Bridget McNulty

An open letter to Discovery Health from a diabetic, this National Diabetes Month

Dear Discovery Health, Earlier today I was driven to tears by an excruciatingly frustrating encounter with Discovery Health. What surprised me most was not, sadly, that a conversation with my medical aid would move me to tears, but that none of my colleagues seemed surprised. In fact, many of them had had a similar experience….

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Last impressions of Cambodia…

Yesterday morning we left Cambodia, after a month trying to unravel the perplexing knot of emotions we felt about the country. We found the natural beauty we’d been searching for, down south. Gorgeous, untouched beaches and islands near Sihanoukville (not in Sihanoukville, which was like a scene from a Spring Break movie, with cheap bars…

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What do you know about Cambodia?

I didn’t know much before I got here, to be honest. We’ve been in South-East Asia for six weeks now — a month in Thailand, and just two weeks in Cambodia, and the country has me totally flummoxed. We started off in Siem Reap, the town famous for the extraordinary temple ruins of Angkor Wat,…

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7 weeks and I’m outta here …

Not because I don’t love it here, because I do, but because I’ve got itchy feet and I’m raring to travel. Around the world, in fact. For 9 months. Together with my partner, Mark Peddle, who is a photographer, I’m about to embark on a Round-the-World journey spreading positive diabetes awareness. I’m a type 1…

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10 things we learnt from the Confed Cup

1. Nothing is ever certain until the final whistle blows. 2. You might think you know where the game is headed, but that can all change in the 90th minute. 3. Underdogs can become finalists. 4. You can’t only defend; you can’t only attack. 5. South African fans are the most colourful, the most enthusiastic…

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Want some weekend distraction?

To celebrate our latest long weekend, a pair of my favourite websites: * 1000 Tiny Things I Hate I’ve written about this blog before, but it just keeps getting funnier and funnier! British comedian Jon Brown details all the many things that irritate him, like today’s post: #0156. HIGHLY SPECIFIC INTERNET POLLS, AND THEIR LARGELY…

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Next time you’re in Cape Town …

… Check out a great new restaurant — Sibanye Restaurant in Imizamo Yethu, the township just outside Hout Bay. I went yesterday and I was a little reluctant, not to go for lunch in the township, but because I thought it would be very touristy — Sibanye is specifically aimed at tourists. I was (very)…

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Really, NPA?

Saturday Night Live, the popular US comedy/satire show, recently launched a new segment, called “Really?” In it, they repeat news stories that are so outrageous as to not need any embellishments, and ask “Really?” after each line. It’s very funny. Only, on hearing the announcement that Zuma is not going to be prosecuted, that’s all…

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Earth Hour: A little … underwhelming

I was really excited about Earth Hour this year. I’m a fan of all things that involve candlelight and helping the environment (especially when they’re as easy as switching off your lights for an hour) and I thought Cape Town would jump on the bandwagon. In fact, I was so certain that Cape Town would…

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Do you tweet?

There’s a whole other world out there. A world where people log on to Twitter to tweet, and retweet and chat with other tweeples. But what is it all about? Is it just another time waster? A little sister to Facebook that’s easier to log onto and see what people’s status updates are? Or is…

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