So this beautiful country to which I have called home for the last twenty-seven years has become a police state so to speak in order to battle the dreaded virus COVID-19 (cue ominous music please). The initial response by government was just and understood, put the country under lockdown for twenty-one days so that the medical facilities may get their things in order to handle … Continue reading many ?’s | no answers
What on earth is probably what you are wondering but we had discussed having pulled pork for a while now. With lockdown in full swing, we finally decided to go find some pork shoulder. So off we went to the local Spar to find pork and can you believe they had it on special!! The butcher happily supplied us with a whole pork shoulder and … Continue reading Boston Butt a la Maison Snyman
With the lockdown still going strong, I have to admit I was wondering how the family would get along being confined to a small home. Thankfully, everyone is getting along with hardly any head butting or friction. Zach is home so it makes the house louder and livelier. Alyssa is busy with her school work during the week and has spent off time chatting with … Continue reading What are the Snymans up to?
I don’t know if it’s just me or if it’s anyone else but I feel so “lazy” at the moment. By “lazy” I don’t mean that I won’t clean, sweep, do laundry, mop the floors, clean the bathrooms, do some transcriptions, etc. It just means it takes me a tiny bit longer to get motivated because I am so stinking relaxed. The family were hinting … Continue reading End of Day 3 | Lockdown
Today was a bit of a late start for me. I slept in a tiny bit. It feels so weird and I have to admit my days are already a bit jumbled. The added bonus for me (not so much for my 2nd son) is that he is back for the duration of the lock down. I cannot see that he would have enjoyed being … Continue reading End of Day 2 | Lockdown
It’s the day after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech to South Africa. I’ve already mentioned in a previous blog that we will have a LOCK DOWN for 21 days from Friday, 27 March 2020. It’s for the best of the country and I have to admit that I was surprised by how he closed his speech. We have a man who is truly trying his utmost … Continue reading Now what?
And the world as we know it has officially come to an end. The corona virus or COVID-19 has ushered in an era of panic, sickness, and death for some. South Africa has waited and observed and actually thought it would have an immunity to this thing. Last week, that was proven to be an ill advised thought. Fast forward a week and now the … Continue reading Lock down, but no blues
So, life has escaped me already and the year is flying by at a hectic pace. We have finally “settled” into life living in Paarl. I’ve decided to actually say where we live as opposed to just saying the towns name. I’ve quickly realized that where you live or the name of the estate can bring some interesting comments but despite that, we are enjoying … Continue reading What’s a cooking
It’s been quite a bit of time since I have written. I’m sure I mentioned that we moved from Durbanville to Paarl. Some have asked why and the main reason is we felt we were supposed to move and our daughter needed to be in close proximity to her school and friends. Our packing was intense and yes, I got rid of boxes and boxes … Continue reading It’s been a while
Wow, the time has flown already. We’ve been in Paarl for almost a month. Somehow, I lose track of time. I’ve been saying, “two weeks.” We moved on November 27th and it’s December 22nd! Sweetness and I had a crazy day after we moved. We had to pack out the house and get the living room/kitchen ready for guests who were coming on Friday. What … Continue reading Almost Christmas