Day 33 – The best little……

Allow me to share this story with you – with permission from my astounded mother, of course. I receive a frantic phone call: “Skype me please – quickly”! Now for those who do not know, my home town in Graaff-Reinet is about the size of New Ross, but quite isolated – so prostitution and soliciting  flesh […]

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Day 32 – Apple Inc

This is my first ever time blogging on an Apple. My addiction to the ol’ iPhone is beyond a joke by now – but I have never really gotten into the whole Mac mentality. That said – the keyboard is compact (read minute) and the mouse is a bit weird. I am clearly digressing from […]

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Day 31 – The Bitch of the Flies

It always astounds me, that even though I am from Africa, I have never encountered such arrogant a species of fly such as those we find over here in Ireland. Blue Bottles indeed. It’s not that they are particularly different to those we have in South Africa, just that they have such different personalities. I […]

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Day 30 – Worth my weight in gold?

  Allow me to share a great experience with you. Today I chatted to my brother on Skype. Not so novel, I know, for some of us – but yet again I am intensely fascinated by how modern technology has truly turned the world into a little cyber squatter camp (if you have a laptop […]

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Day 29 – The day after…

Yesterday was just simply NOT a blogging day. It was a day for reflection and nostalgia. Just when people tell me that social networking is over rated, or mostly that they don’t understand it, then you realise how it also brings people together. My post wine-jump expedition on Saturday was followed by more wine, a “braai” […]

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Day 27 – Dedication

Sometimes a picture replaces a thousand words- all of it in 10 minutes. So my text came through…. Do jumping or skipping with a bottle of wine in each hand for ten minutes and then enjoy a glass of wine after – you’ll deserve it. Talk about guilty pleasures… Sorry Marcin, I have already had […]

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Day 26 – GUINNESS!!!

  Short, black and gorgeous…. like my last pint of Guinness (YES, 270 calories per pop) – that’s going to be my blog tonight. The end of a great week – challenging, changing and courageous, but we’re there. We have taken the first tentative steps into our new computer system at the hotel, and all are […]

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Day 25 – Home Stretch

Five days non stop in the hotel, morning noon and night comes to an end tomorrow. The Brandon House Hotel is a lovely second home indeed, but I need to inform you that I do not have the luxuries afforded a usual stay. When here – I live in what I lovingly refer to as the […]

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Day 24.1 – Beta Version

I truly paced myself today, and took everything in its stride. But what thrilled me most – as many of you fitness and health gurus know already – is how good I felt all day. I was alert, and active, but most importantly, I was positive about everything… Well, almost everything. We are in the middle […]

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Day 24 – ACTION!

A brief and early report to say that I did 10 minutes intensive on the vibroplate, followed by 1/2 hour swim this morning…. Alright – I confess, 15 minutes swim, and 15 minutes play in the pool – but I did it. I just got up and did it. The first step has been re-taken! […]

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