I’ve been bothered by something since last week. Actually, I’ve been a little bothered for some time now. Being a writer who makes sense of the world by grouping words on a page means that I have to do this thing – even if it’s hard and I would rather be swimming in cold water… Continue reading still SEARCHING FOR SARAH’s son
Not another COVID- 19, but a tale of TEDxCape Town 2020
I was sitting in my car the other day waiting for a child’s sports practice to end, casually checking my notifications on a Facebook feed (where part my life has ended up, daft as it all is out there) when I noticed that someone had tagged me regarding a TedxCape Town pitch. I’d heard about… Continue reading Not another COVID- 19, but a tale of TEDxCape Town 2020
valentine’s day musings
A book I was referred to and clearly need to get!
still excited about the writing life!
Gosh it's been a long time since I last posted. But today I'm excited about the writing life and thought I would just pop something in here - to keep you in the loop. Yesterday, not so much. That's the way the writing life goes. Even thought I was gonna ditch the damn thing! But… Continue reading still excited about the writing life!
out of the blue: some thoughts inspired by the poetry of mary oliver
I cannot explain why the words came to me as I drove today. ‘You do not have to be good’ And then a second time, You do not have to be … …something I couldn’t recall but further on, I knew it was about the wild geese that call to you… I repeated them until… Continue reading out of the blue: some thoughts inspired by the poetry of mary oliver
a blog of few words
My first deadline for my new book is today and that’s why this blog has few words. In fact, I’m wondering whether any of my future blogs will have many more words. Life is short and blogs are mostly meaningless and who doesn’t want a life of meaning? So, I’m going to leave you with… Continue reading a blog of few words
20Twenty2 and a short BOOK REVIEW
It’s the first Monday of a new Month of a new Year! 2022. I love the number TWO. It's even, balanced, symmetrical and all of them here together add up to six and six is the number of people in family so that feels kinda good to me! Does it feel good to you? I… Continue reading 20Twenty2 and a short BOOK REVIEW
the ten best things about writing books
Book I've just finished in the pic is The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. Nothing to do with this blog except that it is a beautiful pic I thought and I loved the book. One of last few powerful phrases in it : I AM ALIVE
Normal people. And some reflections on a Sunday book signing by an ordinary writer.
Writing this while sitting alone at a designated table set up in front of the new Exclusive Books store at the V&A Waterfront with a poster advertising that I will be signing books, like a mirror behind me. Sanitiser and a bottle of water to my left, books – both Afrikaans and English - in… Continue reading Normal people. And some reflections on a Sunday book signing by an ordinary writer.
back to the beginning
Windhoek 1972: Remmy, Habababa, Sophie, Rocky and me. First day of school at Holy Cross Convent with traditonal Zuckertute in hand.
a short book tour in pictures
Leaving George - via Langenhoven Street of course and over the majestic Swartberg Pass to Oudtshoorn. A book talk hosted by the wonderful Cape Karoo Ostrich Emporium: interviewed by the charming Cyril and meeting wonderful new readers. Onwards through the majestic Meiringspoort and a quick stop at Herrie's Klip. The road to Richmond. Watching the… Continue reading a short book tour in pictures