Category Archives: Personal Journal

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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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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The Dinx Diary – 4 September 2010


Posted: Sat 4 September 2010, 12:56 I’ve been in a depression this week – not that I’m a depressive person by any means, but returning from 3 majorly intense months with my children and grandchildren, being with them 24/7, [in … Continue reading

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Art, Artifacts, Signs & the Weird & Wonderful in Northern California – photojournal


Originally posted on Letterdash, Mon 30 Aug 2010, 16:52 Three weeks ago, whilst shopping with Nicki and the kids for their school back-packs in a rather remote area called Pinole, (ridiculous that the only ToysRUs have moved so far north … Continue reading

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Friday? Already? Happy Birthday Linnie


Originally posted on  Fri 27 Aug 2010, 17:04 I cannot say my return to my homeland has been uneventful. I returned to the hospital/nursing/caregiving strikes, school teachers strikes, power failures (is Eskom trying the load-shedding again?), and a shut-down of … Continue reading

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The Dinx Diary – 23 to 25 August 2010 and minor surgery


Originally posted: Wed 25 Aug 2010, 23:53 As happy as I am to be in my own house and enjoying the quiet, I’m devastated to be so far away from my children and grandchildren. I miss them so much already. … Continue reading

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