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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

Life and Living, Other Stuff

Lockdown Diary Number 5

Morning Morning! Looks like it’s going to be another fabulous day in Cape Town! The birds are already chirping and the sky is turning that kind of bluish …what would you call it… purpleish? colour just before the sun peeks above the horizon. To be honest, I didn’t think I’d be here this morning. But… Continue reading Lockdown Diary Number 5

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Lockdown Diary Number 4

Hullo World! Are you out there? It’s me! I’m a blogger. I’m sitting here amongst the unputtaway laundry waiting for the kettle to boil. It’s Wednesday. 04:14am. 8th April 2020. I know that ‘cos my laptop had those details there. Ok. I’m back now. Upstairs in my study, with the dancing lights on the horizon… Continue reading Lockdown Diary Number 4

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Are we ready to imagine another world?

My title, you may note, is inspired by the snippet I shared in yesterday's blog.  The end of Arundhati Roy's weekend article in the Financial Times. It's day 12 of 21. The number in reverse. Can anyone really foresee what’s going to happen? No, of course not. But it feels a little like the humanitarian… Continue reading Are we ready to imagine another world?

Life and Living, On Family, Other Stuff

Lockdown Diaries

So much for the blog. For carpe diem-ing. You know what that does? It throws your routine, your discipline. All that stuff that keeps you going in lockdown. The routine run and all. After Friday’s blog, and requests for Netflix recommendations, and who knows what else since it all merges into a blur (unless you… Continue reading Lockdown Diaries

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day 8 lockdown logic

Today is Friday 3rd April. DAY 8 of lockdown for South Africans And you know what I feel like today? I feel like blogging. Every day I wake up and have plans for the day. But you know what? I’m feeling gatvol right now. Here I am, typing away as though possessed by a greater… Continue reading day 8 lockdown logic

On Books, Other Stuff

Book Review: The Trouble with my Aunt, Hedi Lampert

Confession: I finish fewer books than I intend because there are dozens I’m desperate to getthrough. Often I'm reading three or four at the same time. Some, sadly, don’t get finished but I’ve always felt that books are really about timing. Apart from hooking you on page one, or loving the clever, colourful characters so… Continue reading Book Review: The Trouble with my Aunt, Hedi Lampert

Life and Living, On Books, On writing, Other Stuff

life in the library…

These pictures were taken exactly a year ago. For the last 2 years more or less, many Tuesdays have been spent trawling through these volumes in search of my story. I'm keeping you guessing because I feel it's better that way. But I also want you to know that I'm still here. And that there's… Continue reading life in the library…

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BREAKING NEWS!

There’s no doubt about it. I am made up of two distinct, diametrically opposed parts: one part believes I’m invincible, extraordinary, exceptional, and the other that I’m far from it. Way, way off. Not good enough, not doing enough, just not enough. I laughed when a writer friend recently commented on a specific part of… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS!

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if only love were so simple. perhaps it is.

Sometimes the more I think about writing, the harder it is to write. Other times I turn up and it turns up with me. With 'big' new beginnings like this first month of a new decade, this blog should be punchy and perfect but it's already nearly the middle of January so I need to… Continue reading if only love were so simple. perhaps it is.