A New Year

So. 2015 huh? And still no flying cars. Tesla’s are cool, of course – but they don’t fly…. yet. ISIS are making a concerted effort to f**k the world up. America slips deeper into idiocracy. (That movie is a scary warning, which unfortunately no Americans seem to take seriously) My home, South Africa, begins to […]

First winter snow

Happy snow dogs, lemme tell ya! Day … whatever of Life Without Facebook and I don’t miss it at all Finally the snow has come for the winter and hopefully more to come – my dogs were BORN for this, they LOVE it! Even Gina sheds her normally stoic exterior and becomes a nutcase in […]

Today is the day, and why I can’t give up cheese.

As I wait for the US to “come online” I count down the minutes until my Facebook account disappears forever. Not discontinued, but actually gone. Deleted. All trace of me removed. I feel a bit weird, but also good. Had a strange dream last night about it – cutting a line, flying out into a […]

time flies…

2 days to go until my Facebook account is deleted. Tick tick tick Have I had any second thoughts? Yes, the first five days I definitely had a few “oh I need to send a message to so-and-so”  or “I wonder what such-and-such is doing?”  but the last few days, most certainly not. Not a one. […]

Step Away

So. I did it. 2 Days ago I finally pressed the “delete account” button for Facebook. Day 3 of Life Without Facebook and I have to say, I still have the habit of sitting down in front of my laptop in the morning and think of clicking the link to check my FB, but it’s […]

Queen of Excuses

I am the queen of excuses. Sometimes they are valid, but mostly they are just pathetic attempts to make myself feel better for being lazy/clumsy/fat/uninspired. So yesterday, I finally kicked my own butt, and made an effort. I signed up to Livestrong Women and got the “MyPlate” app for my phone as well. It has […]

Interesting people

You never know when you will bump into someone cool and interesting. Dogs and I were on our usual long morning walk on post and a chance decision (from Azzie) to go down a set of stairs instead of along the road led us to meet an intriguing chap – clearly “that other unit” – […]

Silence is not always bad

Doing this #100happydays thing with a few friends – where you try and find at least one good thing about your day. It’s been… interesting. I will admit that I skipped a day, or two. Not because I couldn’t find anything to feel happy about, but simply because my brain has enough trouble remembering things […]

The moon, the moon, the moon…

As much as I don’t want to believe that, as a woman, I am affected by the moon – I cannot deny how utterly loony I get when the moon is full. Seriously. I become short-tempered and emotional and then the next moment, numb and depressed and sullen. I am clumsy (clumsier than usual) and […]