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Starman waiting in the sky – coming to terms with a world without Bowie

Outside the world of instant communication, David Bowie was still alive in my world, the day after his death.  On our road trip, drought parched Karoo scenery assaulted my field of vision, myriad deaths surrounded me, brown grass bereft of life, skeletal antelope, warthog brave with hunger grazed on bended knee.  Bowie was still alive in this world, his death had ... Read More »

Foster’s Manor and Nostalgie restaurant in Oudtshoorn

On our extended road trip from Jo’burg to Cape Town some wonderful treasures were discovered.  The encompassing  feeling at Foster’s Manor in Oudtshoorn is one of nostalgia. Appreciation was tinged with regret that we no longer live in a time where craftsmen took real pride in what they created, even the term craftsman is generally rendered obsolete. I uttered many ... Read More »

The Titanic Expo South Africa

Thanks to Heather from the blog One Step at a time, I won tickets to the Titanic Expo.  I confess that prior to visiting the expo I had minimal interest in the Titanic.  I never saw the movie (too much hype and I know the ending).  My only Titanicism has been the penchant to apply the colloquial term “Full steam ... 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 »

Tragedy and what can only be described as a miracle

Before telling this sad, strange and special story, I must start with a disclaimer. As a rule, I keep my faith out of my writings here, for a few reasons. There are many beautiful Christian souls but en masse, Christians can be very irritating. I am a highly deficient representative for the faith, many aspects of my life do not ... Read More »

Please don’t choose suicide – You matter!

Before I start, I have a request.  To my parents and older children, please don’t read this, you don’t need to, and it is of no relevance to you.  I am tackling this subject because I am hoping that it will strike a chord with a specific person.  I feel that I would be out of line to contact her ... Read More »