A terrible tragedy happened in my neighbourhood in the early hours of this morning. A drive-by shooting. Two young women, dead. A car guard, shot in the head and critical. And in fact I have just read right this minute, one more person has died. … Continue reading I am not qualified for this
‘Hey, great blog,’ said a guy I always see at the dog park. ‘So glad you read it,’ I replied. ‘ Thank you.’ I always feel a little self conscious when writers have read my stuff. He has thousands of readers. I have about 12. … Continue reading Dear Johannesburg Water
In Johannesburg we all look forward to October, a month of exceptional beauty. Flowers burst with pride, the colours and fragrances are intense, even the bees seem okay. And our beautiful Jacarandas start to bloom. We hope. We start talking about them in September. … Continue reading Jacaranda Season
Anyone who has travelled with me knows that I can be impatient. Especially when it comes to shopping. I love shopping but I also like to be quick. My travel companions wanted to buy jewellery, pashminas and tchotchkes. I wanted to buy books. I was … Continue reading Shopping in Leh. Ladakh. Part Four.
It’s been a shocking few days in South Africa another terrible murder more xenophobic violence fires and looting and shameful behaviour I feel ashamed to be South African right now My heart is breaking for Zimbabweans lining up for busses to go home For Nigerians … Continue reading Shame on us, South Africa
When I travelled through Rajasthan with girlfriends about ten years ago, we visited a lot of temples and palaces. LIKE, A LOT. I learned that I enjoy these things in moderation, but after a while they got a bit meh for me. You’ve seen one … Continue reading Monasteries of Ladakh. Part Three.
I have never quite managed to travel along a windy road without throwing up. I started at age 3 and have remained consistent ever since. My road trips bring back fantastic memories including my ex-husband holding back my hair while I vomited across Mpumalanga, a … Continue reading Leh to Pangong Lake, Ladakh. Part Two.