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On the Crest of a Wave!

“There was a magic about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to love by it, swim in it, play in it, look at it. It was a living thing that was as unpredictable as a great stage actor: it could be calm and welcoming, opening its arms to embrace it’s audience one

Sinking Sands!

I placed my foot with sheer terror on what I perceived to be a shifting and sliding mass of gulping sinking sand. To my utter surprise I found that I was not swallowed whole. I discovered that although this landscape was a totally new terrain, it was firm underfoot. I wasn’t sure where the path

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

Slippery Fish!

“The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.”                                          – Edith Södergran        Create.        What does the word “Create” mean to you?        According to the dictionary

Madiba Magic!

“Sometimes, people come up to me when I am knitting and they say things like, “Oh, I wish I could knit, but I’m just not the kind of person who can sit and waste time like that.” How can knitting be wasting time? First, I never just knit; I knit and think, knit and listen,

Just Joan!

“Misty, water coloured memories of the way we were…..”           Memories.       That is how a person lives on once they have left this world. Joan Brickhill died on the 15th January 2014. She led a life that formed so many memories in masses of people’s lives. She is

Books, books, glorious books!

      You might think blogging is simply a matter of writing good articles.       Oh no, believe you me, there is more to it than that. One needs to “market” one’s blog, otherwise how else do people know it exists? So to do this, I began an ‘ear ‘ear Facebook Page and

Twas the night before Christmas………

      What were your childhood Christmases like?        I’m so lucky. For me, Christmas was the most magical, enchanting time.        We spent every Christmas with my Mum’s sister’s family – the Nel’s. There were four daughters in their family, Anne, Margaret, Karen and Judith, plus Liz, Megan and

Born to Art!

     I am about to lead you into the enchanting world of The Strydom Gallery’s 45th Summer Exhibition. The name Strydom is synonymous with top quality SA art, and has been since 1968 when the Gallery was started by art connoisseur Matthys Strydom. Wow, Gaynor must really be clued up on art, you may

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

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