It’s okay sweetie, everything’s gonna be fine I know it’s dark but you cannot sneak onto my bed Fine, I’ll put a flashlight on your pillow. Yes, next to your biscuit. Maybe we’ll find biscuits that glow in the dark. And yes, you may share … Continue reading How to talk to your dog about load shedding
I’m doing a renovation. It’s a small one that’s turned into a big one. Having builders is not so much fun. I’ve done it before and I’d forgotten about the dust, the dusty footprints, the doorbell that doesn’t stop, more dust, asthma from the dust, … Continue reading Dust, Water, Valium and Me.
I have to admit that Autumn drives me mad. I love every moment, every colour and every smell. I notice the sky and photograph the different blues – dark blue yesterday, ice blue today. I watch the birds flying in formation and think ‘how do … Continue reading I can’t help myself
I know I’m lacking in sleep or something because today I cried when a Bowie song came on the radio, cried when I read about a lost dog and god I hope they find him, and cried watching the news coming out of Syria. I … Continue reading Sob
‘I think you should go left here?’ I said to Frederika. ‘I donno, it’s not really a road is it, maybe we should go back, find the right road?’ ‘Julie did say the road was bad, she didn’t say this bad, ugh take the left, … Continue reading Julie, what were you thinking?
I just want to tell a story about my son who got lost yesterday while driving a little out of Johannesburg. His phone died and he had no clue where he was but he was helped by guys at the BP Garage, then the Shell … Continue reading A story about my Son, Shell, BP, Caltex and Engen.
I left Zimbabwe when I was sixteen. Sixteen is a difficult age at the best of times and leaving behind everything that I knew was hard. I missed home and I missed my friends. I missed the Zambezi River. And even though it was just … Continue reading On Zimbabwe, home and belonging