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08/18

19/8

18/8 Arguing about Catholicism |

17/8 Hanging out with Badr in Al-Balad |

16/8 IRC kilometre swim |

15/8 Early to bed with Ursula Le Guin |

14/8 Labyrinth sweat run |

13/8 Looked forward to squash all day |

12/8 Awks KAEC sweat |

11/8 Scenic night bike ride home, with Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars aligned |

10/8 Didn’t suck at squash |

9/8 Big cries at the beacon |

8/8 Reading at the pool for normal air |

7/8 More human than yesterday |

6/8 Big ugly cries |

5/8 Bed all day and 3 movies |

4/8 No beach day |

3/8 Jeddah dessert tour with Mashael + new abaya |

2/8 Clouds lifting + Kitty Kato |

1/8 Little blue hands |

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07/18

31/7 Actually understood some stuff in Spanish class |

30/7 Hummus pizza pineapple lunch |

29/7 Fixed my bike’s gears |

28/7 Date night – dinner, bowling, swimming |

27/7 Biking back from the beach during moonrise, and then the moon through a telescope |

26/7 Arrived drenched in sweat to professor’s house for dinner |

25/7 Call me by your name |

24/7 Home alone cooking and youtube |

23/7 The pool was cooler today |

22/7 The discovery of a light switch next to my bedside table |

21/7 Sunset at the fake beach, with bad music blaring in the background (finally) |

20/7 (Nightmare) trip to Jeddah |

19/7 Found a fruit and veg store and ate 3 desserts in one day |

18/7 Night (soup) swimming |

17/7 New library workspace |

16/7 Neck pillow |

15/7 Smoked salmon scramblies in empty bedroom |

14/7 N, LR & J home visits |

13/7 Braces day|

12/7 Down time on the drive to Pretoria |

11/7 Dina near allergic reaction panic |

10/7 Girls’ night out |

9/7 Sleepover |

8/7 Guilty Feminist podcast all the way home |

7/7 Piggly Wiggly park run, afternoon sun at some lake |

6/7 Mom kitchen talks |

5/7 Pack from home day |

4/7 Talk at Little R catch up |

3/7 Morning naps, walk, takeaways and sleepover |

2/7 Surreal Dead Sea floating, driving back with the windows open |

1/7 Last Teesa stomach laughs |

06/18

30/6 Market browse and R140 beer |

29/6 Jordan light, echoing call to prayer |

28/6 Yemen the human |

27/6 Bus naps both ways |

26/6 Gross pool, but good chats with Indonesians |

25/6 Farid life share |

24/6 Corniche tour, boat ride into bat cave, fancy dinner with toilet to sea | Surprise massage gift to myself

23/6 Rooftop tour of Beirut, my head and feet burning | Sleep in promise, updated my cv

22/6 Reunions and that bad bar called Berlin| I did it and got out as quickly as I could/Fire Sara’s

21/6 Finish work finally, airport tears again, best hummus with hot pinenuts | After a creepy arrival I was excited to present my paper

20/6 Mad rush departure | Carter screening

19/6 Airport tears | Reading out loud

18/6 Packing or something | Ideas after meeting

17/6 First run in forever | Run with L L and k walk with N and E

16/6 Granny’s ring and Lynne’s puppy | Sara crumpets

15/6 Soccer night instead of movie | Work braai/family supper

14/6 Sick day: Pretoria failure day | Our after work meet up

13/6 Self diagnosed illness | Empty after the weekend of emotion

12/6 Paralysed by to do list | Finding moments to talk about Comrades

11/6 Reading about comrades | Dolphins walk, comrades winners

10/6 Comrades fomo while trying to work | He did it! All the feelings all day

9/6 All day Kirsty bday | Nerves! Morning beach front run with all the comrades runners

8/6 Obnoxious at karaoke | Drive down and steak night dinner providing a distraction/roulette watching

7/6 Dentist day, visa day | 2 years

6/6 Gift from parents | Uber chat about Catalan

5/6 Visa booking | Having the yes and no feelings

4/6 Day off, but sick | Sitting in on all the classes

3/6 Dog walk maybe | Love letter sorting/We spotted then through the window

2/6 Lunch with Ali | Comrades breakfast with guest speaker

1/6 Home affairs fail, anxiety, messy house | First day at work

05/18

31/5 Everything was perfect + the rain + the spooky weather | Seeing you happy with all your friends and family-best celebration

