Finn & Rebecca

Finn & Rebecca

Friday, January 21, 2011

Chilling on Clove Island

You know when you have one of those aha moments of exquisite clarity when perspective is so spot on, it fills you in awe of your very being in this time and space. I have had a number of moments like this in the past few weeks while reading a series of remarkable non-fiction insights from evolution to the history of man to the mother-daughter relationship to the meaning of death. It is so important to keep the mind working with new information, stretching your understanding and growing...

However, I am now packed and ready to leave for our 8 day trip to deep-thinking, just loads of chilled exploration!

I had so wanted to go to UCT Summer School this year...but the dates fell over our trip to the Clove Island wil be my summer school this year. And I have left behind all deep-thinking reading material and packed instead some good mindless books - my sister just gave me a proof copy of "A discovery of witches" by Deborah Harkness...looks juicy.

Will write all about our trip on my return...

Monday, January 3, 2011

My donor and a New Year

Before we left for Knysna, the Prof finally called me to say he has who in his opinion will be our best donor match. He has assured me that she is marvelous and a beautiful girl just like me (what a charmer). We agreed on a Feb/ March or April cycle...I am leaning towards Feb really...Why? Because I don't want to wait, because we are going to Zanzibar for our Birthday week and I will be lekker relaxed and ready and because, well, just's time.

I have always wanted to go to Zanzibar and we have decided to book a more authentic experience rather than fancy 4 star resorts. Can't wait, my camera and snorkeling gear is ready!!!

We spent a busy Christmas in Knysna, returning home before New Years and celebrating the arrival of 2011 with a mystical picnic next to Silvermine Dam...beautiful evening, loads of fabulous red wine, good food and my DH. We are ready for a good year after the hard lessons and stress of 2010.

                                 The clouds streaming over the Silvermine Dam

It is good to be able to spend another week at home. I really want to do my vision board, the Caroline Myss "Entering the Castle" meditation, do a painting, do my sewing and hopefully a few scrap books...oh yes, and also need to stick all my collected recipes into a book at last...all the fabulous stuff you don't get to when stuck in the work-home-work rut of life...sigh. And of read a few books, start working on my tan, swim, eat, sleep, lie mmmmm.