Corona Virus

Open letter to government, business… and me!

Imagine a better country! No, that is not a passive dream-about-it suggestion. It's an imperative. As in, while we are spending three weeks largely stuck in our homes, here is an opportunity for all of us to imagine a better country. Starting with you, government! My wife was saying this the other day - imagine if every business, school, government department used these twenty-one days to seriously brainstorm solutions for the country - Eskom, [...]

By |2020-03-30T12:43:04+02:00March 30th, 2020|challenging thorts, change the world, South Africa|2 Comments

The Good, The Corona and the Pandemic

So how is your pandemic going? i thought it might be helpful for a bit of healthy perspective. Meet my friend Uel Maree [some of you may know him from this piece i ran a long while ago [which exploded on here - go and check it out!] Uel is consistently one of the most upbeat, hope-filled, compassionate people i know and every interaction with him somehow leaves me feeling better about myself and [...]

For all the christians during lockdown

What happens to all the christians during lockdown? i love Jesus and felt encouraged to share this message with as many christians who are on lockdown as i can. So please feel free to SHARE and tag your friends in this. Send it to your church leaders. Let's get this message out... i wrote this as a status on Facebook yesterday but didn't want it to get lost in the myriad if posts and [...]

By |2020-03-27T14:52:00+02:00March 27th, 2020|bible things, church|0 Comments

Tips on surviving the corona virus lockdown

These are some ideas i have about surviving the first three days of hometivity! And just like that, South Africa was in lockdown. Today is Friday, and my advice for the first three days is quite simple. Let today be a day of slowing down - it's likely been a bit of a hectic week with rushing around and trying to get everything ready for the next few weeks. Be gentle with yourself and [...]

By |2020-03-27T06:26:29+02:00March 27th, 2020|inspire-ations, pain and Hope, South Africa|0 Comments

Corona character check-in

Time for a bit of a character check-in, friends. If you are planning or scheming ways in which you can 'get around' the lockdown enforcement happening for the next three weeks [albeit for jogging or dogs or secretly meeting up with your girlfriend when you go buy your food at the same store] then you are clearly not understanding the reason for it. Please stand in front of the mirror and ask yourself some [...]

By |2020-03-26T17:33:38+02:00March 26th, 2020|inspire-ations|0 Comments

Even more ideas for parents during lockdown times

In South Africa, the lockdown is T minus two days... Parents of young children have a long twenty-one days ahead of them. Although around the world there are many places where children are at home and many adults are at home and so coming up with ideas becomes a challenge. Fortunately we got you covered. The past few days i have collected A LOT of ideas of different things for children and families to [...]

By |2020-03-24T16:33:15+02:00March 24th, 2020|activities, inspire-ations, local news|0 Comments

A huge list of Ideas for Children to help you survive slash thrive these corona virus times

Ideas for children probably get exhausted quickly during these corona virus times we are all facing!  Corona virus times are trying times for us all. But having watched a video of a child completely covered in margarine and a video of another child absolutely covered in white paint having spread it through the house, i am guessing this might be trickier for parents. i have already written a blog post looking at five things [...]

By |2021-06-03T15:13:12+02:00March 23rd, 2020|family, inspire-ations, thorts of other people|0 Comments

The Marcel’s you want to physical-distance with: Peanut Butter!

Peanut Butter in your frozen yoghurt? They wowed us with their rainbow Unicorn flavour and then made us double-take with their charcoal-infused black frozen yoghurt, but Marcel's is back for more. Being connected to Marcel's by virtue of being a blogger meant that i was invited to try out their new peanut butter flavour that is on offer for the next few days, and it was worth the trip! This one can stay! [...]

By |2020-03-22T09:11:00+02:00March 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Let a silver lining to these Corona times be discipline.

What a great time to work on discipline in the hope that it becomes habit before we return to the new normal.  We are living in a corona virus affected world. It is touching all of us. For the first time in a long, long time the entire world has found themselves on a similar page - this definitely affects different people in different ways depending on your job and economic situation and location, [...]

By |2020-03-29T07:48:49+02:00March 20th, 2020|activities, inspire-ations|0 Comments

Five practical ways to spend your Corona Virus practical-distancing time

In light of yesterday's corona virus post which gave some helpful information and strategy in terms of dealing with covid-19, i thought it might be helpful to drop some ideas for those of us who are trying to take this thing seriously without giving in to the panic: [1] Visit a Museum or take part in an online cultural experience: There are various online virtual tours you can take of museums and other cultural spaces [...]

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