Okay so it’s actually Day 90 but we wall know I can be a tad dramatic. It just feels that we are on day 5066. It was two months that hadn’t left the house until I got to see my rheumatologist. Of course, I did my hair and wore my new coat (where else was … Continue reading Lockdown day 5066… locked in for 2 months, dealing with serious health issues again…
So, I'm trying to stick to the Self-Care movement. I have good days and I have bad days. Like, uggggh I have to wash my hair. My hair is quite long so it's quite the job. I've really been having fun with all the new masques and stuff I bought! Johannesburg is notorious for just … Continue reading Lockdown Self-Care Movement. Update and some DIY Products!
It’s a crazy time. Life as we know it has completely changed and continues to change as we navigate this pandemic. I know, in South Africa, at first, we were united against the fight, but as levels were introduced things started getting muddy. You could see your hairdresser…. Online. You are not allowed to buy … Continue reading Lockdown got you down? This post might help with that.
My guest writer is a brother to me. It began when he became best friends with my brother when they were young teens. Here we are more than 20 years later, all grown. He has become an amazing Dad, Husband and Man. Only last year we discovered that we both have a love for writing … Continue reading My Lockdown Story. Brilliant guest blogger! A must read!
In contrast to some parts of the world, South Africa mobilised quickly and enforced lockdown speedily. I have no doubt that this helped flatten the curve. Staying home and keeping social distancing rules are so important. We all know this. In South Africa however, it’s just not that simple. We have huge problems with poverty, … Continue reading Lamenting Lockdown in South Africa. Is the world closer than ever?
Everyone is gagging for the lockdown to be lifted. Let me give you some context as some of my readers are not South African. In South Africa we were on a hard lockdown for a whole month. This included not buying cigarettes, alcohol or any non-essential items. So, when you are bored... you can’t even … Continue reading Why lifting the lockdown doesn’t mean much in my life.
I have always been part of the Muslim community through friends and eventually my husband for as long as I can remember. Hubs and I have been together for 24 years. I understand Islam and the different cultures associated with it. I literally have Muslim people from all over the world in my life. All … Continue reading Ramadan: A Different Perspective from a Friend and Activist
Okay so for a while I was bemoaning the fact that my big four-oh would be during lockdown. Yes, totally self-centered. I know but we all have those moments. So no party which meant not having to plan anything. That part I didn't mind. I could do without the stress of planning parties and the … Continue reading A Lockdown Birthday. What I learned.