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    1917

    Last night my husband & I were invited to an evening of Glitz & Glamour to celebrate Oscar Buzz. We got to watch 1917. โ€œ๐˜‹๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜, ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด — ๐˜“๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ. ๐˜š๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜“๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ. ๐˜‰๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ — ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด. ๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ 1,600 ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด — ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜‰๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ’๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ.โ€ It really hit me as I was watching this that it was ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š•๐š’๐š๐šข ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐š–๐šข ๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š—๐š๐š™๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐šœ. One of my grandfathers was a pilot, & the other was a marine engineer during World War II. One…

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    Alaska 5000

    This past weekend one of my most favourite people in the world came to stay with us.ย  We joke that we are “sister wives” as she lived with Warren & myself for some time, & we often got odd looks when we went out together.ย  This time together allowed us to really bond & she became my family in Joburg.ย  We have the same sense of humour, & could sit & chat for hours – which is something really special.ย  When she moved back to KZN I shed so many tears & we still catch up often – but it isn’t the same without her here.ย  One thing that we…

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    TanFabulous

    I am THAT pale girl.ย  I get asked if I am a vampire, if I am wearing stockings when my white legs show, & if I spend any amount of time in the sun I simply come out looking like a lobster. At school I remember being so envious of all the “cool kids”ย  for their tans from their overseas island holidays, & their healthy glow that just radiated from them.ย  Perhaps if I had a tan I could tap into that level of cool & garner some of their confidence? So I invested in some self tan. I SLATHERED that stuff on daily & you could smell the coconutty…

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    Chalmar Beef

    Last week Thursday I was invited to attend Chalmar Beef’s 50th Milestone Celebration in Bapsfontein.ย  They were hosting an auction withย beef from 45 selected animals, that had been fed for longer – whole carcasses as well as individual cuts of meat were auctioned & I was super excited to see how this all worked! The late Oom Wimpie Wethmar started this business 50 years ago, in a simple small building.ย  He had great dreams for Chalmar Beef, & together with his wife, they built this up into the thriving business it is today.ย  This family-run business has a feeling of coming home (especially since I am from a farming community…

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    Get Me To 21

    Even if you are not directly part of the Rare Disease Community, I am sure that you have heard of Jenna Lowe.ย  Perhaps you were even lucky enough to meet this young lady.ย  Maybe you have visited her website, & became an organ donor when you heard from someone waiting for her lungs how dire the situation is. Jenna was an inspiring young lady who never allowed her diagnosis to hold her back.ย  She lived life to the fullest, encouraged & inspired others, & was constantly striving to create awareness around organ donation.ย  You see, Jenna had Pulmonary Hypertension. Jenna was young, bright, beautiful and articulate. Lead SA’s Youth Hero…

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    Catch Me!

    โ€œYou should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.โ€โ€“ Ted Turner Life post-transplant has certainly been interesting! I have learnt a lot about myself, as well as others.ย  I have seen where my priorities truly lie, as well as those that would give everything to see me healthy once again. I have seen family rally, & friends disappear (as well as the other way around…) But mostly, this year has been about LIVING.ย  It has been about trying new things, getting out of my comfort zone, meeting new people & constantly living the best life I possibly can. This past weekend was a perfect…

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    Izzy

    A while back I met the most wonderful person, & I was instantly drawn to her kindness & zest for life.ย  Over time I have been lucky enough to see more of her, & spend time with her & see why people are so attracted to being around her.ย  Izzy is a “celebrity” yet so down to earth & caring.ย  She has had advice for me throughout my journey to health, & always has a little positive message for me.ย  Next month (eeek!) we are actually doing a trail run together to raise funds for Rare Diseases SA, as well as prove to ourselves what we are capable of doing.ย …

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    To the woman at the Gym

    About 2 months ago I plucked up the courage to join a gym. I haven’t exercised in over 15 years, & my body has taken huge strain.ย  Having Myasthenia Gravis meant that I couldn’t exercise, as stimulation of the muscles meant that they were weaker overall & it could even affect my lungs & breathing.ย  Well-meaning people would say I need to get fitter, or lift weights in order to try strengthen my muscles, but it just isn’t possible with MG.ย  It is a very frustrating situation to be in, as we all know the importance of exercise as well as the associated endorphins. But now, with my second chance…

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    Fit Farm Girl

    On my quest to being healthy once again, & learning to love my body, I came across Fit Bands.ย  I had heard of them before, but because my health was so shocking, I couldn’t even dream of making use of them or really finding out more.ย  But then I had a life-changing experience & now I am able to actually EXERCISE!ย  And I am still determined to support local in this new path that I am on – so I knew that Fit Farm Girl was on my radar & that I really wanted to find out more. Then I heard about their event – mind.booty.soul pop-up experience which is…

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    Hoko Active Wear

    2019 has been my year of getting healthy.ย  I had a stem cell transplant in January & SURVIVED!ย  I really feel like I have been given a second chance at life & am taking every opportunity to live my life in the best way possible.ย  I want to be healthy.ย  I want to be strong.ย  I want to make good choices.ย  And this has all started with joining a gym & trying out different classes. One that has been absolutely amazing is yoga.ย  I had never even attempted a class before, but had seen how friends rave about it & how it has changed their lives for the better.ย  It…

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