Cape Town – If conventional wisdom is anything to go by, 2016 is going to be a bad year for me.
The year is only two weeks old and already our family has been hit by irritating, unforeseen or worrying events.
On a visit to the beach, our venerable travelling backpack was stolen while we were in the water, and along with it my purse (complete with driver’s licence, ID book and bank cards) and cellphone. (I know, I know, dear reader. What was I thinking? I was thinking I had two children with me who wanted mochas after the swim and the coffee shop was at the other end of the parking lot, and just this once I would take it all to the beach with me. Self-evident moral: never let your guard down). Continue reading