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Marriage and failed telepathy

My husband is a romantic.  This is not always as cute as it sounds.  He expects that as his soul mate I should read his mind.  Why should he waste time with trifling communication when I should simply know what he is thinking?  This sometimes leads to disappointment on his part.  For example the day that I have not packed ... Read More »


Today writers bootcamp are being ambiguous, the prompt is ‘Pinings’.  I’m not sure if they are referring to the warm, sad, hollow feelings which echo in memories, such as the smell of lemonade on my grandparents copper bar counter, or the way the sunlight caught drops of water from the spray of our little motor boat on Lake Kariba.  Or ... Read More »

A love letter to my pet hate

I hate the response “You’re welcome” to the words “Thank you”, it really winds me up.  I have been told that I am a pedant on this subject but we all have our funny little ways. Dear Reluctant giver We clearly come from different backgrounds and I should expand my mind to embrace the deficiencies in your experience.  You see, ... Read More »

Digital Nomad, a challenge at the Elance blogathon

Tonight I voluntarily placed myself on a mental rack, after all the mind petrifies if it is not stretched and challenged.  Seated at a workstation at The Common Room in Parkhurst, I am taking part in a blogathon arranged by Elance.  I am surrounded by writers, bloggers and journalists, pretty daunting.  We were given 3 topics to choose from, Digital ... Read More »

Flowers in the desert of humankind

Today I feel so conflicted about the post which I had intended writing, for now I will tell a different yet not entirely unrelated story.  Yesterday my dear friend Karin took me to visit Leoni,  a gracious lady in her 80’s.   Leoni is a mutual friend of ours, I met Leoni through her family and Karin met her at the ... Read More »

My 4 favourite blogs

I currently have 4 favourite bloggers whose work I admire so much that I would like to share them with you.  I tend not to love the ones which read very much like adverts,  on my blogging journey these 4 stand out as real gems.  They inspire me, add beauty to a day and provide food for thought.   Initially ... Read More »

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