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Nkani, a pragmatic man following his dream

Recently my husband Cliff told me about a young man who works with him.  By day Nkani works at Afrox as a quality inspector, in his spare time he makes and sells shoes and clothing.  He does this toward the goal of doing an 18 month part-time course in fashion design.  The R65 000 cost for this course would have ... Read More »

Boksburg DA Ward 32 – Statement regarding postal strike

STATEMENT OF CONCERN REGARDING THE CURRENT POSTAL SERVICE STRIKE: WARD 32 DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE BRANCH IN BOKSBURG HEREBY DECLARES ITS DISATISFACTION WITH THE CURRENT POSTAL SERVICES STRIKE: IT IS THE BRANCH’S CONSIDERATE VIEW THAT THE RIGHT OF CITIZENS IN OUR BRANCH TO COMMUNICATE HAS BEEN ENCROACHED UPON BY THE ONGOING UNCONTROLLABLE POSTAL STRIKERS. THE BRANCH NOTES WITH DISGUST THE CRIMINAL ACTS ... Read More »

My new toy – the rain gauge

As a child I remember loving checking my grandfather’s rain gauge when we visited.   Every year I wonder exactly how much rain has fallen.  This year the rainy season has started very late.  In Johannesburg we should expect our first rains in the first week of October.  I bought a rain gauge on the 15/10 at a local nursery for ... Read More »

Dancing with the reaper – poem

This poem is one of the first which I wrote and felt that it ‘worked’.   I don’t have a formula when it comes to writing.  Sometimes I am inspired by something that I have read.  Sometimes by an observation or experience.  Some poems are worked and re-worked over and over and still miss the mark.   The night before writing ... Read More »

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 »