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The Book Tree!

I remember reading my first book at the age of five. I sat on Mums’ lap while she pointed at the different words. I am Janet. I am John. This is our dog, Rover. Run, Rover, run! There are so many things that you forget in life. Isn’t it strange how I remember not only

The Beauty Beneath!!!

“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates and weeps. If defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.” -Christopher Paolini, Author  Five years after my fall, I went on holiday to the Virgin Islands. The sea

Dot, Dot, Dot – Dash, Dash, Dash!

Code: a system of words, letters, figures, or symbols used to represent others, especially for the purposes of secrecy. It is strange how codes have played a part throughout my life. I think back to my childhood gang and I smile in remembrance. T rest ugs!!! Bggt js yehrmdio!!! (Translation: I have a news!!! Meet

Thank you for the music!

I watched the dancers moving to a music I could no longer hear. Their bodies swayed and moved to a hidden beat. There was laughter, hand clapping, stamping and twirling. I wished that I still possessed a little of the grace I used to have. I would have enjoyed to have been a part of

Ears for Finn!

Aren’t the advances in medical science mind blowing? I was watching Carte Blanche recently and was reminded of Chris Barnard performing the first heart transplant in 1967. Nowadays heart transplants are common place. People are given knee, hip, ankle and shoulder replacements. Bionic eyes are now enabling the blind to see! For eighteen years, due

Scream!

Recently I received the following letter: Dear Gaynor I am a friend of the director, Janice Honeyman and Denise Goldin. I am a professional actress, born in Cape Town but now living in California. The way I came to know of you is this: I was in Cape Town staying with Janice. I am working

Blips!

Since my accident and resulting brain damage, there are certain Blips! that occur in my life. I was staying with my sister, Liz. Every afternoon I go for my afternoon nap. I was feeling pretty gruck that afternoon with flu and was stuffed full of paracetamol. Strangely enough I couldn’t sleep, so I was lying

Water Smiles!

After I have completed my exercise circuit at gym I go to a certain place to cool down. I do my body relaxation and stretches looking out over the swimming pool. A lot of older people are there doing water aerobics. The class is led by this incredibly fit young woman who demonstrates from the

Jacaranda Tears!

I was in Pretoria making a film for Absa. It was just preceding the volcanic purple eruption of the Jacarandas. Maybe it was the hint of pollen in the air but, upon arriving from George, my eyes and nose began to run. Badly! A sneezing, dewey eyed film star went against my Elizabeth Taylor notions!

Giving back sound!

I love Woolworths for so many reasons…….. My right hand is spastic which makes chopping up food for a meal particularly onerous. I can do it – sure! But you can imagine how much easier it is to simply buy “Woolies” food which has already been sliced, diced, chopped and cut up. Sheer bliss! I’ve

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