Author Archives: d1nx

About d1nx

Techno-Gran living and working in Pretoria, South Africa and spending 3 months of the year with my 2 daughters and their husbands and 5 grandchildren on the East Bay, Northern Californa. Started blogging on my recovery from Spinal surgery in 2007 and have taken many twists and turns on my life's journey and varying chapters of my life.

The brink or the threshold?


Or perhaps the final frontier? Have you ever had a panic attack? I’ve had more than a few.. but they ‘ve been intrinsic… I don’t panic outwardly, fortunately for others, but not for me. Which is the reason I never … Continue reading

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Feast of the Tabernacles – Succot


SUKKOT 5776 (FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES 2015) 27 September – 2 October 2015Shemini Atzeret 03 October, Simchat Torah 04 October The Festival of Sukkot begins on Tishri 15, the fifth day after The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), which this year, … Continue reading

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Yom Hashoa – Lest we forget


Day of Remembrance Yom Hashoah — Let us remember… Six million Jews, including one and a half million children**, were murdered in the Holocaust – a systematic genocide of one third of the entire Jewish population. Holocaust Day is a … Continue reading

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Living on my Block


Very important news for my family: I’m delighted to announce that my ‘baby’ son, of 31 has just gotten engaged to the very lovely and divine young lady whom I loved the minute I met! She fits into our crazy … Continue reading

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Changing the world… One Class at a Time


When I saw the documentary movie, Paper Clips some years ago, (a MUST SEE – on circuit in South Africa at the Art Nouveau and also on DSTV in 2011), I made myself a promise: to make contact with Linda … Continue reading

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Catch up on 2012


Things got a whole lot more complicated before and after I went to USA. We had such a bad run last year, personally, I’m VERY pleased 2012 is over. I’ve lost 2 of my closest friends in the past year. … Continue reading

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More gorgeous food and décor photos

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From Shul in the morning – and listening to Nicki’s moving reading and lesson that she presented.. … with some of the people… and on to the beautiful spread of the brunch… Below: THE Chocolate Cheesecake!   Above:  more designer … Continue reading

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Beautiful People, Glorious food & Spectacular Decor


The pictures don’t do justice to the real ‘thing’… Above: The evening desserts – “caged” strawberries left and Tiramisu (right) Below left: the disco party for the teenyboppers and right, the “imported” aunties doing their surprise rock concert for their … Continue reading

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Le’Chaim to 2013!


A week into a new year and I’ve made no resolutions, except to tackle my paperwork timeously and perhaps blog, on a more regular basis. 2012, please G-d, is behind me – at a great cost, health-wise and financial I … Continue reading

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The Dinx Diary – a Cardiac Bypass and open heart surgery!


“In June/early July, I had planned to send a mail to my American family and friends… as follows – unfortunately, or fortunately in this case, doctors’ checkups got in the way: “Basil and I will be in the USA. From … Continue reading

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