Moodboard Monday: Blue

There are varied psychological interpretations as far as the colour blue is concerned, based on this article by Very Well Mind. Where are you on the spectrum?

Friday the 13th has nothing on Monday the 16th. Today I can do blue for #MoodboardMonday because what a day it has been already. Good grief!

For some reason, I deactivated my regular 06:00 alarm, which is my signal to switch the hot water cylinder on to shower. By the time I woke up it was close to seven and there was no way that I was going to have hot water in a few minutes seeing that the last time I was at The Cave was Thursday morning. So, I boiled water in the kettle and washed myself, but I’m still not awake and I’ve been at work a whole day!

Then I discovered I was out of data. Charming. With it being finished, I couldn’t access my banking app just to recharge, and with me being late, I couldn’t stop to buy. Thankfully I had cash on me, so a colleague bought for me and I just gave her the bucks.

I suppose I shouldn’t gripe – after all, there are people that are a lot worse off than I am, but seriously, the small stuff is getting to me. As Eliza put it on Thursday evening, the limits of my medication are being tested. On a daily basis…

Seriously, 2020 has been tough enough without all the added ‘klein jakkalsies’.

On a positive (and blue) note, I went swimming on Friday with Carla and her friend Anna. The two of them are a lot braver than I am. It took me ages to get submerged in the water. I also had added anxiety that my now-oversized boobs were going to escape the bathing costume I was wearing. I found the better fitting one this morning, so I will be better prepared next time at least.

I don’t know what the week holds, but I’m hoping that it becomes less blue as it progresses.

Wishing you all a week that’s your favourite colour 😀

#WorldGinAndTonicDay

So, today is #WorldGinAndTonicDay…

What is your favourite G&T infusion?

Life in the Garden Route of South Africa has its perks. There are quite a few gin distilleries close to my hometown. There is even a school in town where you can make and infuse your own bottle of gin as a keepsake to enjoy in the comfort of your favourite chair at home.

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Moodboard Monday: Pink

Pink is a colour that I’ve grown to love as I’ve got older. Maybe it’s because I’m still a hopeless romantic (despite my disastrous love-life track record), or maybe it’s because I feel like some candyfloss right now. Who knows?

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Moodboard Monday: Brown

The psychology of the colour brown touches on some aspects of nature, but interestingly states that in large amounts, the colour can evoke negative feelings.

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Moodboard Monday: Purple

A long while ago, I was tasked with making #moodboards for work. I decided to do some research on the Psychology of colours. It turned out to be an incredibly fun, creatively soothing exercise for me. Not being much in the mood to write of late, I lay in the bath wondering what I could do to inspire some blog posts. One of the things my therapist told me is to remember things that invoke good feelings and repeat them. It was then that I decided to write a series of colour-related posts.

I think it fitting to begin with my favourite colour: Purple.

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Of Wine and Truffles

Yesterday was not a good day. I found out that a bottle of expensive wine that I bought almost a year ago disappeared out of the back of my grocery cupboard. The only thing I can think is that it was taken by the once-off cleaning lady and her companion that came to help me spruce up The Cave during level three of the lockdown. I left them alone for maybe a half hour to go and buy them some groceries as part of their agreed remuneration. It’s not so much the wine, but the memory attached to the bottle. I bought it for the girls’ night Eliza, Carmen and I had when we knew that Carmen was leaving to join Ewan in the Land of the Kiwis. We never got around to drinking it, but we made a pact to drink it together – Eliza and I at her house, with Carmen on a video call. To add insult to injury I felt a migraine setting in late afternoon and I felt all round blegh. Anyway, what’s done is done; there’s nothing I can do about it.

It’s Friday and nobody want to listen to gripes anyway, so I am going to share another kitchen adventure with you.

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Day 126: A Promise Almost Un-Kept…

After 126 days in lockdown, there is still no real sign of when a sense of normality will return. I know that life as we knew it before COVID-19 will never be the same, but still, having the freedom to do some of the things we used to, would be nice. Anyhow, I’m not going to rant. It just sets me off into a downward spiral.

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Day 115: Boozy Comfort Food and an OTT Dream

It finally happened! I made the Boozy Jack Daniels Mac and Cheese that I’ve been hinting at in a previous post here, and here. Oh. My. Word. It was delicious!

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