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

Best Friends!
Writer Published on March 8, 2018

At the age of fourteen, she came to live with me. “What is your name?” I asked her gently, not expecting a response. Not meeting my eyes, she cowered from me. She was petrified. Irrespectively I pulled her into my arms. “I don’t know what was done to you beforehand, but just know from me

Dot, Dot, Dot – Dash, Dash, Dash!
Writer Published on February 22, 2018

Code: a system of words, letters, figures, or symbols used to represent others, especially for the purposes of secrecy. It is strange how codes have played a part throughout my life. I think back to my childhood gang and I smile in remembrance. T rest ugs!!! Bggt js yehrmdio!!! (Translation: I have a news!!! Meet

My Soup for the Soul!
Writer Published on February 8, 2018

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” Anne Frank Giving! I love receiving but it is through giving that I gain so much joy. The day before Christmas, a friend of mine took a large packet of sweets and handed them out to the children in an area of high deprivation. It gave her

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