That morning, you drive to work in record time. Did the whole world go on holiday simultaneously? you wonder, only vaguely aware that the answer to your question is yes. You go to the Human Resources department, and find them on skeleton staff. Nothing of importance can really be done until the middle of nextContinue reading “Silly Season: The Doctor’s Definition”
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The Story of an African Christmas
It is a little known fact that long ago, back when they first realised that the world was big (and round), the Santas of the world united to ensure that no child would be left without joy during the festive season. That’s right: Santa, or “Father Christmas”, as we called him growing up, is inContinue reading “The Story of an African Christmas”
Working the Festive Season
Christmas and New Year’s is such a fun time in South Africa. It’s the middle of Summer. The weather is gorgeous, perfect for swimming and braaing, spending time with family, and reading. It’s my first festive season of working full-time.
Books I Hope Santa Will Bring This Year
As is my tradition, I’m snubbing a Top Ten Tuesday topic and moving this one earlier, so I can give my loved ones long enough to catch my hints! For some reason I only have ten books on my list that I absolutely desperately want. Lucky family 😉 Also, I’ve linked to online South AfricanContinue reading “Books I Hope Santa Will Bring This Year”
Ten Books on my Christmas Wishlist
I’m jumping the gun a bit with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, because you know, I want to give people enough time to find books for my Christmas stocking 😛 I have a gajillion books on my wishlist, but these are ten books I really wouldn’t mind.
Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts #4
Linking up with Christine from Bookishly Boisterous for this post. In her words, It allows book bloggers (or any blogger, for that matter) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise.
Gifts For Your Medical Student
Leading up to last week’s graduation ceremonies (in a year it will be my turn!) a lot of parents and significant-others asked me what they could get their sons and daughters, who would now be qualified as doctors, as a small gift. Everybody wants to get their child a car or something else splashy, butContinue reading “Gifts For Your Medical Student”
Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise!
It was Christmas! I love this holiday. And now Christmas is technically over, but it’s still in the air and our tree is still shining, and I’m still on a Christmassy high. Here are some pictures of the surprises of Christmas Eve (which is when we open our gifts), as prompted by The Daily Post.
TTT: Requests to Santa
It’s Christmas! And unlike Halloween and Thanksgiving, we do celebrate this one in South Africa (what a relief)! Last year I made a wish list with The Broke and the Bookish, and I got two of those books. Here are my “Top Ten Books I wouldn’t mind Santa bringing me”. Pretty please, Santa! I should note thatContinue reading “TTT: Requests to Santa”
TTT: …and the season of receiving?
In my family, Christmas is a cozy affair. We aim to buy well-thought through gifts, but they are not generally excessive or expensive. And I don’t mind at all. I love being loved and splashy gifts are not a necessity. However, if money was not an issue, these would be the top ten books onContinue reading “TTT: …and the season of receiving?”