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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

Joy to the World!

T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house….upstairs we cousins were very much awake. Even the caged mouse was behaving as if it was morning. He was zooming round on his wheel, faster and faster and faster. Tomorrow was Christmas!!!!! “I’m going to stay awake until Father Christmas comes and ask him for

30 Years!

Thirty years since I had my 18 metre fall from the State Theatre stage during a performance of Camelot. When I left the hospital, the specialist advised my parents to put me into an institution and forget about me. I would never be able to do anything other than lie on my back staring mindlessly

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

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

Hampstead Happiness!

Giddily, my laughing head tilted back, my arms were thrown upwards as I gave a Gaynor-twirl. Gaynor-twirls are not always successful. Often instead of going in a perfect round spin, my body teeters, leaning Tower of Pisa like, and then plummets to end up in a most undignified heap. This time however, my body did

The Blakeney Climb!

It is always a total delight!Each year I am treated to a trip to England. Always I come back thinking: ‘That was the best holiday ever!’This time was no exception. I saw wonderful sights. I visited magnificent stately homes. I gasped in awe at the beauty of cathedrals and churches. And I climbed to the

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