Parallels!
Writer Published on Mar 16, 2021

Hummmmmmmm………This sound seemed to echo throughout my being as I sat in front of my blank iPad and considered what my next blog would be about.Hummmmmmmm………Why was it that this sound always accompanied me when I am sitting quietly, thinking, considering something important. Hummmmmm…….I could write about my new canine friend, Leah, who shares my

A Survivor’s Christmas!
Writer Published on Dec 24, 2020

When I drew aside my curtains and looked out on the first day of the New Year, I had no idea that 2020 would prove to be such a difficult one.It has been a year, more about survival than living. Survive I have. Within that survival I discovered laughter, delight, excitement and most important of

Life’s Rainbow!
Writer Published on Dec 3, 2020

Red and yellow and pink and greenPurple and orange and blue,I can sing a rainbow,Sing a rainbow,Sing a rainbow too.Listen with your ears,Listen with your eyes,And sing everything you see!I can sing a rainbow,Sing a rainbow,Sing along with me… This song learnt at nursery school, played through my mind constantly when I recently viewed the

Spring has Sprung!
Writer Published on Sep 28, 2020

‘Spring iz sprung, da grass iz riz, I wonder where dem boidies iz? Da little boids is on da wing. Ain’t dat absoid? Da little wings iz on da boid.’ The American poet, Ogden Nash, gets the blame for this wonderful poem about spring.Spring! September 1st marked the beginning of spring. I sleep with my

Think on these things!
Writer Published on Aug 15, 2020

“Think on these things!” My friend threw this remark over her shoulder as she went to make us coffee. We had been discussing topics for my next blog and this comment stopped those thoughts completely.“Think on these things!” I exclaimed. “That was the title of a radio programme when I was a child.”I remember it

Once Upon A Toad!
Writer Published on Jul 16, 2020

Mwaahp! Mwaahp! In the film, The Notebook, Ryan Gosling, a top notch crush of mine, leaned towards Rachel McAdams to give her the most delicious kiss and I heard: Mwaahp! Mwaahp!Damn, there must be something wrong with my Cochlear Implants. I took one off, gave it a shake, put it back on and the Mwaahp

My Everest Climb!
Writer Published on Jun 27, 2020

“I went for a walk in Africa at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains.”                         – Karen Blixen, sorry, I mean, Gaynor Young!!! I am usually unable to join my friends on their wonderful mountain and forest walks. With my spastic right hand side, I

Eye Spy!
Writer Published on Jun 11, 2020

My new glasses were great! Red and turquoise in colour and they looked kinda funky. I had just had my cataracts in both eyes ‘done’, and I looked upon these glasses as my reward. A week after getting them, I returned to Anriette, my optician.“I don’t think these lenses are right. My sight seems a

Siya Kolisi Sarmies!
Writer Published on May 21, 2020

It is from children that our world is made.  I am imagining a conversation between two six year old boys:“It’s great that we got here early. I like running and catching the sarmie from the van window. They know me now and it’s a bit like playing rugby, when the ball is passed down the

The Indomitables!
Writer Published on Apr 30, 2020

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

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