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Happy birthday, Madiba!


“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” - Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa 1994-1999

Happy 94th birthday, Nelson Mandela!

You always have been and always will be one of my personal heroes.

I highly recommend the book “Mandela: In Celebration of a Great Life” by Charlene Smith. She has interviewed him countless times over the years and her account of his journey is a real “inside” look at the President.

This is what makes it worth it.


Baby G: Mum, wake up!
Me: (incoherent grumbling)
Baby G: pleeeeease!
Me: grumble grumble….sun is still sleeping….grumble grumble.
Baby G: C’mon mummy! Lets snuggle and wake up the sun togevuh!

Best invitation ever. We snuggled, drank OJ and with one squinty eye open, I watched the sun ‘wake up’ with my little princess’ hand wrapped tightly around my index finger.

Being woken when it’s still dark. Not so cool. Being told how much you are loved at 5:15am…delicious. 

Click here for the cutest little I love you.

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