How I would love to hike the Baviaanskloof Leopards Trail! I used to love going away to spend days in the bush. I remember finishing our last performance of Othello. We had a mad success of a run. This was 1987 and apartheid still ruled in South Africa. Here was Desdemona, a white woman played
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
I have never played golf. I used to hit balls at a driving range. I would get incredible pleasure hitting a golf ball hard and watching with satisfaction as it sailed away into the distance. After my accident, my friend was playing golf and I strolled with her enjoying the beauty of George Golf Course.
In South Africa, rugby is almost a religion! Dad played Natal rugby in 1956 and 1957. He was a Shark before they were known as Sharks! For the many South African fans of the game, rugby is a serious matter, a source of bursting pride and joy – or shattering disappointment. Our family has always
“Golf is said to be a very challenging game. The player has to hit a very small ball, into a very small hole with equipment ill designed for the purpose.” Jan Grundlingh I swung the club and connected. The golf ball sailed high into the air, reached it’s peak, and began to drop. I looked
You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a bicycle and that’s pretty close.” Anon “Cycling is addictive. Totally addictive!” B laughed. “I love the added sense of freedom, the scents and the views. You see baboon, duiker, lots of small animals, flowers and trees. When you are up that mountain, you feel so…well, you
There are so many differing worlds within our world. There is the world on ground. The world from above. The world beneath the water. I will tell you how I explored the world in so many different ways while I was on holiday in the Caribbean. I had met Guy when he came to South
If it wasn’t for Bart Fouche I wouldn’t be alive! As the understudy in Camelot, I was called upon to take over the role of Guinevere without a dress or a technical rehearsal. Whilst on stage disaster struck and I fell eighteen metres down an unguarded lift shaft into the bowels of the State Theatre, Pretoria.
Gym is a different place to different people. A place of torture; a place of fun; a place of embarrassment; a place to ‘strut your stuff’! I have found that it is a great place to keep this squonk body of mine moving. With brain damage it is more difficult to do things. I am
His heart was beating fast. Doem! Doem! Doem! Why did it always feel as if it was beating through his ears, he wondered? Doem! Doem! Doem! At the rate his heart was going you’d think he was terribly nervous. He smiled. He wasn’t nervous. Oh no, he was filled with excited anticipation.