It’s a gamble.

Who ever would have thought that I would be required to don a “poker face” and take a gamble on so many aspects of daily life? The irony is that this Libra personality is a constant balancing act between the spontaneous and the ordered sides of my personality. I consider myself up for a challenge,Continue reading “It’s a gamble.”

Senseless common sense.

The global pandemic is possibly the single topic uniting every member of the human race. The fear, tragedy, disability and devastation experienced by many is not something to be downplayed nor discounted, it is however, something that needs to be “managed” and by that I mean respected but given the deserving perspective, without the fearContinue reading “Senseless common sense.”

The shift.

What a wonderful time to be alive! Audible gasps aside, in these hideously stressful (for those whose businesses are strapped), tragically sad (for those who have lost dear ones), scarily scary (for those living with compromised health conditions), thoroughly confusing (for those who cannot make sense of the lack of common sense), I am obviouslyContinue reading “The shift.”

Friendships, fallibilities and frailties.

It takes a slippery rock, lurking on the edge of a low tide lagoon, to fully appreciate the value of one’s relationships… An absence of two weeks from my blog post has come about as a result of a fractured arm following a slip whilst on our morning jog. What a nuisance, to say theContinue reading “Friendships, fallibilities and frailties.”

Switching off.

Africa, all that it is.  And all that it isn’t, anymore. The continent of Africa is known as the “dark continent”, the birthplace of humankind, a continent of extremes,  the land of no hope, and other cliches about the “heart of darkness”. It is a continent steeped in the blood of battles between tribes andContinue reading “Switching off.”

Diverse creativity.

What a treat and a privilege to be able to visit some extraordinarily talented displays whilst on our working-holidaying-working-adventure. Currently in South Africa, we decided to relocate our office to a more satellite position for the day, doubling up on a visit to two remarkably creative outlets. The first being the most favourite of mineContinue reading “Diverse creativity.”

A season of mourning

The risk of love is loss, the price of loss is grief. As a child, I grew to understand the high pitched, extended keening sound that came from blanket shrouded Zulu women, known in their language as “gayizaring”, came out of the depths of the souls of those grieving women. All cultures have traditions andContinue reading “A season of mourning”

Consider contentment.

The notion of happiness and sadness seems to be two separate emotions however, according to Darling’s philosophy, they are apparently, “the same emotion, separated only by time.” This is something that he has tried to impress upon us, three emotional women in his life, over the years. It occurred to me that he might wellContinue reading “Consider contentment.”

Life Saver.

Sweets, treasures, recreation, occupation, eternity – all five words hold some sort of common denominator word association answer: life saver. Growing up, a roll of LifeSaver sweets, in all their rainbow coloured deliciousness, was a treat that could be made to last right down to the glass shard sliver of sweetness, if you did notContinue reading “Life Saver.”