30/5 Fancy lawyer and dinosaur riding, dinner at Franco’s | Ezra’s birthday shopping

29/5 Surprise breakfast with toolbox | Getting ready

28/5 Horrible work meeting | Volteface shoot

27/5 Cuddles | Duncans music and the fireplace

26/5 Naps with Kirsty | Nirox lazing

25/5 Spoils + park with little R | Bench sitting and talking

24/5 Intense ANC + Jamie’s | Coffee walk

23/5 Oduduwa over | Sorting out the bits

22/5 Panics plans | Lucy material shopping and brisk, Nina tea em call

21/5 Fancy wine + pasta sauce | I said and got what I wanted

20/5 Excel spreadsheets in bed | Working things out

19/5 Half million rand ring lols | I made top and Ezra’s 1st baby chino

18/5 Home affairs + Picobella | Home affairs + Audery + Picobella

17/5 Working at home with dogs | News from Nath and Liv! New hair choice

16/5 Making plans | Embassy revist

15/5 Lunchtime surprise + teary parents | Disappointed, I really wanted it

14/5 Shaaame sore tummy | Cashing in on the left overs

13/5 Park + work weekend | Giraffes/mushrooms/magical spirt guide dog/dusk light

12/5 Tears and talks + mani pedis | Family talks got hard

11/5 Crazy eyebrows + Aurore’s farewell | Janet + Interview Nirox and night drive to Bakubang

10/5 Last physio, last minute fringe trim | Tears whilst eating burgers, we felt the love

9/5 New virtual library | Remembering how to paint

8/5 Don’t hate work | Learning from them all

7/5 Double breakfast | Girl vibes

6/5 Park morning | Keeping them calm

5/5 Photo collage tool | Wine mission and cooking together

4/5 Freelance day okay | Vernet’s Studio the ladies gather

3/5 New workspace with red velvet jacket | Interview praise

2/5 Writing things, finishing things | Gathering language, memorising new words

1/5 Lazy Delta morning and work afternoon | Soup, new carpet and gas heater.

04/18

30/4 Lumo pink sunset dot | Carpets and Phinx last goodbye

29/4 Drive to the far end of Pretoria | After family day, binge watch with Tristin

28/4 The Wilds with Troy | Picnic mat centre of watching all the children

27/4 Emmarentia, shirt shopping, smiles | Re-introductions chameleon

26/4 Cancel Salsa for nacho night |Face to face build up

25/4 Learning patience + Beirut | A gut feeling impulse

24/4 He said I healed unusually fast | Doing the grown up things for the adults

23/4 Just one more sleep till money and corny FB post | 2 hours free woolies

22/4 Treadmill and podcasts before awks lunch | Slow climb chit chat cold lungs

21/4 Walks and naps at Walter Sisulu | The wet leaves smell at the bottom of the park

20/4 Leopard lunch date | Nick and Lauren visits. Conjuring night exit strategies

19/4 Girls night | Art/nature park day and kind email + Ladies

18/4 Best mango this season (cry day) | Stories from opposite sides of the world

17/4 Two years | Washes of grey on concrete

16/4 Bye Comrades entry | Monday job day excitement

15/4 Looking after his hangover | Hearing her fears

14/4 Caipirinha party with hilarious Italian stories | Slow day, Bohm and Alexandra

13/4 Braai with coloured car lights | Burger early night

12/4 Chemo catch-up | Jess and a quick opening drop in

11/4 Rage worst performance ever | Cringe night out

10/4 Junot Diaz article | Dr talks

9/4 It’s all still a bit blurry | Quite readers washing machine

8/4 He locked the keys in the car for the 3rd time in a week | Reading in the sun, smell of the hot grass matt

7/4 Happy Jacky | Shook it off, Ezra play and Spanish sounds

6/4 Chubby cheeks dinner date | Niece bowling the strike feeling

5/4 R Cook called, Kirsty brought soup | DIY show and tell

4/4 Anaesthesia cloud and fainting | Being prepared and impromptu beer walk

3/4 Imani visits | Liv’s Dad conversation

2/4 Tyre repair missions | Tea visit hot cross bun limit

1/4 Watching the cosmos and sunflowers go by | Slow easter run family pie and park

