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Bradley’s horseriding and more

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He’s really enjoying his riding now. And he’s doing so well… well I think so anyway :). And so I thought I’d show you what he’s been doing lately apart from learning to jump.

Letitia is teaching him that he needs to lift his hands off the saddle, so she makes him trot without holding on with his arms behind his back, or on his head or straight out like an aeroplane. Clever hey?

And in the last few weeks she’s also been teaching him how to steer. Today she actually let go of him and Bonny for a bit, while Bradley controlled the horse!

Anyway, while Letitia was busy teaching Bradley, I was chatting to Melody who runs the place. Her daughter went to the same nursery school as Bradley, and she told me why she took her out of the school. OMW! All I wanted to do while I heard this story was ask Bradley if this happened to him too!

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Real life encounters

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Don’t you every wonder what fellow bloggers or other people you’ve met over the internet look like IRL (in real life)?

I’m constantly fascinated with what my mind perceives a person looks like from the way they post on their blogs or in forums. I’m mostly wrong! LOL!

I joined an internet SA mothers forum 4 years ago (when Bradley was a baby) and I’ve met most of the Jo’burg mothers, but not many of the mothers from the other cities and countries. Today, I met one of the Cape Town mothers, Tessa, for the first time.

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Do we have enough security?

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OK, considering I live in South Africa, that’s a bit of a rhetorical question. Let me explain how much security we have at home at the moment (and this is not OTT for a typical SA home).

Security bars on all opening windows. Security gates on all doors. Walls surrounding the house. Pallisade fencing in the front garden, and part of the walls on the sides. Our one neighbour has electric fencing so we’re covered there too. Alarm system in the house with panic buttons on all opening doors, and a remote panic button (to carry around). And then last year we installed yet another system in the garden with 90 deg infra-red beams which face the garden and beams in the front which sound an alarm as soon as there is someone in the garden.

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13 things I love about being a parent

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I really struggled to come up with a topic for today’s list, but found this blog and thought it was a brilliant idea!

1. I love the cuddles I get from Bradley, and the neck snuggles from Connor.

2. I love that, at the moment, I am one of the most important people in their lives.

3. I love playing with them, and showing and teaching them new things. They’re like sponges, and still accept everything you say as true (well, that’s starting to change with Bradley).

4. I love being called Mommy (Bradley), or MMMMMAAAAA (Connor) except when they’re whining.

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Am I that transparent?

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I went shopping with a friend at Sandton City today during our lunch break. I was feeling frustrated (and it’s only my first day back at work), and we didn’t feel like the lunch being served in the canteen. It was just an excuse really, to go and get a Cinnabon, so much for the ideas of a healthy diet this year… it’s already out the window!

We took a stroll through the lingerie department in Woolies and were oohing and aahing at the gorgeous stuff and looking for our sizes in vain, when she starts laughing. She walks over to a range of bright purple and green underwear, takes a purple g-string with green spots all over it off the rack. She then turns to me and says “these look just like something you would buy”.

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I caused a scene at the Zoo

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I suppose I should use this evening to reflect on the last year, and not to gripe about stupid people, but I just have to get this off my chest!

We took the boys to the zoo today, in the blistering heat! Man, it was hot! We had a great time with Connor going ‘hmmmm’ at all the animals and pointing madly!

But, here’s what happened…

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This has literally exploded…

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I also run our department blog, and I posted a story about the home with more photos on it, to show everyone who contributed what the money went towards.

Well, I sent an email to everyone in the department, and copied some of the mgt of the company as well as the Marketing lady as I thought she would send it in for the company magazine.

Half an hour later, it just literally exploded. The company is going to take this on as a project, and we’re throwing them a Xmas party. I’m going to phone Hannah this morning to tell her, and to ask her for a wishlist.
We are possibly going to provide their medication and ongoing food donations etc.
We’re going to get the staff to volunteer to “adopt” a child which they will then buy Xmas pressies and birthday pressies for – and these guys have got money – it’s no longer just an IT thing, it’s now the whole of the company.

I really hope this works out.

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