Category Archives: daisie

Halloween …


What is halloween?

It is a festival that started more than 2000 years ago, this is before Christ. They were pagans in what we know as England today – celts.

It is a festival marking the end of the harvest season and has a long history.

I was trying to figure out why it is so offensive to the christian religion but even after researching I am confused.

If we really think back to 2000 years ago, and that is hard to comprehend. Life as we know it was very very different. They were as we call it pagans but really they were just trying to survive and using the sun, wind and stars to get them through the year.

As with all of these traditions like father Christmas and the easter bunny – do children really know the significance of the holidays we celebrate?

What does halloween mean for children – sweets, pumpkins, trick or treating, dress up. They certainly don’t channel anything.

I actually find it quite interesting that as humans in 2018 we still have followed a lot of customs from more than 2000 years ago, fairly “religiously”.

My personal feeling is that it is what you model daily, preach without words that has the biggest impact.

Also perhaps I am cooked in the head but “broad minded ness” in my book includes exposure to things rather than hiding them under a mushroom however this is just my personal opinion.

 

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Love, what is that?


Life, love, chemicals, spiritual being ? What are we?

We meet, we relate, we may even marry. We miraculously and seamlessly produce children who are part of both of us. They are quite a lot of work to bring up. Moms generally bear the brunt of this “work”. But is it work? Is it not also love, life, chemical, spiritual interaction?

We fight, we break up, we subject the parts of us to separation.

In this crazy process is there not a better way?

Communication of sorts, sharing of sorts ?LIfe, chemicals, spiritual interaction, I am sorry please forgive me, I love you. The breaking down of barriers?

Just too sad to even contemplate why not? Why it’s not possible ? Love life chemistry, spiritual connection? Perhaps if it never existed it can not be resurrected? Is that a fair way of analysis or is there a deeper thought? Love is certainly a conundrum and perhaps it is just way simpler and we make it way complicated.

“SUID-afrikaners” is plesirig!


Not to be controversial or anything, I honestly believe that as south africans at large we are extremely talented and have the greatest potential on this green earth of ours.

I watched “die wonderwerker” on the weekend on showmax, a story about Eugene Marais. Oh my word, our actors! our people, our film makers – I could wax lyrical and then some.

I just love Karen Zoid and her republic of zoid afrika. She show cases the best of us!!!

Again and again and again.

Opens our eyes to the beauty around us. Allows us to dream harder, believe.

WE so can. We are amazing people. Resilient and talented and beautiful and amazing

“ama” zing.

My absolute best is at the end of the show what one thing would you wish for OUR country – watch and be inspired – I am!!!

Myinnatehealth diabetes ball …we had a jol


Eggs : overeasy


In a recent attempt to begin painting with oils I started a painting of daisies. When I took the unfinished piece home my very observant husband asked if they were fried eggs. So I guess back to the drawing (painting) board on that one.  Learning a new skill does take time effort and patience.

Another new almost hobby I am trying to cultivate is crocheting and I seem to at least be able to get a few things to resemble what they are supposed to look like.

Patients with diabetes who are initially diagnosed also have to learn a whole new set of skills, particularly type 1. In a child’s case the whole family needs to upskill. This is daunting. Especially when there is technology attached to the skill set. Starting with a glucometer and needles/syringes etc and moving towards more integrated pump/continous monitoring systems is a steep learning curve – one that inevitably will result in some eggs dropping on the floor.

When you learn to cook you usually start with boiling eggs- they are generally hard to flop but even they can be “flopped”.

Don’t let learning a new skill get on top of you, don’t let anyone discourage you. Very soon you will be painting daisies that anyone can recognise.

Daisies? Eggs?

Daisies? Eggs?