A Tap on my Shoulder!
Writer Published on Apr 4, 2019

I was sitting at the Rhodes Memorial in Cape Town with B, when suddenly I was tapped. I swung around to be met by a dark mopped stranger with this delicious grin on her face. “Gaynor?” A stranger that knew my name. “I would recognise your voice anywhere!” Obviously B and I, both being deaf,

Fairy Tale Friends!
Writer Published on Mar 22, 2019

I cannot join my friends when they go into the woods. I’m unable to walk at the pace they like to walk. Also, just imagine if we met ‘a big bad wolf’, I would be easy pickings as I am unable to run! Recently it was with a carefree heart and a nimble ‘Gaynor step’

Letter to a friend!
Writer Published on Mar 7, 2019

Hey, old friend What d’ya say, old friend? Are you okay, old friend?………            Songwriter: Stephen Sondheim Hi there, my sweetest friend!  Yes, I know that I am incredibly slack with my letter writing. And that you always understand and take great delight in what I have to say. So, let

Grace Personified!
Writer Published on Feb 21, 2019

I stared at The Displaced Ibis in awe. One of the Ten Commandments is: “Do not covet.” I looked at my friends new painting and I’m very much afraid to admit that I broke that commandment. I coveted. Oh, how I coveted! It was a painting of an Hadeda Ibis. It is standing on an

This is Me!
Writer Published on Feb 7, 2019

I am not a minimalist! Like my mother, I could be described as a maximalist in extreme! Mums lives in a big house, where her possessions shimmer in their place, often causing you to gasp in pleasure. I, on the other hand, live in this delightful but super-small apartment. Within this tiny home, I have

From Birdies to Birds!
Writer Published on Jan 24, 2019

I loved my one armed golf but unfortunately my left arm didn’t!   I have lost all the cartilage in my left shoulder of the only arm that works. I was told by the specialist to give up golf immediately. I was totally devastated. I skyped my friend, B, in England. I was so utterly

Christmas Treasures!
Writer Published on Dec 20, 2018

We come to the end of another year and the approach of a new one. Why is it that as I get older, time seems to move faster and faster? When I was young, a week seemed to take positively eons. Now the months seem to whisk by. It was just yesterday that we welcomed

Bracefully Gliding!
Writer Published on Dec 6, 2018

As a child, I was able to buy two Chappies bubble gum for one cent! I remember walking into our sweet shop, with my birthday money clutched in my hand. I was going to spend ten cents and get myself twenty Chappies. I loved Chappies. I had learned how to blow enormous bubbles. As I

Lucy G & I!
Writer Published on Nov 22, 2018

I adore coffee! I was sitting in my favourite coffee shop, Ground Control in George drinking a superb cafe latte, and talking to two incredibly interesting women, Di and Tegan Phillips. Tegan was telling me about the triathlon that she had recently completed around New Zealand. This adventure raised money to fund bicycles for school

The Book Tree!
Writer Published on Nov 8, 2018

I remember reading my first book at the age of five. I sat on Mums’ lap while she pointed at the different words. I am Janet. I am John. This is our dog, Rover. Run, Rover, run! There are so many things that you forget in life. Isn’t it strange how I remember not only

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