Betty’s Bay for my Birthday

It is the same story every year. I live for my birthday. Okay, not entirely, but I just love celebrating my birthday. Last year I said I wanted to go somewhere and stay in a bed & breakfast or cottage or self catering unit, air bnb, anything in that line. The location was not superContinue reading “Betty’s Bay for my Birthday”

Kirstenbosch through Etienne’s Eyes

You know what they say about assumptions, do not do it. “Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong.” – Albert Einstein So, I learned my lesson again on January,5th 2022. My husband said that he was going to take leave for the day and then we can go do something to end my leave andContinue reading “Kirstenbosch through Etienne’s Eyes”

Instagram Diary: Diabetes Awareness Month

Hmm, I really thought that if I can link the photo’s or subjects to Instagram then anyone can see it but Instagram is not playing nice. You will have to log in to see the post. Not too worry for those who do not have Instagram, for you I will type it out. Okay, copyContinue reading “Instagram Diary: Diabetes Awareness Month”

Dear Traveller: An open, honest letter

Dear traveller, Hi. I understand that you are desperate to see a friend, your family, move to a different country to get away from our shit or return home. I understand that you are tired and frustrated with the COVID situation. I understand that you are frustrated with the delay in responses and I canContinue reading “Dear Traveller: An open, honest letter”

A Day in the Life (of a Diabetic)

A day in the life of a Diabetic differs from person to person. Not one Diabetic’s day is the same. We all have our own routine and things that needs to get done, but what we all have in common is the pricks, scans and injections. There are so many different factors that will haveContinue reading “A Day in the Life (of a Diabetic)”

The Diabetes Dictionary

Diabetics speak their own language and I am convinced you have heard abbreviations, acronyms or words used that you have no idea what we are speaking about. Do not fear, I have found the person who is going to guide you through our language. Meet Lurina, or as we know her in the community, TheContinue reading “The Diabetes Dictionary”

T1D and T2D – The Differences

I saw a tweet and it read as follows: “Excessive sugar consumption causes #diabetes”. Social Media is saturated with these types of statements, memes,  jokes etc. around Diabetes. This statement cannot be further from the truth. It is due to these irresponsible statements that the world is so misinformed on what Diabetes is and howContinue reading “T1D and T2D – The Differences”

My (Parents) Diagnosis Story

My diagnosis story is not really mine to tell. I know it sounds weird, but I was so little when I was diagnosed that it feels like it should rather be my parents’ story to tell. I went to my mom and I asked her some questions based on what I have heard from otherContinue reading “My (Parents) Diagnosis Story”

What Happens in Bali, (doesn’t) Stay’s in Bali

A few years back on honeymoon we had quite the adventure and experience in Bali. The first two days was extremely overwhelming and all we wanted to do was come home. It was their school holidays and a spiritual holiday and heaven knows there were more scooters driving around than there are people in SouthContinue reading “What Happens in Bali, (doesn’t) Stay’s in Bali”