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Gaynor Young
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

Anyone for lunch?

I love going out to lunch! It doesn’t matter if it’s to a local cafe, restaurant or a friends house. I just love going out to lunch! The excitement of choosing what to eat, or the surprise at what has been prepared. The conversation, the laughter, the general ambience. The only worry is that you

But…but…please, EXPLAIN!

How many of you actually know what a Cochlear Implant is? Yeah, sure – it’s that thing that has made Gaynor “hear” again! Laugh – yes, spot on! You’re right! But what actually is it? Sit back, make yourself comfortable – while I explain! Clearing of throat, while marshalling my thoughts…..Okay, a cochlear implant (CI)

Writer Published on April 4, 2013
Dad!

Missing someone. Knowing that someone is gone and that you will never see them again in this life is a terrible thing. What is there but a void. A deep, bottomless void that makes one want to put one’s head back and howl – long, wolffish and aching. But I give thanks for that void.

Exciting news!

I have news. It is exciting. It is nerve wracking. It is wonderful. It is terrifying. It could be life changing. On the 6th May, I am having a second Cochlear Implant! On my left ear. On the ear that has not heard a thing for the past 23 years! Every year I go down

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