Ears for Finn!
Writer Published on October 21, 2016

Aren’t the advances in medical science mind blowing? I was watching Carte Blanche recently and was reminded of Chris Barnard performing the first heart transplant in 1967. Nowadays heart transplants are common place. People are given knee, hip, ankle and shoulder replacements. Bionic eyes are now enabling the blind to see! For eighteen years, due

Drawing with Light!
Writer Published on October 7, 2016

Her arms entwined around his neck, Mums and Dad laughing into each other’s smile crinkled eyes. I love that photograph. It captures everything they were to each other so perfectly. I look at a photo of my brother and sisters taken about forty years ago. So young and yet their characters were evident even then.

The Power of Women!
Writer Published on September 23, 2016

“I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.”                                                                            

Finding Nemo!
Writer Published on September 9, 2016

The young school boy looked around the new Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. He bounced on his seat. Yeah, the seats were great. His mother gave him a warning look. The lights dimmed as the orchestra began to play the overture to the musical Anne of Green Gables. One day, he thought, he would work in this

A choir of sorts!
Writer Published on August 26, 2016

“Sing, then. Sing, indeed, with shoulders back, and head up so that song might go to the roof and beyond to the sky. Mass on mass of tone, with a hard edge, and rich with quality, every single note a carpet of colour woven from basso profundo, and basso, and baritone, and alto, and tenor,

Rays of Sunshine!
Writer Published on August 12, 2016

I was sitting in a small English tea shop, devouring what I always seem to devour when I’m with B – cheesecake. Maybe that is one of the reasons I like B so much! “When we have finished our cheesecake, I am going to buy you an early birthday present,” B said swallowing down her

“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

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

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

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