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If at first……..!

Creativity is a combinatorial force: it’s our ability to tap into our ‘inner’ pool of resources – knowledge, insight, information, inspiration and all the fragments populating our minds – that we’ve accumulated over the years just by being present and alive and awake to the world and to combine them in extraordinary new ways.” Maria

Songs of My Heart!

“You love music. Why don’t you write this next blog on your five favourite songs?” I thought my friend’s suggestion was great, so set about picking out the five tunes I enjoyed the most. I soon realised what an utterly impossible task this was. It was totally unthinkable! If I looked at the various shows

Monet & Me!

“Looking but not seeing is the hearing but not understanding of the eye.”            ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana Before my fall, there were two things about myself of which I was certain:I had great eyes and thick ankles!!!!!I had big blue eyes that were framed in long dark eyelashes. I used my

Shade and Light!

Leo Tolstoy said: “All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” I sat looking at the first garden I have ever owned and his words played around in my head. There was so much light and colour but these were emphasised by the rich dark shadows. Most people would laugh at

Pedal, Gaynor, Pedal!

“Pedal, Gaynor, pedal!”
  My six year old legs pumped up and down and the bicycle swerved to the left, to the right and then found it’s course and straightened out. My father ran beside me encouraging: “Yes, that’s it, good, good girl!”
 The stabilisers were gone. I was riding a bicycle. A two wheeler bicycle.

There’s no place like home!

Every year I am treated to a holiday in England I am looking so forward to this exciting ‘adventure’ which is now beginning.  Leaving my home in George, there are naturally things that I will miss. Here are a few pictures of the things that will pull at me whilst being away: I will miss

The Giver!

Bam! Bam! Kapow! Crash! Bam!Bam! Bam! Kapow! Crash! Bam!!!That was how Nathan’s musical career began.With drums!!!!! He would drum at the kitchen table when he should have been hurrying for school. He would drum on the counter while his mum got the food out for lunch. And he would drum out a tune when he

A Dance on Paper!

A child sitting on steps looking out. I just adore this work of Margi Larlham’s. It was created from a photo of her when she was much younger. It reminds me so much of a photograph I have of Emily, her daughter, taken in 1982. Excepting this is a picture of the child from the

A Tap on my Shoulder!

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!

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’

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