Five Years

Five Years

06 March 2015

There was a school outing this week where the kids ended up entertaining themselves and a group of moms sat down and started chatting. The conversation came around to a local tragedy of the death of a one-year old boy.

‘Losing a child, wow, I just don’t know how you can possibly survive that’  said one of the moms.

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Five

Five

07 September 2013

Jude

For the last few weeks, your fifth birthday has been looming in my mind and I have not known what I should write to you, as I write this I have no idea what to say. You should be five today.

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Three years

Three years

06 March 2013

When your world is ripped to pieces, you have got to keep moving. One foot in front of the other, just keep moving. It is way too painful to sit still, to ponder, to breathe.

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Four

Four

07 September 2012

It's an ordinary passage in an ordinary home, maybe six metres long.

It's the place where I painfully paced at the start of labour, your arrival beckoning. Up and down, up and down, your dad timing contractions and feeling helpless as he watched me writhe in pain.

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India Jane

India Jane

06 July 2012

Here she is - India Jane. She’s now nearly 3 weeks old.

Since we found Jude, Saturday mornings have never quite been the same for me - they have held the association with death and our change in perspective of the world. So it feels right that India arrived early on a Saturday morning - I now have a more recent and powerful association of life being brought into this world.

 

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Yabonga Community Shoot

Yabonga Community Shoot

13 June 2012

A few weeks back, Yabonga (a non-governmental organisation which supports women, men and children who are infected or directly affected by HIV/Aids) approached me to take some portraits of some of their community mothers in various townships around Cape Town, for a fundraising event in The Netherlands in a few weeks time. I spent a few hours in Khayaletsha, Phillipi and Samora Michelle, briefly visiting some of these women who open up their homes to their communities.

Everytime I go into these areas, I am left feeling humbled at the vibrance, enthusiasm and resourcefulness of the people who live there.

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Could eat this nunu up...

Could eat this nunu up...

13 April 2012

Where did 15 months go to? Mikaela is such a munchkin at this age, part of me wants to just freeze time. I will never ever take the gift of this gorgeous girl for granted.

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Milestones

Milestones

06 March 2012

Death is at your doorstep. It will steal your innocence but it will not steal your substance. Mumford & Sons, Timshel

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Happy Birthday Mikaela

Happy Birthday Mikaela

20 December 2011

My Mikaela Roo

How did a year already go by so quickly?

How did you transform from a tiny floppy newborn to a happy, feisty, ultra-inquisitive, walking little girl in just 12 short months?

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Bali - Part 1

Bali - Part 1

20 September 2011

I can't believe we were in Bali over a year ago already - I completely fell in love with this quirky little island for it's grungy beauty, gracious people and laidback vibe.

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Some street scenes from Italy

Some street scenes from Italy

12 September 2011

I bumped into someone today who asked me how my trip was. What trip? I wanted to ask. We got back 2 weeks ago and it feels very far away. I've had a lot of people asking me for photos from our holiday and am determined not to let a whole year go by before I get to them! (Yes, Bali is still to come!)

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Three

Three

07 September 2011

I place your baby sister to sleep, night after night in your cot, and think in disbelief that we did just the same thing with you 18 months ago.

 

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Pink Bling

Pink Bling

23 June 2011

So I've been hounded by more than a few people for images of my own beautiful baby girl. And granted, it's been a while.

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