Kwezi

KWEZI AND I: The three week rollercoaster ride is over

My three weeks of leave come to an end this week. If someone was to ask me how the three weeks went by, I probably wouldn’t have a specific answer. However, I do have a word that can come close to accurately describing this period and that is weird. I spent the first week in hospital where I...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:41pm

KWEZI AND I: A tribute to a fellow parent

I switched on my phone on Tuesday to find out the heart-breaking news that my friend had passed on. This past Saturday, Tony, as most people fondly referred to him, collapsed shortly after he arrived at a venue where he was scheduled to meet friends. He was rushed to hospital where it was...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:01pm

KWEZI AND I: New issues, newer discoveries

I have heard people say that life is a permanent teacher but I think it needs to be rephrased because if anything, raising a child is like being permanently in class. While the teacher may come and teach something that you know a little about, he or she will on very many occasions make you realise...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:27am

KWEZI AND I: Why we need a fun but affordable children’s venue

Last week, I finally succumbed to modern medicine and thankfully, Kwezi is breathing better and I am happy to be in office working without worrying about her. In the last week or so, I have had an opportunity to spend so much more time with her than I have in the last few months and as usual,...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:41pm

KWEZI AND I: A diva is born

Kwezi is back from her grandparents’ home where she has been for a good three weeks. This year, I made a promise to myself that since I don’t get to see my parents as much as I would love to, I will give them Kwezi to fill the void. It is safe to say that I am using my child to fill a...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 9:56pm

KWEZI AND I: Lost moments

I have been lost lately; mostly in thought, and for a day or two, in work. I sat in for a colleague at work and I have renewed respect for what some of my superiors have to deal with on a daily basis. I have also admittedly been hanging out a little more than I normally do. While the latter part...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 8:51pm

KWEZI AND I: Celebrating unusual milestones

I am a woman of many words; that is not even a secret and from the look of things, Kwezi may take after me. Is that a good thing? Well, it perhaps depends on who you are asking. That said, at three and a half, Kwezi’s words are still hard to comprehend. It surprises many people because most...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:56pm

KWEZI AND I: Of nanny challenges

My housemate and I have something in common. We choose a house or an outfit or perhaps even friends, based on chemistry. We call it “seeing something and it speaks to you”. A house could be the perfect size, with a beautiful compound, located in a great neighbourhood, but if I enter it...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 8:48pm

KWEZI AND I: The frustrations of weight loss

Change. One word. So small yet so big. While most people shudder at the idea of change, there are those that embrace it and roll with the wave, so to speak. Unfortunately, while I can ride with change, I perhaps would like to ease into it slowly and have a little bit of control. So how is this...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 7:21pm

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