Life and Living, Other Stuff

Time passes. The sun will continue to rise.

It’s long overdue, this blog. Long overdue. At the very latest, I’d resolved to post this on the 27th July, exactly two months after my last on 27th May. But it’s past midnight now. Today is 28th. (Oops I see now that my last one was on 29th. This date confusion can happen in a… Continue reading Time passes. The sun will continue to rise.

Life and Living, Other Stuff

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

Life and Living, Other Stuff

Lockdown Diary Number 9

Morning Lovely Lockdowners! Ha, Fooled you! Thought you would be ‘my Noodles’ forever didn’t you? Nothing certain in life, guys. Nothing. Except dying. Sorry to put it so bluntly so early in the morning. But here's a pic that says it better than I can. And a different format for today: Lockdown reflections: Easter Monday,… Continue reading Lockdown Diary Number 9

Life and Living, music, Other Stuff

an extraordinary evening of music. a tale in pics.

It was while sitting in an exquisite salon of the Casa Labia in Muizenberg on Saturday morning, listening to a lecture on the life of Chopin by my musical mentor and inspirer of the classics, Elizabeth Handley, that the thought struck:  just as we still listen to the genius of Chopin, down at the very tip of Africa, 170… Continue reading an extraordinary evening of music. a tale in pics.

Life and Living, music, Other Stuff

Delightful LIRA at Kirstenbosch Sunset Concert

  I confess. I had little idea what to expect at last night’s LIRA concert at Kirstenbosch. Often, no expectations mean fewer disappointments but disappointed I certainly could NOT have been. In fact, I was blown away by the warm, wholesome, happy vibe that LIRA inspired at her concert, dressed in jeans and a long, beautifully… Continue reading Delightful LIRA at Kirstenbosch Sunset Concert

Life and Living, On Children and Parenting, Other Stuff

On agitation and achievement: 3 solutions

At the beginning of this, the tenth month of 2017 I remember feeling somewhat agitated but couldn’t quite place it. Then I had coffee with a friend and she suggested it was that ‘winding down’ feeling of the year when it’s galloping towards a close and you need to evaluate how it went. And maybe you feel… Continue reading On agitation and achievement: 3 solutions

Other Stuff

what was YOUR trip of a lifetime?

Tell me about your trip of a life time! It’s partly the anticipation of travel that makes it all so exciting – not so? The images you create, the foreign sights and tastes you foresee? Once you’ve arrived is almost passive in its enjoyment as you swiftly appreciate that you are one of a throng of thousands… Continue reading what was YOUR trip of a lifetime?

On Books, On Children and Parenting, On Family, On women, Other Stuff

EIGHT OCTOBER OBSERVATIONS

A long, slightly rambling blog. Like the tentacles of an octopus. My October. Children are easily embarrassed by their parents when they get to a particular age. They are from a different generation dealing with different parts of their growing selves in ways they cannot yet fully understand, and we have long forgotten. Truthfully, I… Continue reading EIGHT OCTOBER OBSERVATIONS