(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
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
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
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
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)
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.
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
This is my first post. Yep, now I am officially a blogger!!! So why, you may be thinking, has Gaynor suddenly decided to blog. Well, this is something I have been thinking about for a while. I love writing and I enjoy entertaining and inspiring people. My imminent second cochlear implant operation has given me