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Duct Ectasia and unnecessary lumpectomy surgery

The 10th of April started no different to other days.  At pottery I was dimly aware of pain in my breast but I was too busy playing with clay for it to register.  I’m 50, I get odd aches and pains.  That night the pain had escalated to unbearable and I barely slept.  The next morning I told my GP ... Read More »

Why I’ll probably vote Purple Cow (ZACP) on the National Ballot

First off I must state that I am in now way representative of the ZACP  (Purple cow party).  They don’t even know that I exist. I will try to structure a shamble of thoughts, around this topic.  The birth of COPE got me very excited and involved in politics.  I believe that if they had capitalised on the tremendous positive ... Read More »

Week ending 5/4/19

I will get around to posting about our train ride to Cape Town which was utterly unforgettable.  Long ago I did posts about my week but got out of that habit.  I want to get back to using this blog as a journal. The morning after our return from Cape Town Cliff was picking up dog droppings in the garden, ... Read More »

Taking charge of my personal space – madam no more

5 Months ago it came to pass that I am no longer the empolyer of a domestic worker.  This has been a dramatically positive and empowering shift.  I grew up with domestic workers in the home and from then onward felt that their services were vital and indispensable.  It’s hard to imagine if I would have coped with full burden ... Read More »

Easy Pullover jersey – Knitting for dummies

For the longest time I have wanted a 100% cotton jersey.  I’ve looked at ones ready made for sale and on and off over the last few years I’ve  spent hours online searching for a pattern to make my own.  I’ve used search terms like, free pattern, easy, garter stitch jersey, jumper, pullover and so on, and even “knitting for ... Read More »

Rocktail Camp in Maputaland

It is 8 months since we visited Rocktail Camp and our son Fjord still talks about it about once a week.  We first spent a few nights at Mabibi Camp and moved across to Rocktail for a few nights.  In this unspoiled corner of paradise we experienced 2 sides of a rare coin.  At Mabibi Camp the rustic self catering ... Read More »

Rain – poem

If anyone can give me a better title for this poem please let me know.  It was written in a record marathon when I wrote 4 poems in about an hour. RAIN To live is to stand In a storm Arms outstretched Feel the sting of awareness Face upturned to meet the tears Of clouds without linings Forced to release ... Read More »

Freedom – Poem

This poem could also use a better title, another from the 4 in quick succession session FREEDOM When I stopped being Who they wanted me to be Who I thought I ought to be Who you would be more comfortable around I lost my way a little Then found that There needed be a path To the place Where I ... Read More »