Thoughts on a faraway life

This evening I did something I haven’t done nearly enough in my life.  I stopped. I consciously stopped, and just took it all in. I was at the Christmas market on Marienplatz in the centre of Munich, a glass of warm red Gluehwein in my hand, washing powder & rice cakes in the bag between…

getting into the christmas spirit

last night we went to an old cape town favourite – carols by candlelight in the kirstenbosch gardens. what a magical experience – the full moon looking down on a field of candles-in-white-bags. they changed the format a little this year, but it is still pretty much the only thing that gets me into the…

on changes and anticipation

so i have 2 working days left in my current position, which means that i have been frantically sorting out my desk and e-mail to get rid of unnecessary papers… and it is quite remarkable how much one does amass! and how good it feels to get rid of it… aahh! i’m also at the…

wa(l)king the lion

can you believe it is the end of  september already? next month the christmas decorations will probably come out… aaaghhh! it doesn’t even bear thinking about…   anyway, i had such a lekker evening. i resumed an old tradition again, of walking up lion’s head once a week. l.r. joined me, and thanks to him,…

i can’t wait now…

i am soooooooooooo excited… in 5 months i am going to be in canada… with my parents, visiting my cousins, uncle & aunt, and friends. and deborah i haven’t seen in eleven years… finally we will see each other again… i booked my flights this week, and i cannot wait for a white christmas, birthday…