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Gaynor Young
Me and Julie Andrews!

To be sung in a Julie Andrews voice a la Sound of Music! “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start When you read you begin with A B C When you hear you begin with Tip Tap Tea Sit Sat Sea…..”   Yeah, I know, I know – why the

Oh, the buzzing of the bees…..!

…. An explosion of sound. For twenty three years my left ear had been dead, killed in my eighteen metre fall. On Monday it was resurrected back to life through a Cochlear Implant. Sound came exploding back with a vigour and at times unpleasant force. Mum, Liz and I trooped into Jenny’s office. Once I

Sailing Away!

(This is for all the Brodericks with love!) I read a wonderful thing about death. The author bought up the image of a ship leaving for sea. You watch it from shore as it sails off. You wave at the people on board and they wave back. As it moves further away, you can no

Eye See!

Because of my forty percent eyesight, I am no longer able to drive. As you can imagine, this causes me tremendous frustration. I used to feel that the word frustration had been specifically designed with ME in mind! Then an incident occurred which somehow makes me (figuratively and literally!) able to see things with more

Me………A Professional!

Guess what? I am now feeling like a true professional blogger I have just added a Media and Advertising page to my blog! So if you are interested in perhaps using my blog to promote your product, event or brand go and have a look.  Just press the Media and Advertising link in the heading on

Memories…………

One day I was walking along a beach. It was an icy cold, windy day which meant that the wind whistled in my hearing aid making an unbelievable racquet. I took my hearing aid out so my world should then have been completely silent. But it wasn’t. I could still hear this angry wind hurling

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

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