And I skipped a week, maybe two… but to be fair so much has happened!

First and foremost, this happened:


Meet my little adopted African baby, Ryno!


Ryno was found on the streets with his mother and other litter mates, the mom was emaciated, but “belonged” to a homeless man who refused to surrender her to the shelter, but was willing to give up her pups. I visited the shelter for one of their “puppy therapy play sessions” where you get to sit in the puppy room and just get loved to death by all these adorable puppies who are looking for homes. Ryno wrapped his paws around my arm and just held on to me and that was it. As I was adopting him and getting his paperwork, I noticed his birthday 13 May – that’s my mom’s birthday. It was definitely meant to be! He is such an incredible pup, he is already so smart. He has mastered ‘sit’ and already has the hang of ‘down’ and ‘heel.’ He is going to be the perfect little brother for Diesel when he comes over, I cannot wait for them to meet!

A group of friends of mine from CCF (Tarik, Mel, Carys, and Anerin if you’ve been paying attention to names) have been doing a 3+ month 4×4 excursion of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and South Africa and stopped by for a few days as part of their final leg of the trip. It was so absolutely wonderful to see them again! I met them in Darling at this amazing brewery and then we spent the next few days doing a craft beer tour of Cape Town. Unfortunately, everyone had to part ways and that group is heading back to the UK, but I already cannot wait to see them again in the future!


Have I talked to you since I moved in my new house? I could easily just look up my last post, but that requires work, so I will assume not. I adore my roommates and the house is beyond perfect. Except one problem. We just found out the landlord sold it and now we all have to move out. Just my luck, right? Well, I got lucky and have already found a new place that I will be moving into at the end of this month. It is IN Newlands Forest (remember that place I went hiking my first week there?) – so the house is completely surrounded by woods AND it is only a 20 minute walk to work and a 20 minute walk to the gym. It has a huge wooded yard, vegetable garden, herb garden and avocado tree. Oh and it’s cheaper! My new roommates are Jason and Dan and they are lovely as well. I am very excited for this house too, just not too excited about having to move. Again.

I have some other things in the works that I will update you guys soon on.

Cheers 🙂


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