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Sunday Musings #123

Broccoli might get stuck in your teeth, but French fries will get stuck on your ass.

– Anon


I really don’t like broccoli! I like cauliflower though, especially in a cheese sauce. Yum!

Surprisingly, I don’t care much for chips either.

I call them chips; which caused a bit of a problem when I first came to South Africa, because when they say chips here they mean crisps!

But my preferred treat is Chocolate all the way.

What is your weakness?



Sunday Musings #122

Being an adult is mostly being exhausted, wishing you hadn’t made any plans and wondering how you hurt your back.

– Anon

I’m sure that many of you will agree with this!

For myself, I’m always tired (allergies play a big part in this), I like alone time and I am extremely careful to avoid hurting my back.

However, what I do find puzzling is the massive purple bruise I find on my arm or leg sometimes. I walk into things a lot, but when I have really bashed myself, I say, “I’ll remember that tomorrow!”

Apparently not!


Sunday Musings #121

Anyone else realise that books are just dead trees with tattoos?

– Unknown

I have always loved books and would avidly devour book after book as a kid, long before Harry Potter magically appeared!

Now with Kindles and eBooks around some people never read an actual book any more. I still love to feel the weight of the book in my hands as I turn each page and watch my progress through the tome. I love the smell of a new book (not so much an old musty one!). I love to curl up in a comfy chair with a cuppa and enter another world.

Still, in all these years I had never thought of a book as a dead tree; with tattoos to boot!


Sunday Musings #120

My ability to lose things I just had in my hands – you can’t teach that!

– Unknown


I know I’m not alone in this! I find that it happens more when I am tired or just preoccupied thinking of something else.

Of course, there’re also the times Little Monkey “helps”.

I had one muffin left. I put it on the counter while I boiled the kettle, then left the kitchen for a moment on some errand or other.

When I returned, the kettle had boiled and there was my coffee mug ready for my cuppa. But there was no sign of the muffin.

I did a quick mental recap. Did I get the muffin out or didn’t I? Did I eat it and not remember?

Nope. Little Monkey had simply eaten it off the counter the moment I’d gone. There’s a reason for her name!


Sunday Musings #119

Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a unicorn.

– Anon


I totally believed in unicorns as a kid. Part of me still wishes they were out there somewhere, in some undiscovered corner of the world.

Did you know that the unicorn is the National animal of Scotland? How cool is that!

(Ours is the Springbok.)


post script: I always encouraged my kids to be themselves; which is not easy when you’re growing up and just want to fit in. But at the end of the day, you have to live with yourself and it is much easier to do so if you hold true to your beliefs.


Sunday Musings #117

I wonder if clouds ever look down on us and say, “Hey look, that one is shaped like an idiot!”

– Unknown


I’m thinking of clouds and rain as the drought continues here in Cape Town.

It’s not surprising really, as our rainy season is winter; June/July. Any rain we get before that is a Godsend.

As to idiots . . . Let’s not go there!