Author Archives: Cathy

For What It’s Worth

I have a reputation for burying my head in the sand and where better to do it than on a smallholding in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands? That’s not to say I don’t care about what’s going on, I do – … Continue reading

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Food Glorious Food

For a while now I’ve been concerned about my overall lack of routine and, more specifically, my non-existent mealtime regime. It started going downhill when I relocated to the country and lived on my own for few years. I felt … Continue reading

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What A Wonderful World

4 years ago, I decided to include a regular “photo-essay” type post on my blog featuring photos which weren’t essentially of flowers or vegetables (which, by the way, I usually include in Growin’ in the Wind posts). I called it What a … Continue reading

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Cold Little Heart

8 years ago I swopped half a century of city life for a new start in the country. I had grown disenchanted with the life I was living and when Alex left home to go to university in the Cape, … Continue reading

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Jaya shiva shankara*

What a crazy month April was. It started with us moving my mum out of her wee house and into the Amber Valley care centre in nearby Howick. It was a distressing experience for all of us, which was hardly … Continue reading

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100 years

Omigod I love my mother. She has always been such a character and a really good woman. She’s entertained many of our friends and family with her take on life and sense of humour. I remember a friend of mine … Continue reading

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If I Ruled The World

There’s a particular kind of comfort that I find in places that house books. When I was a child growing up in Port Elizabeth, I looked forward with eager anticipation to trips with my mum to the library. The architecture, … Continue reading

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