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Lockdown Diary Number 12

Wednesday night 22:49pm Still Wednesday 15th April 2020 Day 20 of Lockdown South Africa It's been a long day. Morning: Dropped the bags of sandwiches and some other stuff at Spar. Took one dog with me in old bakkie. Shame, she thought she was going for a walk, so I opened the back window and… Continue reading Lockdown Diary Number 12

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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 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

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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?

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Better than a walk in the park. A walk on the beach.

The Perlemoen Trail. One unconsciously enjoyable aspect about walking along the coast close to the sea with a group of women is that one never seems to tire of it or certainly I never did. The rhythm of the breaking waves and the accompany soft mist it breathes into the air every few seconds is like a heart that… Continue reading Better than a walk in the park. A walk on the beach.