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Monday 28 October 2013: 7 years 1 month on …

Physical: Advantage CBD / Mental: Deuce

Today, 28 October, is the birthday of Harry Oppenheimer, Bill Gates, Julia Roberts, Matt Smith and Frank Ocean.

For me, most importantly, though, it is also the birthday of Doris (Stanbridge) Lunnon – my late mother. She was born in Maitland, Cape Town on 28 October 1931. She would have been 82 today.

But she passed away in The Strand, 27 years ago in 1986, after a heart attack at the age of 55.

It would have been great to have you over for dinner tonight, Mom. Maybe we would have even gone out for something special – that’s the way we do things in our Lunnon house nowadays. Maybe you know that!

I’m not sure where you hang out nowadays. Sometimes, I think you are really close by!

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Reflections

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Lake Louise Canada … Pera and I were  there some (out come the counting fingers!) four years ago (?) when we visited my Stellenbosch University room mate, Glynn Jones, and his family at Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley.

It was great catching up with the Jones’s this month when they were visiting in South Africa –  pity not in real time but the internet had to do!

It got me thinking (again!)

I started blogging way back in 2007 when I first became ill.

Why?

It all began when I starting receiving phone calls, many emails and cards and (yes!) letters from family and friends and even non-friends – complete strangers!

It was the era of the advent of cell phones, PC’s, the internet and e-mail correspondence . Then came SMS messages which we thought were great – and our children discovered MIXIT which we thought was dangerous!

Communication became the buzz word, and it made life so simple – or did it? In my case it certainly did assist me in getting through the days of replying to some interested parties, some concerned, some caring and some just plain nuuskierig.

We needed something that was faster, easier and less time consuming – and the IT gods responded. They gave us the internet, websites and blogging apps.

Hence was born www.

Soon to be followed up by http://www. something.co.za and then, http://www.edlunnon.wordpress.com.

Tomorrow, I will reflect some more on my life, my illness, my good days and my bad days, my ups and downs, my hopes, my concerns, my family, my friends, my travels, my achievements, my http://www.f@k#@ps, my planning forward and my winding down, my anger and my gratefulness.

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and yes … #ImStaying! 

(Partly because no-one else would accept me anyway!

Sometimes the Wheels Come Off!

Warwick Dickie to the rescue
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Thursday 4 October 2012: 6 years 1 month on … Advantage CBD
 
Last Wednesday was the first time that I felt like calling Lance to cancel my talk show. But I did not want to disappoint so many listeners, so (feeling quite miserable)  I went ahead with it any way. Yvonne Anderson took me there and then dropped me off at Grey High.
 
It was the Cadet Retreat Parade and the announcement of Student Officers for 2013. Phillip was appointed as the Student Officer of the E squadron, so congratulations and well done to him on his “military”  promotion.
 
Thereafter, I went for a haircut and started packing for my next trip to Graaff-Reinet on Thursday.
 
Early rise on Thursday and then Pera dropped me off at school at 7h15. Warwick Dickie was going to Graaff-Reinet to deliver generators for the Karoolusfees and he was giving me a lift.
 
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The Cape and Back …(1)

On Saturday 7 September 2019, I took the hour long flying trip from Port Elizabeth International to Cape Town International.

The incoming flight from Johannesburg International (Oliver Tambo International) was delayed and thus also my arrival in Cape Town. Not being allowed to drive, I am dependent on others for my transport. It is the single-most frustration that I experience as a result of my illness. Thank God for friends, family and Uber!

The purpose of my trip was manifold – a bit of leisure and a bit of pleasure, a bit of work and a bit of fun when the work was done!

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So here we go …

The previous Friday evening, I attended Mr Pearson’s farewell Grey Junior Wine tasting.

Now, as the capital of “Wine-Tasting” ,  it was Cape Town’s turn …

Please fasten your seat belts and make sure that your tray tables are folded and your seats are in the upright position…