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Browsing Archive: January, 2010

Chaeli, Zelda and The Chaeli Cottage

Posted by Charlêne on Friday, January 29, 2010,


Yesterday afternoon Jérémie and I went to visit The Chaeli Cottage, (his

second visit and my first). Talking to Zelda was nothing short of captivating.

 Seeing the real Chaeli smile... well I am yet to find the words to adequately

describe it... For someone who has been faced her whole life with the

challenges (but moreso the blessings I think) of being a child with a

disability, she is the personification of courage and ability.  I have a new

understanding of why children with d...


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... off to cycle again :)

Posted by Charlêne on Monday, January 11, 2010,

off to ride my bicycle.....  Cape Town has one distinct feature - The Mountain!!  Yes you guessed right.  It either makes you or breaks you... I have 262 days to beat the mountain!  The first couple of times you wonder who sneaked that new muscle in my leg, I swear that was not there before, not because it is growing fit but because it is threatening to cry foul to the pain police!  After a while though, not too long a while I might add, it lost its pitiful voice, to be replaced by silent det...


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First Vaccinations

Posted by Charlêne on Monday, January 11, 2010,
The excitement levels have been high during the intial planning, but going to get vaccinated kicked things into another gear.  Every little step forward serves only, it seems, to make me check the countdown, so eager to get to the 1st of October!  But the preparation is everything, no successful project ever had holes in the planning stage [uh, pardon the pun :) ] 262 days.......

Four lots of perforations later, scintilating conversation with a nurse who thought we were very brave [she chose ...
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The Journey Begins!!!

Posted by Charlêne on Thursday, January 7, 2010,

Every exciting journey begins with a little bit of fear and alot of courage, a little bit of madness and alot of caution (or is the other way around?!). 
Most of us spend our whole lives trying to figure out how to find the pot at the end of the rainbow, well the idea of creating our own rainbow sounds alot more exciting and certainly more rewarding!!  Herein lies our challenge...
A little over a week ago the first baby steps were taken in this great endeavour, starting with a few scribbles o...


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