Writer Published on May 6, 2013

Hi there, it’s ‘B’ Gaynors’s friend guest blogging. Just to let you all know, that despite everything, broken hands, chest infections etc etc, her 2nd  Cochlear Implant is definitely going ahead this afternoon. She or I will let you know how it has gone later!

Writer Published on May 2, 2013

You know sometimes things happen that make you realise how important people are in your life! On Tuesday evening, Perdita (my wire haired Dachshund) and I were making our regular walk from my apartment to my Mum’s. It was a beautiful evening and I was humming as I strolled. Perdita strutted along beside me, gleefully

Writer Published on April 29, 2013

     The old adage: “it’s not what your know but who you know” is so true! About three years after my accident, my cousin, Mike Campbell Young, decided that he would buy me a hearing aid. We went to a large complex in Pretoria known as The Ear Institute. There I was fitted with

Writer Published on April 22, 2013

Hip hooray!!! Ok everyone my blog has been restored (with The Wonder) to it’s former glory. I am sorry for all the extra emails some of you have been getting but unfortunately in restoring my blogs my tech team could not stop these being sent out. We have now put in place significant security enhancements

Writer Published on April 21, 2013

Apologies!!!! Sorry blog followers for the repeated emails and Facebook posts about The Wonder! Some fiend has hacked my blog and caused a bit of chaos. In the short term I have had to delete my blog about  ‘The Wonder’, but I guess by now most of you have read it several times!!!! So sorry

Writer Published on April 20, 2013

Have you got a favourite poem? I can’t say that I have a favourite. There are too many that I love but this one by e.e. cummings is very special.   i thank You God for most this amazing day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything

Writer Published on April 17, 2013

     (In the photo – Jan Shapiro, swollen faced me! Gina Benjamin and Kate Edwards – 1990)   A style guru –  I am not! Recently it was my brother’s 50th birthday party up in Jo’burg and EVERYONE was going. I was NOT. I really couldn’t afford it, as the flights are so damned

Writer Published on April 14, 2013

I loved  driving! I had the most gorgeous red Volkswagon beetle! When I had my accident, my beloved Beetle got ‘lost’  for four weeks. Being in a coma, I was unable to tell anyone where I had parked it on the night of my ‘Plunge to Fame’! So my Beetle sat sadly abandoned in some

Writer Published on April 11, 2013

This is an article that I wrote about five years ago after just having had my Cochlear Implant. It was published in Fairlady. It expresses something of what I felt at the time: “Picture a person in a darkened room. The light is off. The curtains drawn closed. The objects in the room are merely

Writer Published on April 9, 2013

I love going out to lunch! It doesn’t matter if it’s to a local cafe, restaurant or a friends house. I just love going out to lunch! The excitement of choosing what to eat, or the surprise at what has been prepared. The conversation, the laughter, the general ambience. The only worry is that you

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