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10/18

10/10

9/10 Seeing the glazed versions of the uglies |

8/10 Longest Monday, so tired, dreaming of coffee |

7/10 A whole me day of reading and not leaving the house |

6/10 I made bobotie and they loved it |

5/10 Talking to that guy Bruno |

4/10 Indian and Venezuelan friends for dinner |

3/10 Dad’s voice notes about the dogs |

2/10 Waiting and worrying and imagining the worst |

1/10 Swimming, finally and then scary bad news phone call |

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09/18

30/9 Transcendental family conference in Spanish |

29/9 Fancy new toothbrush situation |

28/9 The fruit decorations in the Turkish restaurant in Jeddah |

27/9 Reading about unlearning |

26/9 Fights and bad feelings |

25/9 Finally finished Lance Burton letter |

24/9 Reading a book on the couch all day |

23/9 Readjusting to the humidity while watching ridiculous water flying |

22/9 High school flashbacks all flight long |

21/9 Road trip from Pretoria with Little R |

20/9 In awe of psych lady, and car laughing |

19/9 Best curry and besties |

18/9 Corner catch ups and coffee |

17/9 Thick new wires |

16/9 Crazy Rich Asians |

15/9 Watching baby showers while brunching |

14/9 Pilates morning, nightmare airport |

13/9 Awkward Aussie dinner |

12/9 I knew everything in Spanish lesson |

11/9 Bike Skype and pottery meditation |

10/9 Love wins squash |

9/9 Having people over and it was actually nice |

8/9 Middle of the day Tamimi |

7/9 Pilates morning and sweaty midday bike home |

6/9 Ya hala then squash |

5/9 Windows dripping with humidity |

4/9 Pottery wheel thrills |

3/9 Flight search stress | Energy is back

2/9 I finished the work, slowly | Warm welcomes and catching up

1/9 Pre squash snacks and not losing | Spring run, beers while he washed the cars

08/18

31/810 pm bike to Tamimi to return melted ice cream and get a new one | Good feelings by all

30/8 Neon sunset bike to the edge of Kaust to see the monument | Curriculum review ideas

29/8 Awkward night | Phone call excitement

28/8 Did no sport |  Juiced

27/8 Walking to the water because of food babies | Emptied out

26/8 Sundays are my new favourite | The loops around the koppies,  laying lawn dressing and mini pecan pies

25/8 I baked banana bread and swam under the almost full moon | Productive early start followed by bed for the rest of the day

24/8 Little white fish that looked like they were dipped in chocolate | Print assistant

23/8 Strong serving arm | My friday feeling

22/8 Coffee hunt | Early morning business meeting

21/8 Writing instead of running | Coffee and muffin gratification

20/8 Squash getting competitive | Excel Spreadsheet gratification

19/8 Writing day, and other magic coincidences | The second lap and taco’s & kids with drunk grandparents

18/8 Arguing about Catholicism | Leisurely run with Colin through Emmerntia

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

16/8 IRC kilometre swim | Understanding the fundamentals

15/8 Early to bed with Ursula Le Guin | The first girl with incredible self portaits

14/8 Labyrinth sweat run | late night last minute changes

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 | To cold for Ezra park walk

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 |

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