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  ‘My’ opera, “Lost in a Bluebell Wood” will cost money. We need to raise a million rand to get it into production. But, we are making headway! In early December we drove to Prince Albert to see Nicky Rebelo in his one man show The Kreutzer Sonata. I was looking out the window, daydreaming.

The flip side of the coin!

  * “Sound has a profound effect on the senses. It can be both heard and felt. It can even be seen with the mind’s eye. It can almost be tasted and smelled. Sound can evoke responses of the five senses. Sound can paint a picture, produce a mood, trigger the senses to remember another

The Loved One!

       PJ Powers is one of the biggest singing sensations in South Africa.        I met Penelope twenty four years ago, just after my accident. Let me tell you about it.        I was recovering my parents farm. We got a phone call from Maralin Vanrenen asking us if

Lonely Heart!

 This story that I am about to tell you is Pre-Cochlear Implant era. Before I was given my “hearing” back!      I realised with a shock that I had a large amount of friends in Durban but I didn’t know one single unattached male! All my friends were married or had that “significant other.”

My Deaf Guy!!!

       Guy had been deaf for nine years.        When he had been shopping in New York he had been mugged. Yeah, it’s not only in South Africa that muggings occur! He had been hit on the part of his brain that is connected to his hearing and as a result

Celine Dion, watch out!

Three months down the line, what differences has having my second CI made to my life? Let me tell you a story! I used to have a great voice. It was clear, strong and true. (Hmmmm, okay, so modesty might not be one of my strong points, but with brain damage, one always tends to

Isiah 40!

“Those that wait upon The Lord shall rise up like Eagles.” Isiah 40 When I had my accident I was deafened by my fall. I had no hearing whatsoever in my left ear and two percent hearing left in my right. I was, to put it bluntly, deaf! I had a lot wrong with me

Me and Julie Andrews!

To be sung in a Julie Andrews voice a la Sound of Music! “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start When you read you begin with A B C When you hear you begin with Tip Tap Tea Sit Sat Sea…..”   Yeah, I know, I know – why the

Oh, the buzzing of the bees…..!

…. An explosion of sound. For twenty three years my left ear had been dead, killed in my eighteen metre fall. On Monday it was resurrected back to life through a Cochlear Implant. Sound came exploding back with a vigour and at times unpleasant force. Mum, Liz and I trooped into Jenny’s office. Once I

Awake!

‘B’ again! Just to say Gaynor is out of theatre and awake! She will blog properly about everything soon!

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