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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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Roll with the Punches

It’s been a while. I’ve been rather distracted by my mother’s condition, which has deteriorated quite a bit since my last post. We are now dealing with the start of dementia which unfortunately, as well as loss of memory and … Continue reading

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Growin’ in the Wind (summer)

The garden seems to have come together rather beautifully this summer, with very little help from me. Flowers shimmer against shades of green and birds flit from branch to branch. It rained last night and in this morning’s early light, … Continue reading

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Broken

It’s been a difficult past few months, which is why I haven’t been posting that many blogs. I can’t seem to get my act together to sit down and write and yet all I think about is writing! Sometime in … Continue reading

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