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Gaynor Young
A Question of Balance!

In my childhood, I used to come home from school, race through my homework and then my brother and I would mount our bikes and we were off. We would meet other members of “The Gang” and together we got up to all sorts of escapades. In the veld there was a broken sewage pipe

Miracle Man!

It begins: Faith. Yes, I have a great faith in God. But, I have learned that God’s ways are very different to the ways of man. To the ways of Gaynor Young! So, while I can hope and pray that something turns out a certain way, God might have a different plan in mind for

‘Oh no! ……………..Disaster!’

You know sometimes things happen that make you realise how important people are in your life! On Tuesday evening, Perdita (my wire haired Dachshund) and I were making our regular walk from my apartment to my Mum’s. It was a beautiful evening and I was humming as I strolled. Perdita strutted along beside me, gleefully

“And the sponsor is…………..!”

     The old adage: “it’s not what your know but who you know” is so true! About three years after my accident, my cousin, Mike Campbell Young, decided that he would buy me a hearing aid. We went to a large complex in Pretoria known as The Ear Institute. There I was fitted with

Writer Published on April 22, 2013
Announcement!

Hip hooray!!! Ok everyone my blog has been restored (with The Wonder) to it’s former glory. I am sorry for all the extra emails some of you have been getting but unfortunately in restoring my blogs my tech team could not stop these being sent out. We have now put in place significant security enhancements

Writer Published on April 21, 2013
So sorry!

Apologies!!!! Sorry blog followers for the repeated emails and Facebook posts about The Wonder! Some fiend has hacked my blog and caused a bit of chaos. In the short term I have had to delete my blog about  ‘The Wonder’, but I guess by now most of you have read it several times!!!! So sorry

i thank You God!

Have you got a favourite poem? I can’t say that I have a favourite. There are too many that I love but this one by e.e. cummings is very special.   i thank You God for most this amazing day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything

A dress, a dress, my kingdom for a dress!

     (In the photo – Jan Shapiro, swollen faced me! Gina Benjamin and Kate Edwards – 1990)   A style guru –  I am not! Recently it was my brother’s 50th birthday party up in Jo’burg and EVERYONE was going. I was NOT. I really couldn’t afford it, as the flights are so damned

Writer Published on April 14, 2013
Driving blind!

I loved  driving! I had the most gorgeous red Volkswagon beetle! When I had my accident, my beloved Beetle got ‘lost’  for four weeks. Being in a coma, I was unable to tell anyone where I had parked it on the night of my ‘Plunge to Fame’! So my Beetle sat sadly abandoned in some

Writer Published on April 11, 2013
The Wonder!

This is an article that I wrote about five years ago after just having had my Cochlear Implant. It was published in Fairlady. It expresses something of what I felt at the time: “Picture a person in a darkened room. The light is off. The curtains drawn closed. The objects in the room are merely

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