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Umhlanga nature reserve – an easy walk with children

10 Years ago on a Durban trip, my husband Clifford proposed to me.  I use the word proposed in a rather loose manner as he said something along the lines of “So when should we get married?”  We had met only 4 months previously after exchanging a few messages on a dating website.  Despite his somewhat unromantic proposal,  my memories ... Read More »

It’s a strange, strange cyber world

Last night, reading the Guardian article by author Kathleen Hale I was upset by the content. In short the author was given a bad review by a book blogger who hid behind a false identity.  The blogger engaged with the author on twitter which led to a chain of events.  I can understand how Kathleen Hale got caught up in ... Read More »

I’ve joined Bloglovin’

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Today I discovered Bloglovin’ and was delighted to see that someone has already added my blog there and that I have 2 followers on Bloglovin’. In order to ‘claim’ my blog on Bloglovin’ I needed to post this with a code which they gave me. Oh dear more stuff for me to muck about with ... Read More »

Smile and say cheese – Marrakesh Cheese Farm

Leaving Durban returning home to Jo’burg is never easy.  We ease the pain by taking a mosey through the Natal Midlands on our way out.  Last week we decided to try a few new places.  We drove past 1 or 2 cheese places before deciding to visit Marrakesh Cheese Farm in Rosetta.  Our choice was oh so perfect, their cheeses ... Read More »

Dora’s Romany Creams

Way back in the 80’s, I met Dora.  We have drifted apart since then but many happy memories remain.  Dominique, Dora and I had lots of fun together, most memorably while the Blarney Brothers were performing at The Barn, at the Athlone Hotel.  Well, usually a few neon letters were on the blink so we partied at the ‘lone ote’, ... Read More »

Clifford built me a new herb box

I am blessed to have a husband who not only works hard to maintain our home but also loves gardening.  I asked him to write this for me about the herb box which he built.  It still needs more herbs but it’s great to have space to plant more. Our original herb box which is separate from our vegetable garden ... Read More »

Meeting friends halfway at Marula’s Cafe in Westville

Friendship is about meeting half way.  Friendship is not about what I can get from another but about what we share.  It is the space where memories are born, experience is gained and new thoughts are birthed.  It is the dynamic interaction between individuals which transcends and transforms the mundane.  Seeing the world through the eyes of another, expands my ... Read More »

Mopani Camp – Kruger National Park

From Shingwedzi camp, we moved to spend two nights at Mopani camp in the Kruger National Park.  Each thatched chalet blended into the African bush.  A giant baobab silhouetted against the setting sun stood in poetic majesty.  A rabbit (or hare) greeted us at the chalet as dusk settled.  Cliff and Fjord played drafts while I prepared supper. At dawn ... Read More »

90’s Woman – poem

This is another very old poem, written in 1996, in the heart of single parenting years 90’s Woman This small framed vulnerable creature Who last night quivered at a sharp word Cooked supper, shaved, lathered Unwound in bubble bath bliss Tucked children in with a kiss Woke to the demands of morning chaos Lost her cool Rushed kids to school ... Read More »