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Lockdown Weekend Diary

Saturday 25th April 7ish. I sit watching the sun, on my deck, my laptop where it was intended. On my lap. ‘Oh woe is me’ are the words reverberating in my slightly throbbing head. My Latin teacher, Miss Brogan. Bless her. It was what she said if I didn’t understand what was going on in… Continue reading Lockdown Weekend Diary

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Lockdown Diary Number Whatever

It’s Tuesday today! Happy Tuesday everyone! 21 April 2020. Day 25 (or 26?) of Lockdown I think, not sure, but 5am. That I know. Fat lot of good that did, sweeping the ‘ol driveway then yesterday huh? The wind started gusting away yesterday morning, blowing the poor bougainvillea around which is desperately clinging to the… Continue reading Lockdown Diary Number Whatever

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Lockdown Diaries Number 14

I got here at 5.am after lying awake for ages.  Checked time on cell next to me and it read 4:44. I've written 1000 words about stuff. So much stuff.  And I had so much more to write. The thoughts have been swirling around my head for hours.  About books I'm reading and the concept… Continue reading Lockdown Diaries Number 14

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Lockdown Diaries Number 11

Wednesday 15th April 06:51 Hi there, morning to you all, I know you’re out there somewhere. I’m sitting here with my cup of tea. It’s not great. Too milky and lukewarm. But the sky is alive. I’m finding it hard to be too upbeat this morning. So I keep popping outside to capture the changing… Continue reading Lockdown Diaries Number 11

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Lockdown Diaries Number 7

Morning to you all, my lovely ones! (This is how Elizabeth Gilbert addresses her readers and one day I think I’m going to be like her. The one who wrote Eat, Pray Love and Big Magic and all? To dream is to live, people!) In truth, I haven’t read Eat Pray Love, but I watched… Continue reading Lockdown Diaries Number 7

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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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BOOK REVIEWS: Being Kari & Being Lily

Two books I have read recently are Being Kari and Being Lily by Qarnita Loxton. Though I read them in reverse to the order in which they were written, Lily before Kari, it didn’t matter at all as each story can stand alone. Few things I want to say about them here as many thoughts… Continue reading BOOK REVIEWS: Being Kari & Being Lily

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NOT A BOOK REVIEW: we don’t talk about it. ever.

I have just come from a talk by the author of the book, ‘We don’t talk about it ever’. Desiree – Anne Martin. I’ve met her several times in writer’s circles but never heard her speak about her story or read her book. While I still hold some of my feelings in tact, having let… Continue reading NOT A BOOK REVIEW: we don’t talk about it. ever.

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the FEAST of the Franschhoek Literary Festival 2019

  Deadlines loom but it’s impossible for me to move on until I can empty my mind onto the paper (or here onto the laptop). I hope to contain it all in a vaguely coherent way that will be readable to you, Dearest Reader, but you know what? Part of me doesn’t mind as much-… Continue reading the FEAST of the Franschhoek Literary Festival 2019

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why I didn’t blog on MOTHERS DAY

And there it went again: Sunday past was Mother’s day. I kept deliberately quiet about it this year and I’m not sure really why. Perhaps because I’ve said so much about it already. Like here: I had no urge to write or post or send texts or pics to mother friends. My mother was visiting… Continue reading why I didn’t blog on MOTHERS DAY