03/18

31/3 Clarens square hangout | Dad’s watsapp message

30/3 White water rafting best day! | Studio DIY website

29/3 Two flat tyres day | Thembi birthday cake and sewing visit

28/3 Much work | Sewing by the rules

27/3 Hospital initiation day | Kathy plant identification

26/3 Online birthday shopping |

25/3 Spontaneous road trip |

24/3 Laughing together with race track background noise | Trying to move forward

23/3 Little R cosy house dinner |Cake for 1 + Cooking for my people

22/3 Cry day | Pre b treat

21/3 Weird feelings post L Ron house | Computer crash

20/3 Crying in Bev’s office |

19/3 Thanks for a nice weekend |

18/3 Paul’s ice cream outing |

17/3 Nacho party at home |

16/3 A weird happy part of me returned |

15/3 All the background sounds at K’s house |

14/3 She hadn’t realised it was so bad |

13/3 The bonnet popping and the birds tweeting |

12/3 Baby flamingo |

11/3 Raj palak paneer |

10/3 Sandton morning, fancy lunch |

9/3 Weird social gathering with cake and foreigners |

8/3 Work naps |

7/3 The guy bending down to tie his girlfriend’s shoe lace |

6/3 Day off, nice audiologist finally |

5/3 Two options conversation |

4/3 Two naps + Miss Piggy |

3/3 Bird show and afternoon naps |

2/3 Podcasts in the car |

1/3 Mental Health meetings |

02/18

28/2 Corner grumps |

27/2 Heart eyes + pink skies |

26/2 Time for change |

25/2 The light on everyone’s faces, awkward evening |

24/2 Baleada party fun times |

23/2 Hidden Brain |

22/2 Detective physio session |

21/2 Good reads and ice pack on foot |

20/2 I just fell over onto my ankle |

19/2 Couple financial video + talking about how weird they are |

18/2 He used a piece of bread (his own sandwich) as an oven glove) |

17/2 Serious morning talks and I, Tonya |

16/2 Not run, but coffee |

15/2 Date night + 1 |

14/2 Laundry |

13/2 Talking about feet with R Cook |

12/2 Work from home day feeling sorry for myself |

11/2 Couldn’t walk + Bloom |Bags packed

10/2 Early morning mom chats + mile swim | He came not to run but ran with me

9/2 Pre road trip treats | Future hopes

8/2 They’ll get back with feedback emails | Catching other peoples dogs

7/2 The Something Somethings | Call sent

6/2 Nachos with Aurore | Ezra’s thrill

5/2 Submitted test | an off day wandering the zone

4/2 Didn’t leave the house this weekend | Sister advice

3/2 Fever sleeps and not sleeps |Eggs and soldiers

2/2 New hair | Damon Albarn

1/2 Rain run | Fake 5am wake up

01/18

31/1 Running with Dom |

30/1 Avo bath bomb |

29/1 ENT trick ❤ ❤ ❤ |

28/1 New pool sunny swims |

27/1 Everything feels right again |

26/1 Feeling sorry for myself |

25/1 Lisping |

24/1 Pay day |

23/1 Fast run + positive planning | Nick’s notes on web design

22/1 Revisit life audit after mini meltdown | Following house hunt leads

21/1 Run excursion | Run + coffee excursion

20/1 Melville solo swim | Pretend homes and lives

19/1 Morning hills and chats | Family meeting

18/1 Last run and coffee with Lyn 😦 | Temp Studio

17/1 Just left early for a nap (meltdown Wednesdays?) | Chats whilst cutting

16/1 Priscilla’s birthday (no cake) | Move day, again

15/1 Got a giant map |  Smoothie hunt

14/1 Iced coffee + cold swims | Semi strong legs to carry me down hill

13/1 House stuff | Couple chance meeting lunch/dinner

12/1 Self-imposed deadline met | Circles that turn

11/1 Money + happy as that dog with a stick | Both tired bench sitting

10/1 Synchronised run | Marble skins

9/1 Concept note | Smoothie seconds

8/1 After work swim | Welcome home

7/1 Watching runners in the sun | Angry legs, Swim, Snackwich scooter mission

6/1 Swimming and picnic under the tree | Early for lunch

5/1 Pachinko | Longest day walk around the block

4/1 Home | Hold on tight

3/1 Sick day | Scooter ride to the shops

2/1 Complained at Little R | Re-doing the 1st

1/1 Homeless father xmas, twice | The purge of 2017

12/17

31/12 Greens and lights and shadows and breezes | The mashup of wild dancing styles

