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The itch

04 May 2014 / 1 Comment / in Me, myself & I, writing

I itch. A scabbing over of my mind causing me to stretch against the tautness of boredom, of same-ness. I have the urge to do. But what?   To write? To travel? To breathe? To walk and walk and walk… I love spending time alone, it’s not that I want company 24/7. It’s that I feel […]


04 Feb 2014 / 1 Comment / in loss, Me, Motherhood

 Those two pink lines They appeared together instantly No need to wait The recommended 1 minute There they were There YOU were A shock. Unexpected. Unplanned. But oh, so wanted In that instant, all I wanted. Yet even then I knew You would not stay Could not stay You were here – but But. Just […]

Going green

fringe vintage hair salon simons town
22 Aug 2013 / 2 Comments / in Fun, Happiness, Me

After my husband daring me for months to living up to my nom de plume I finally decided to take the plunge and embrace my inner mermaid even more – with a little help from Chantelle Thackwray and the team at Fringe Vintage Hair Salon in Simons Town. If you’re looking for an experience rather than […]

This weekend I’m going to…

21 Jun 2013 / 4 Comments / in Family, Me, myself & I, Photography, sea

I have 3 days weekends (yeah, you can hate me, I’m down with that) So when I say ‘This weekend I’m going to…’ I include Fridays… Swim on Winter Solstice Day at Fish Hoek (done- stayed in for 6 waves even! 11 degrees C but the sun came out long enough to warm me while […]

birthday card from my son

26 Aug 2011 / 8 Comments / in Me, Motherhood, writing

R gave me a handmade card with the following message inside. Of course it made me cry 🙂 Had to share it. “I can’t begin to tell you how much I love and appreciate you. You’ve always been there for me and I have so many memories of you. I remember reading stories in the […]

On anxiety and engagements – aka things are not always what they seem

24 Aug 2011 / 5 Comments / in anxiety, love, Me, myself & I

Those of you who know me a little bit (or a lot) know that I recently celebrated my 40th birthday and that my lovely man took me away to a very romantic place where he presented me with a gorgeous engagement ring that he designed and had made especially for me. You may also know […]

Yay me :-)

07 Jul 2011 / 7 Comments / in anxiety, Health, love, Me, myself & I

Today I am proud of myself for a number of reasons: 1. I have started yoga again (with G this time) and even though the classes are beginners’ classes, they are pretty hard core and I am pretty VERY unfit! So having managed to keep up with an almost 2 hour class is quite an […]

The End of the Road – my final post for Getaway

I’m driving the 7 hours back to East London to fly home tonight. The road is long with many a winding turn, and quite a few cows. Two of them charge in front of me on the N2 when I’m travelling at around 120km / hour and that wakes me up more than the Steers […]

Something Important I Need to Keep Reminding Myself

13 Nov 2010 / 2 Comments / in Me, myself & I, Silence

  “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.” – Viktor Frankl

In which I Write about Writing

11 Oct 2010 / 8 Comments / in Happiness, Me, writing

It is *always* a magical process for me, writing. When I look at what I have written I usually have no idea what happened between the first and last words. It’s as if I vanish and someone else takes over and writes the thing for me. It’s awesome!