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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 6

Morning Cape Town, and the World! How marvellous that I can communicate with you here and don’t even know who half of you are? So, how’s your domestic routine going? Like your washing and ironing and cleaning? I want to talk about that today if that's okay. Do you recall earlier somewhere in my Lockdown… Continue reading Lockdown Diary Number 6

Life and Living, Other Stuff

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?

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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

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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

On women, Other Stuff

On Women Becoming

  As not only the end of another year, but the end of a whole damn decade looms,  I always find myself becoming reflective, pensive and little nostalgic. What has been, what happened, what's next? All those delicious dreams we can recreate. When I say it out loud, though, –2020- I find myself singing the… Continue reading On Women Becoming

On Family, On women, Other Stuff

How to BEGIN again in SPRING.

I’m really pleased that Women’s Month is over. In over five years of my monthly blog- starting in January 2014- I’ve barely missed a single month. But this year, I missed my June, July and August blogs. Every time I thought about it or wanted to write something, it felt pointless, useless, a waste of… Continue reading How to BEGIN again in SPRING.

On Books, Other Stuff

sparking conversations at the Book Lounge

Hell am I glad that this will be the last post on Somewhere In Between! I cannot explain quite how relentlessly exhausting it is to write a book, get it edited, edited,edited, and edited, proofed and proofed and … proofed get it formatted and get a great cover, get it published, get people to read the… Continue reading sparking conversations at the Book Lounge