30/12 The crazy lady just got into my car but I dropped her off later on | The rain and then the light movie night

29/12 Transition feeling | Out of house walk with Lauren thinking about the future

28/12 Sneaky Zoo Lake pool swim |  Thank you for Netflix, sick series marathon

27/12 The Idiot in bed | Post anxious city view

26/12 Lazy bye day | Gammon leftover omelette + no voice coffee + biscuits home day

25/12 Bye beach tour, quiet roads | The awkward and sweet moments of family days

24/12 Tidal pool morning bliss | Secret Santa battles

23/12 Wake up with fear and panic, end day with tidal swim | Watching them walk together/baking gmom’s biscuits

22/12 Archery, Rosetta view and cries | Lucy talks with Italian granny soundtrack

21/12 Family road trip |In and out of Mall

20/12 Linked In | Star Wars screen giggles

19/12 Benoni ENT, ear magic | Negroni sidewalk – Blind Tiger

18/12 Car wash + swim + life audit research | Car wash pool

17/12 Can’t remember Sunday | In charge of mood lighting

16/12 Fun silly hat run + Coco | Group discussion about our feelings around being uncool

15/12 Home trying to do things | Last minute submission excitement

14/12 Salsa night | Back of the running pack

13/12 Cheap cheese picnic | Bits and pieces spread

12/12 Long work breakfast | Leader of the running pack

11/12 Woke up feeling not super tired | I’m excited by meetings

10/12 Coffee run with little R + Delta | Cappuccino run with Lauren

9/12 Saturday morning reading Juliet | Studio experiments hands + objects

8/12 Overwhelmed post appointment | Corne and Twakkie stupid laughter

7/12 Salad exploded in the back of my car | Killarney loop

6/12 Reassuring WhatsApps, post-work cooking | Cutting out palms and hand painting

5/12 Still a bit unsettled | Getting settled in temp home

4/12 Private tango lesson | Misha game, hand under duevt

3/12 In between shopping and party | 60 point scrabble word and champion

2/12 Catching naps as often as I can | Whirl wind talks

1/12 Girl’s night | The yellow of egg in handbrake but best road stop

11/17

30/11 Dinner date like normal | Last day things crystals, beach walk, ice cream wine and pizza

29/11 Talks that make me want to vomit | Shoprite shopping outing

28/11 Overwhelmed teary park walk | Stories and scrabble nights

27/11 Driving through dams | Pennington tidal pool

26/11 The first half was great | Driving towards the sea

25/11 Parkview hell, Big Mouth binge | Bag packed

24/11 Elise lunch, stormy night | No love cooking but best dinner

23/11 After long day park quiet | Quiet blue shirt day

22/11 Better moving mood | Dropping off lunch for my dad

21/11 Grumpy moving | Email power battles

20/11 Better behaved at Tango | Brisk walk with the pack (Bree Seven Sunny Chev)

19/11 Biking to go watch bikes, Westcliff views | Lie by the pool morning

18/11 Sunny weekend + bird show | Morning coffee success and failures

17/11 Kitchen sunlight with Nina | Bevan show and tell

16/11 Slowly putting back together | Dr Adamz

15/11 Confronting talks | Website

14/11 Sore foot | Business talks with past across the room

13/11 Dog park after work | Thinking about what you would do

12/11 Glad to be home after pretentious brunch | Stranger things marathon

11/11 Outside dinner at old house | Afternoon beers and mozzie bites

10/11 Date night dress up, saw the running girls | All the sad news

9/11 Chatting with Jon | Bone broth

8/11 Things stand still | He answered all my questions while she slept

7/11 Early airport, salmon, new website | Family gathering distant feelings

6/11 Post-marathon Monday feelings | Realising there are bigger things

5/11 Happy to stop | Something upset me

4/11 Lazy day, bad movie | Imagining what dosen’t exist

3/11 Worked from home, walked to lunch | Meeting new people in new spaces

2/11 Can’t get the image from my mind (panic attacks) | Hair dyeing skills and giggles

1/11 Didn’t hate work | November