“Potty” Dancing!
Writer Published on July 29, 2016

“I have a surprise for you this morning,” B remarked linking her arm through mine. We were walking towards the town centre of Sheringham. “Or rather, Sheringham has a surprise for you. Lots of surprises!” She gave a little skip besides me and I laughed at her gaiety. “Surprises here I come!” I attempted to

Sweet Caroline!
Writer Published on July 15, 2016

Recently I made a new friend on Facebook, Caroline De Lange who lives in Wales. She noticed I was visiting England and suggested that after our stay in the Cotswolds, B and I came on to Wales and stay with her family. Apparently she and a friend ran a company which organises corporate events in

Scream!
Writer Published on July 1, 2016

Recently I received the following letter: Dear Gaynor I am a friend of the director, Janice Honeyman and Denise Goldin. I am a professional actress, born in Cape Town but now living in California. The way I came to know of you is this: I was in Cape Town staying with Janice. I am working

Strictly!
Writer Published on June 17, 2016

“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.” Oprah Winfrey Everyone looked stunning. Women and men, perfumed and Givenchy scented, wafted to their tables. Strangers chatted animatedly to strangers, who by the end of the evening had turned into friends. There was laughter and an

No Labels!
Writer Published on June 3, 2016

Dis Tyd, the sign said. It’s Time. I smiled to myself as we entered the room. A fire crackled, merrily accompanying the sound of people chatting. It was a miserable day outside. I was so glad we had followed Eduard’s advice and investigated his wife’s new coffee shop. Every week, my best friend, ‘B’ and

A Magical Box!!!
Writer Published on May 20, 2016

Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.” L.M. Montgomery, The Story Girl Photographs! Captured moments that would otherwise be gone forever. I have a polystyrene pin board in my bedroom that is strewn with photographs. They bring into the present, times that have passed: my Dad holding a bunch

Alive & Open!!!
Writer Published on May 6, 2016

I sat there that evening with a wide open heart. The Lyric Theatre is such a beautiful space. A red and gold room that carries an elegance all it’s own. I watched the various winners receiving their Naledi awards. Beautifully dressed theatre persona being given their own unique Naledi trophies of glass. I looked down

Light!
Writer Published on April 20, 2016

  On the 8th Jan 2016, I received the following letter from Dawn Lindberg, the Executive Director of the South African Naledi Theatre Awards: Dearest Gaynor, Congratulations on being chosen to be an ABSA ‘PROSPER‘ AMBASSADOR! The timing co-incides with our Executive Decision to give you a SPECIAL NALEDI THEATRE AWARD this year, at the

Blips!
Writer Published on April 15, 2016

Since my accident and resulting brain damage, there are certain Blips! that occur in my life. I was staying with my sister, Liz. Every afternoon I go for my afternoon nap. I was feeling pretty gruck that afternoon with flu and was stuffed full of paracetamol. Strangely enough I couldn’t sleep, so I was lying

…… and not a drop to drink!
Writer Published on April 1, 2016

It spurted upwards and out. The water jetted high into the air with an almost gleeful exuberance. It fell onto the grass and instantly rushed in every direction, glorying in it’s unrestrained freedom. The burst water main spewed the water out for the next two days with gusto. My mother was not impressed. Not only

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