The Last Straw

I’ve been in the US for about 2 1/2 weeks.  It’s nice to be home. Jason and I have decided to sell our house in Utah.  We have owned this home for 13 years.  We bought it 6 years before we joined the Foreign Service.  We rented it out for 6 years with the understandingContinue reading “The Last Straw”

African Fabrics and a New Side of Pretoria

After living in Pretoria for nearly two years now, I thought I knew the the city fairly well.  Turns out I didn’t. I’m leaving for the US in five days, and my sister asked me to bring her some African fabrics.  I’ve seen women selling beautiful fabrics on the streets in other African countries, butContinue reading “African Fabrics and a New Side of Pretoria”

Rugby and National Anthems

Last night, we went to a rugby match at Loftus Versfeld Stadium here in Pretoria. The Springboks pretty much killed the French.  I won’t mention the score, because that would just be mean. South Africa has three main sports; rugby, soccer, and cricket.  And they take all three very seriously.  But it seems to meContinue reading “Rugby and National Anthems”

Cool Stuff We Did Over the Christmas Break

Played with animals. Spent a week with this view from our back window. Played on the beach near Durban. Visited a cultural village. Hit some balls. Spent some time with our old Taiwan friends the Roberts (now residing in Albania). Drove around with some Lions. Played in the pool. Slid on a slide. But nowContinue reading “Cool Stuff We Did Over the Christmas Break”