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Walking on Planks!

Have you ever skidded down the passageway on your bottom? As children, we used to run along the passageway in our pyjamas, and then launch ourselves onto our bottoms. We had a shiny parquet floor that was amazing to slide and skid upon. We would whoosh our way past our bedrooms with shrieks of delight

Sublime in Nature!

“Overall, my aim is to make the world a brighter place, through the use of illustration.” Nande Hattingh I wriggled my feet in the grass, took a deep breath of the gorgeous air and sat back with my eyes closed, revelling in the glorious morning. I was sitting next to a bed of lavender and

Best Friends!

At the age of fourteen, she came to live with me. “What is your name?” I asked her gently, not expecting a response. Not meeting my eyes, she cowered from me. She was petrified. Irrespectively I pulled her into my arms. “I don’t know what was done to you beforehand, but just know from me

New Beginnings!

I looked at all of the New Year messages that came through on Facebook. Physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, people want 2018 to be not only a fulfilling year but a year of change! I considered my beautiful ‘shit-hole’ country, South Africa. A diverse land made up of beautiful towns, mountains, rivers, deserts and forests.

Cook with Care!

I used to be a really good cook! My family heard this comment and promptly burst into raucous laughter! “You were never a good cook, Gaye! You made a great mince dish, but that was it!” I beg to differ. I used to make a mean spinach soup, and my casseroles were renowned! I certainly

Sky Dreaming!

‘In the absence of sleep, my restless nights have been fuelled by my overactive imagination, weaving waking dreams onto the canvas of conception. Filling my head with lots of ideas waiting to be born into reality. I am eager to return to my beautiful mistress, Creation!’ Jaeda DeWalt I love the sky. Every night at

My ‘Other’ Mum!

Libby is my aunt. I dislike using that word when describing Libs. ‘Aunt’ somehow seems to take away what Libby is to me. She is so much more than a mere aunt. Libs is my phenomenal, remarkable Other-Mum! As a child, I devoured the Enid Blyton’s book series Malory Towers and St Clares. As a

An Open Book!

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges Life is an open book. We each have our individual stories that we play out in our own different ways. We have plans, ambitions and desires but life takes over. I look at the chapters of my life thirty

Keep it up, two three four!

“I had never seen the jungle. They fed me behind bars from an iron pan, till one night I felt I was Bagheera – the Panther – and no mans plaything and I broke the silly lock with one blow of my paw and came away; and because I had learned the ways of men,

Writer Published on June 1, 2017
My Bad Hair Day!

“I finally understood what my grandmother meant. If I wasn’t comfortable with myself, I would never be comfortable.” ― Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return We all have a sense of identity. It can be expressed in a variety of ways, through language, clothing and social status. When I had my 18

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