Above: After our last attempted visit to the Johannesburg City Library, when we got stuck in an EFF protest on Empire Road, Goran and I have been using the Linden Library instead. It doesn't have nearly as good a selection of books, but it's less than five minutes from home.
Below: Bumboarding at The Ski Deck in Ferndale
Below: Jozi Craft Beer Fest at Mark's Park in Emmarentia. These photos were taken by our mate Marianne.
Above: Goran's first karting lesson at Zwartkops Raceway
Below: Lee and I celebrated nine years of marriage
Above: My first attempt at découpage - a family portrait for Father's Day, for Lee to hang in his office at work
Below: Lee's fourth Father's Day
Above: Goran gearing up to watch How To Train Your Dragon 2 (he is OBSESSED with the story and knows all the characters' names)
Below: Goran's first ever visit to the movies
Above: I hooked up with my mate Jackie to compare our adoption stories at Minkie's Cupcake Emporium in the awesome open-air Irene Village Mall
Below: At Huddle Park's first Beer Fest, with our mates Lara and Mervin, Warren and Yolanda, and their lovely girls
Below: The annual 'Christmas in July' fund-raising party at our mates Richard and Kendal's house
Above: At our mate Natasha's birthday dinner at Burnside's in Craighall
Below: Goran at some YogaBeez classes in Blairgowrie
Below: A mish-mash of pics showing my beautiful, clever, funny, kind, and feisty three-and-a-half-year-old, whom I am growing to love more and more fiercely with each passing day
Below: Autumn and winter in my neighbourhood
Above and below: I have been working like a mad thing on two book projects these past several months. In June, for an early 40th birthday gift, my amazing husband bought me a seat on the Writers Write Secrets of a Memoirist course, which I absolutely loved, and which is helping immensely in getting my adoption memoir manuscript up to marketable spec. The other book project, a true crime story, is percolating on the back-burner. Watch this space...