Covid-19 update #2

Covid-19 update #2

The last few weeks have been a bit hectic and chaotic for us.  We were initially leaning towards heading back to the states after several conversations with our families in the US and powers that be at P’s employer.  The more we thought about it the more sense it made...
Covid-19 in SA

Covid-19 in SA

Quick update At this point, South Africa has less than 70 confirmed cases of Covid-19, so it’s a week or so behind the US, which is a week or so behind Europe. But the government has announced some pretty severe travel restrictions, so that should help slow the...
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....
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....