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The decline and stagnation of talk radio 702?

This is a guest post written by my husband.  I agree with most of the points which he makes although I would be a bit kinder to Jenny of 702 as I quite enjoy her show, particularly the book show.  I really miss the evening shows on 702 and no longer bother with them, even ‘a word on cars’ was ... Read More »

When a life equals a handbag, we must worry

“I read the news today, oh boy”  What shattered my spirit was not the story about a woman who drove over a smash and grabber, it is very likely that under the same circumstances I would have acted as she did.   but the comments below the article broke my heart.  To quote a few : “Hi hope he dies…SLOWLY and ... Read More »

Katlehong vs my comfort zone

Last week I attended a writers workshop in Katlehong. Before departing suburbia I felt a little fearful. A week later I remain unable to pinpoint the root of my sense of apprehension. On hearing of my planned outing a few people advised along the lines of “Don’t go into the township alone”. Not going was not an option as I ... Read More »

Sexual activitity in age 15 and under, is it ok?

This week I attended a very stimulating workshop.  An exercise which explored values formed a part of our discussions.  I found the demographics of the group interesting.  22 Women took part, of these 50% were under the age of 30, 40% were between 30 and 50, 10% were 50+ years old.  1 was white and the rest were black.  50% ... Read More »

Order Cakes for those with egg allergy in Johannesburg

I am the mother of a 5 year old boy who has a host of food allergies.  The worst of these are egg and nut allergies.  I have found that many don’t know where to turn when you want a cake for a special occasion.  Fortunately for Fjord I have always loved baking and after years of trying different recipes ... Read More »

The Pen is mightier than the keyboard

I am only happy with the writing of about 1 in 10 of my blog posts.  This could be discouraging but remaining committed to the blog keeps me writing which is the most important factor.  I have learned 2 important lessons. The posts first written in ink are better than those typed directly onto the computer, even if the difference ... Read More »

Society or Solitude?

The daily prompt today is “After spending time with a group of people, do you feel energized and ready for anything or do you want to hide in the corner with a good book?” As a child I was painfully shy.  Until the age of about 35 I was painfully shy.  I am not entirely sure why.  I don’t have ... Read More »

Seeking advice about publishing an e-book

Today I’m not sharing an experience or thought with you but looking for advice.  My Children’s picture book ‘Snuffles and the Cloud People’ is at long last ready to be uploaded to Amazon and any other sites which you may recommend.  I will be doing so within the next few days …. drumroll!   I would be deeply grateful for any ... Read More »

Earn a bit from blogging with My Scoop, South Africa

I have never yet earned a blue bean from blogging and simply write because that’s what I love to do.  Some days I think I should pay my readers for the privilege of them giving their time to reading my stuff.  I have posted quite a few reviews only because I want to share my experience of a product or ... Read More »

Winter – The landscape of truth

Chocolate box scenes of verdant colour are embraced by all.  We enjoy a visual cacophony, the optical equivalent to a big band cranked to the max.  What about the soul searing notes of a lone bagpipe?  The simplicity of winter reveals the bare bones of life.  Dried stems clutch dormant seeds.  The seed may be greater than the bloom, potential ... Read More »