I would like to share my daughter's blog post about autism in support of her and others who have had similar experiences. In sharing, my aim is to spread awareness about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) so that the general public gain a greater understanding. Understanding creates more empathy and in the long run potential for … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Autism
We met a bear at Jasper while walking, 2014. Jasper, Canada, photo by Derek Noffke, 2014 Derek at Athabasca trying not to be cold, 2014. Lake Louise, Canada 2014 by Morag Noffke. I have been reflecting on different areas of my life. Many of you will know that we have traveled a little bit through … Continue reading Some thoughts about Travel and Life.
I hope you are well. You might be wondering how I am doing, so I will tell you. I am so over this air-boot thing that I have to wear for my ankle! I can't wait for next Monday. Counting the days. Not that I won't still wear it but that is when I start … Continue reading How am I doing?
A short post. Originally Derek planned the flight to Edinburgh with a long layover at Schiphol airport so that we could explore Amsterdam. So he spent a lovely day there on his own, first meeting up with his nephew, and then he went for a boat trip on the canals. The boat is called a … Continue reading Visiting Amsterdam
The time came, last night, to say good bye to Derek. I was also supposed to leave (with him) but then I had my unexpected ankle surgery. Now four weeks, after the surgery, with two tendon repairs and a pulley system built up (a plate screwed into my ankle bone) and still not weight bearing … Continue reading Saying good bye.
Recently my mother found out that the pain in her ankle that she has been dealing with for 30 years (!!) is actually very serious and if she didn’t have an operation soon her ligament might be worn through and she would lose the ability to use it. However the good news is that the … Continue reading Update on my Mother
Over Easter we had a wonderful holiday spending time with our family (Derek's siblings included). We hired some cottages on the eastern coast and it was a heavenly place called Lake Pleasant. We enjoyed a lot of time together but we also had time to ourselves. This is when I wrote this little story. We … Continue reading Blue Bird in the Cuppa Life
Yes, I mean affirming yourself; affirming myself. I think a lot of us know about affirmations but don’t really apply this idea because deep down many of us don’t feel our worth or adequate or good enough. It's as if we feel we don't deserve to be affirmed. Many of us suffer from a fear … Continue reading Affirming who? Ourselves: Are you crazy?
In the last while we got to spend some time out and about in the country for my daughter, Sio, who recently married in London. They plan to come back and celebrate their marriage here in South Africa next year because they have lots of family and friends here. We were tasked with the job … Continue reading Zeverwacht: Out in the Country.
Yes we finally booked our one way flights to Edinburgh, Scotland this last week. We are going to live in a small village in Melrose. We will have rolling hills and farms surrounding us as Melrose is in the Scottish borders. For those of you who don’t know last September we decided to move to … Continue reading We Took the Plunge…