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Gold!

An explosion of gold shatters my early morning kitchen excursions.My kitchen has been re-painted. It is now a gentle cream except for the main wall. This erupts in a golden yellow that shimmers, glistens and gleams. It is a wall that now causes an early morning smile to crease my cheeks. I had noticed grey

Parallels!

Hummmmmmmm………This sound seemed to echo throughout my being as I sat in front of my blank iPad and considered what my next blog would be about.Hummmmmmmm………Why was it that this sound always accompanied me when I am sitting quietly, thinking, considering something important. Hummmmmm…….I could write about my new canine friend, Leah, who shares my

A Survivor’s Christmas!

When I drew aside my curtains and looked out on the first day of the New Year, I had no idea that 2020 would prove to be such a difficult one.It has been a year, more about survival than living. Survive I have. Within that survival I discovered laughter, delight, excitement and most important of

Life’s Rainbow!

Red and yellow and pink and greenPurple and orange and blue,I can sing a rainbow,Sing a rainbow,Sing a rainbow too.Listen with your ears,Listen with your eyes,And sing everything you see!I can sing a rainbow,Sing a rainbow,Sing along with me… This song learnt at nursery school, played through my mind constantly when I recently viewed the

Spring has Sprung!

‘Spring iz sprung, da grass iz riz, I wonder where dem boidies iz? Da little boids is on da wing. Ain’t dat absoid? Da little wings iz on da boid.’ The American poet, Ogden Nash, gets the blame for this wonderful poem about spring.Spring! September 1st marked the beginning of spring. I sleep with my

My Everest Climb!

“I went for a walk in Africa at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains.”                         – Karen Blixen, sorry, I mean, Gaynor Young!!! I am usually unable to join my friends on their wonderful mountain and forest walks. With my spastic right hand side, I

Eye Spy!

My new glasses were great! Red and turquoise in colour and they looked kinda funky. I had just had my cataracts in both eyes ‘done’, and I looked upon these glasses as my reward. A week after getting them, I returned to Anriette, my optician.“I don’t think these lenses are right. My sight seems a

The Indomitables!

The Third World War has begun! Only this time we do not have to evade machine gun bullets. We do not have to worry about falling bombs. We do not have to keep a watchful eye for men leaping out of cane fields armed with pangas. Oh no, our enemy is far more skilled and

My Passionate Friend!

Passion! That is what struck me about Karen Tungay. It was distinctive and all-embracing. Her passion! “Hello!”I looked into those mischievous, dancing eyes and instantly made a friend. Karen and I met in a lift club when I was ten. I changed schools a few years later but I saw Karen often when I went

A Walk, Paint & Unconditional Love!

Her tail wagged once.She looked up at me with hope leaping out of her eyes. That hope curled itself around my heart and I was lost. Her tail wagged again, very tentatively. It was her eyes that caught me though. Vulnerable and full of a kind of expectation: Please…please..! She was an elderly black Labrador

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