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Living On A Rock

Sentimental old git

Once again, it’s that time….time for a blog.  And the muse seems to still be on holiday. It’s been like this for the past few months now, I guess I ought to send a mail and demand she/he/it come back so that the writers-block can take a hike. 😉 Easier said than done though. Ideas are a …

Karolien - There is life after kids Ramblings About Life

Verlange: translated as miss, desire or longing for….

  Sitting here tonight wracking my brains for the English equivalent of the Afrikaans word ‘verlange’ which basically means missing someone but it doesn’t carry quite the same weight and not being able to find the correct description of exactly what I am trying to say. Using Google and checking a few different sources the only options I could come …

Living On A Rock

Mauritius Diaries-Part 2

The adventure continues……..Accommodation: company house, Transport: company car aka “the blue peril” a tiny little blue car called a Nissan March, a forerunner of the Nissan Micra but not as comfortable trust me. Driving in Mauritius is a dangerous sport as basically everyone just goes at full-speed all the times and your hooter is your …

Living On A Rock

Daughters and Dating

Daughters and dating….I am pretty sure you could read a lot in that heading if you are a mom to a teenage girl. Pretty much up to now my daughter has been the perfect role model of the perfect daughter, well ok, not 100% so as she is no angel. Like everyone else she has …

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Stand Out or Blend In

Leaving school today and almost not finding my car due to the sudden influx of suv’s parked in the parking lot from mom’s fetching kids left me thinking. Yummy mummy’s, hippy moms, sporty moms and dressed for success business moms to only mention a few. Standing there for a moment trying to figure out where …

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Writers Block

Stumped for words or something to say are so not part of my demeanor that it’s been a bit of a shock for me to discover that I had a blog due this week and ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what I wanted to write about….did I say that in past tense? Well truth is I still have no …

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Mauritius Diaries Part 1

I am in Mauritius, sans kids, precious time away with hubby all by ourselves on a tropical island…… dream holiday come true? Yes and no….one thing I can say is that my type of Mauritius holiday is definitely not the same as the average tourist experience or what the brochure advertises. As I sit here writing my …

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That Sunday Feeling

No school tomorrow but I am still suffering from Sunday blues? How does that work? I am supposed to be in seventh heaven because I don’t have to go to school in the morning but for some reason I am bogged down with ‘that Sunday feeling’, the feeling of despair, the no-man’s land of feelings, …