Water update

Water update

RAIN!!!!   OMG. So Much Rain. The official government measures have us at 77.7% water levels in the reservoirs as of August 7th. It looks like everyone is still using less than their allotment of water per day, which is certainly helping the overall situation....
Whirlwind tour of the states

Whirlwind tour of the states

We spent the majority of May in The States on a West coast to East coast tour.  We started in California and ended in New Jersey 3 weeks later. Along the way we enjoyed time with friends and family and got to enjoy some of the food we had been craving....
Fynbos and death

Fynbos and death

  When we were back in the states a few months ago we brought some small gifts for friends. One such gift was a bottle of Cape Fynbos Gin.  Our friend is a master gardener in Madison, WI and we knew she’d be thrilled by the concept and the label art....

1 year in

Wow!!!  Has it really been a year already?  So much has happened, and yet not a lot. My highlights for the past year would have to be a return trip to the US for the wedding of two friends, a family trip to Germany, and making some amazing friends in South Africa. I’d...
So this is Christmas?

So this is Christmas?

Celebrating the festive holidays in the Southern Hemisphere is really messing with my head. The weather is too “summery”, the sun is too bright, and rises too early. As much as I disliked the cold in Wisconsin, the snow and holiday lights peeking through...
Loadshedding

Loadshedding

The concept of loadshedding is foreign to many if not most in a non-emerging world country. In South Africa, it seems to be accepted as normal. When we were exploring what living in SA would be like our research made loadshedding seem like ancient history....