Musical Politics!
Writer Published on September 13, 2018

I love theatre!  I love drama, comedy, dance and musicals. Theatres that are rapidly filling up for a performance of a musical are entrancing. The audience, waiting with mounting anticipation for the curtain to rise and the music to begin!  I have always loved musicals. How well I know the music from: Oklahoma, Sound of

‘Pillars of My Earth!’
Writer Published on August 23, 2018

In 1966 and 67, Mums and Dad lived in England.  “You must have loved going to see the beautiful historical sites, Mums. And all of those art galleries must have been simply amazing.” Mums said dryly: “Gaynor, I lived in Hertfordshire with three children ranging from a few months to five years old. So, no,

Hidden Treasures!
Writer Published on July 26, 2018

Mums and I discovered the most exquisite treasure! We received this Facebook message from my sister, Liz, saying: “Look at this post. It says that a beautifully painted rock is in a ‘little coffee shop in York Street, George.’  You’re there! Please find it. It is just stunning!” I looked at the picture and said:

Calling all rabbits!
Writer Published on June 21, 2018

I have never liked cake. At my birthday parties, Mums knew to make me an ice cream cake. I simply couldn’t stomach the  chocolate or vanilla sponge varieties that my siblings were treated to on their birthdays. I found all cake sickly sweet and..and…crumbly! When I moved to George, I discovered this marvellous coffee shop,

A Royal Affair!
Writer Published on May 31, 2018

My mother is a Royalist.  My gran and aunt were also Royalists Deluxe! Mums has a whole collection of magazines that were passed down to her from gran. There is one showing 1923 – Their Majesties – 1948. Then there is a London News with an illustration of Princess Elizabeth and Philip headed Royal Wedding

Lady Jane Grey?!
Writer Published on May 17, 2018

Birds had not played a large part in our lives. Then we moved to a farm in Blanco, George and things changed radically. Suddenly we had guinea fowl that skittered their way through the kitchen. We had Foxy, the crow, who used to sit on the chimney and hurl insults and swear words into the

Lost & Found!
Writer Published on May 3, 2018

“For there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought.”  Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene Have you ever lost something? I regularly lose things, particularly my IPad, phone, glasses and keys! Loss causes my emotions to range from frustration, anger, helplessness, despair and a deep sadness.  It was utterly ravishing.  To my nine year

Walking on Planks!
Writer Published on April 19, 2018

Have you ever skidded down the passageway on your bottom? As children, we used to run along the passageway in our pyjamas, and then launch ourselves onto our bottoms. We had a shiny parquet floor that was amazing to slide and skid upon. We would whoosh our way past our bedrooms with shrieks of delight

Sublime in Nature!
Writer Published on April 5, 2018

“Overall, my aim is to make the world a brighter place, through the use of illustration.” Nande Hattingh I wriggled my feet in the grass, took a deep breath of the gorgeous air and sat back with my eyes closed, revelling in the glorious morning. I was sitting next to a bed of lavender and

My Love Affair!
Writer Published on March 22, 2018

I am in love with George. I have been for quite a few years. I will tell you about this love affair – in depth. “Why don’t you come and live in George?” Mums asked. “Live in George? Are you mad? George is for old people!” was my retort. Mums took me for a long

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