In Hot Pursuit of Happiness

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Ciggie Goes Abroad!

so happy to be accepted for this opportunity at English Opens Doors (EOP)! Continue reading


Observing a Life

Originally posted on adoptingjames:
We’ve been hit with some pretty big celebrity deaths during the past five years, and they seem to hit closer and closer to home. We still download Michael Jackson’s music while we watch Heath Ledger’s memorable portrayal of the Joker on our Macs and iPads that were of Steve Jobs’ genius design.…

The Worst Thing In Life – You’ll Be Missed Robin Williams

Almost there…

Darlings, if I sounded at all shocked about the World Cup happenings in my last post… Please ignore. I am now officially FLATTENED by this event. I reiterate that I shall never watch it again, and to assuage my deep hurt, I’ve taken to enjoying another aspect of the game -the jokes coming out of … Continue reading

On Teeth and Tits…

At the risk of sounding like an elderly person… It’s an absolute SHAME. In fact, it’s BEYOND that. In 1997, during one of the most anticipated boxing matches of the time, Mike Tyson scandalised the world by using his teeth on Evander Holyfield when his fists failed. It was horrifying for fans of both boxers, … Continue reading

“Tsamina-mina Zangalewa, This time back to BRAZIL!!!”

I don’t know, maybe it’s me –or is it? The World Cup is imminent once more, we’re back in Brazil (which will have the rare and high honour of hosting the next Olympics too, in 2016) …and I’m just not hearing anything. No one’s screaming or talking about the new magical Coke ad, or painting … Continue reading

“High Time”

Luvvies! It has happened! I have joined the (whatever-the-statistic-is)% of the world who are getting counselling, to sooth, smooth, and make manageable the Pain of Life. It’s been a Process, getting onto the psychologist’s couch (or firm chair, in my case, with mandatory tissue box before me). I never found it ‘normal’ to pay someone… … Continue reading

Revenge of the Jeans

There I was, at the beginning of the new year, congratulating myself for not having put on a pound. In fact, I was convinced I’d lost a couple. Convinced, I tell you… until this morning. On a Friday, absolutely NOONE can retain me from diving into one of my pairs of jeans. NOONE. I have … Continue reading

7 “Ew”s We Never Think About!

Heading into the weekend, I thought I’d share the crap that was running through my mind this morning, as I peed idly… Human beings are programmed to reach out and touch anything that intrigues or interests them -and it’s cute, really. We do it automatically as babies, when we realise that we can send signals … Continue reading

Made for You

Yesterday was my parents’s 35th wedding anniversary… I just don’t know how they’ve done it. Even as I remain In Pursuit of Happiness (at least for one more year, as I’m seriously about to give up) I can’t imagine myself making it 35 years with ANYONE. We all know what the beginning is like -it … Continue reading

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