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In Memory

Goodbye Dad

Yesterday we said goodbye to my Dad. After battling lung cancer for the last few years, he finally succumbed to the disease earlier this week.

He hung on to see through the final events that mattered to him in his life. His move into their cottage, my sister’s family move into their (Mum & Dad’s) […]

Another Chapter Closes

We have peace here in South Africa. There has been another reason for being here in South Africa at this time and those close to us know what I mean. An emotional day.


Money is in the bank. Last Australian bill paid. Insurance cancelled. Currency contract booked so our funds can sit in Australia for 3 months.

Time to breath a sigh of relief? Too bloody right it is.

Although we believed the deal to be done there is nothing more definitive than seeing the funds show in […]


Final sign offs occurred in the last hour (plus the time it took to write this). Dignity is effectively sold. Settlement is still to occur so there remains a small risk this won’t complete but we feel this is unlikely.

There is much I want to say about the whole selling process in Australia and […]