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Autumn / Fall

I’ve always assumed that autumn was the correct English word for the season and that fall was an annoying Americanism. However, I have since discovered, thanks to Google, that both words originated in Britain. Fall is an old term for the season, … Continue reading

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What a Wonderful World

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow They’ll learn much more than I’ll never know And I think to myself what a wonderful world Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world  

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Try To Remember

I apologise for the recent brief hiatus in A Peek at Life. Usually, when faced with any kind of difficulty, I write – I’ve always needed to write in order to help make sense of what is going on. However, … Continue reading

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The White Cliffs of Dover

The myriad ways we use story to cope with the world make it hard to imagine that narrative isn’t part of our fundamental nature…We dream in narrative, daydream in narrative, remember, anticipate, hope, despair, believe, doubt, plan, revise, criticize, construct, … Continue reading

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A Change is Gonna Come

I’m looking forward to my stint as assistant cook and bottle washer in America when my first grandchild arrives in October. 5 months may seem like a long stretch to be away from home but when you get to my … Continue reading

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Food Glorious Food

We don’t entertain nearly as much as we used to, which is a shame because I miss the lively conversation around our dining room table and the cheering company of good friends. What I don’t miss is the bloody performance … Continue reading

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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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