We’re in lockdown. I’m in bed, listening to Modern Love, Tiny Love Stories. Modern Love has inspired me ever since I discovered them. I read them daily, I listen to their Podcasts, there’s a television show and I believe a MOVIE is coming out. I’ll … Continue reading A Tiny Modern Love Story
I have a tenant who lives in a cottage in my garden. She’s quite shy and I’m a little unsociable. We keep our distance from one another but we do like one another. We say things like hey, how was work, nice haircut, Fred stop … Continue reading Combat
I’m sitting in an ‘Anti-Ageing’ restaurant. Yep, you heard right – an anti ageing restaurant. I’m surrounded by Vitamin D sprays, glutamine powder, turmeric tea and a fabulous selection of Stevia liquids. I’m also sitting with my plumber and the manager of the restaurant. The … Continue reading What if I made a mistake
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.