attachment_266" align="aligncenter" width="293" caption="George..."][/caption] I can’t remember when I developed an interest in Esquire Magazine. I suspect it has something to do with a cover featuring a certain formerly obscure actor turned dreamboat. I was looking around on Google for articles on cuddling (don’t ask) and I found a link that sent me to the…
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Feeling the Burn like it’s the ‘80s

A gym company, yes those guys, has recently launched a campaign call “Retro Aerobics” this is one of the images on the campaign, so very FAME-esque   While I’m not sure if they actually offer aerobics classes, the campaign has had me thinking. The number one drawback of being a ‘90s baby is that I…
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Up in the air

[caption id="attachment_351" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="This is what I missed"][/caption]  The first time I was on a business-related long haul fight was about three years ago, and I wasn’t flying business class back then – it was cattle-class all the way. It was a 14 hour flight from Or Tambo to JFK airport and it was…
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Beauty sleep, the natural way

At the beginning of spring I started planting all my favourite herbs in the garden again, they are now free from the pot plant garden by the bay window shielding them from the harsh winter and enjoy the warm Mpumalanga sun. Growing my own herbs is something I have been doing for a long time;…
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It’s a jungle in here: Part 1

[caption id="attachment_251" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="The jungle room: "Just don’t buy the cover or the teddy bears, they’re for babies,” he said with the serious look he got when I rocked him to sleep as a toddler, back when he was a sweet innocent boy."][/caption] The seasons are getting warmer and warmer, and with that comes…
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When things go wrong, call mother

[caption id="attachment_368" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Worst day of my year!"][/caption] You know it’s going to be a bad day when the interval between waking up, taking a shower, hurriedly scoffing something resembling fibre and fruit down, seeing the guy  who is always at the first robot toward work passes by without having your Blackberry go off.…
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