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Author Archives: sula 1968

Keys of Yama – Book Review

I feel a measure of apprehension when given a review copy of a book which falls outside of my usual range of choice.  Keys of Yama by TLB Kruger fell into this category.  However we all know that good things happen when we step outside our comfort zone. At times while reading Keys of Yama, I was reminded of Sophie’s World, ... Read More »

RIP BRONWEN – POEM

This morning we are going to Clifford’s friend Bronwen’s funeral, she was tragically killed in a car accident.  Just weeks ago while we were staying in the Natal Midlands, Clifford took Fjord to Pietermaritzburg Museum where Bronwen worked as a curator.  She took him on a personal tour of the museum and he came home awed with all that he ... Read More »

ENTER THE REAL KIDS SHADES GIVEAWAY

In March I attended a fantastic blogging event organised by SA Mom Blogs. Tanya and Zule from O-V Optics presented a dynamic talk on protecting our children’s eyes. They spoke with passion which comes from a source of deep conviction. You may have read the article which I posted at the time. My son Fjord aged 8 has a pair ... Read More »

Sula’s take on an iced latte

I LOVE coffee, but with summer here hot coffee is a little less appealing.  I wanted to make an iced latte but did not like the idea of diluting the coffee with ice blocks to make a conventional iced latte, after much searching on the web I still could not find something which fitted the bill.  This is a sort ... Read More »

Quick Halloween craft, bat candle jars

On Saturday we had a play date.  I don’t have a lot of outdoor activites to entertain the children and decided to get them to do a craft activity.  Halloween is this week and seemed a good theme idea.  These painted candle jars decorated with bats worked very well. WHAT YOU NEED 1 glass jar 1 tea light candle (or ... Read More »

My daughter’s wedding, healing and new beginnings

Ingredients for a happy wedding include, love, family, fun, joy, celebration, decoration, dress, weather, etc.  At my daughter Dominique’s wedding to Duncan, an unexpected ingredient elevated the day to perfection.  That element was healing.  Healing built bridges over family rifts.  Without grand gestures, in spontaneous smiles, in genuine joy to rediscover, the voluntary will to rise above petty pasts was effortless ... Read More »

Breaking Bad – Poem

BREAKING BAD Every internal string Wound unbearably tight Stretched and aching Poised for flight Would that a hand could strum tension from the fibre release a note of music from strained to breaking wire Read More »