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Every Day is a Winding Road

Ever since the start of the pandemic, when lockdown forced us to stay at home, I’ve been feeling a strange sense of guilt about staying put while others have been out and about helping the more vulnerable in our community. … Continue reading

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Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall

Since the lockdown I’ve been experiencing a creeping sense of the meaninglessness of it all. “Why bother” and “what’s the point” are questions that have been frequently on my mind. I was, however, distracted from a looming existential crisis by … Continue reading

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Turning the Tide

Sunday, 26th April 2020: 31st day of lockdown in South Africa I’ve been blogging for 9 years this April and this has been one of the hardest posts to write. I’ve been struggling to find words to express what I’ve … Continue reading

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Boiled Eggs and Boiled Frogs

It’s not often that I eat soft-boiled eggs, generally preferring them to be hard-boiled as in egg mayo sarmies and devilled eggs. But when I do, I am always reminded of a girl I knew in primary school (some 50+ … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasure No. 6: Waking Early

I love waking early to thoughtless roosters crowing, sleepy dogs yawning, bolshie birds chirping.   I love waking early to kitchen light flickering, garden shadows revealing, shiny kettle glowing.   I love waking early to snug slippers comforting, cool air … Continue reading

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Dem Bones

When I started writing this post, I was reminded of phone calls to Kiera and my friend, Judy, where the conversation starts with: “So, what’s new?” “Hmm, nothing much and you?” “Same here.” And two hours later we are still … Continue reading

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What a Wonderful World

My garden has become a rather wild and intimidating space. I’m keeping the jungle at arm’s length with narrow stretches of lawn, paving and gravel but, oh my word, it is persistent! So, it delights me to find, here and … Continue reading

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Dancing in the Moonlight – Happy New Year

As one gets older, one tends to look back on one’s life and reflect on questions like: what has one accomplished and what is one most proud of? I once asked my mother what she was most proud of and … Continue reading

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The Magic Threshold

‘Tis the Season for Giving My, how this year has rushed to its conclusion and there’s nothing quite like having a grandchild to make one aware of how quickly time passes. My delightful granddaughter, Isla, living in America, turned one … Continue reading

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Luna

There’s always a niggle at the back of your mind that you’ve made a terrible mistake when you spontaneously make an important decision based purely on your gut feeling. But when you get it right, it’s the most wonderful thing! … Continue reading

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