‘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?
This morning on Facebook I read a beautiful, heartfelt post, written by a friend who was really missing her mom. Her mom died a long time ago but the loss was still deeply profound. The post made me think of the kinda weird day I … Continue reading Life
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.
This year has been kind of an extraordinary one in that there has been so much bad but also so much good. Here is some of the good stuff I did in 2017. Talked to strangers. Took chances. Walked in the rain. Sorted out my … Continue reading The year was 2017
Okay so I know I said I hate Black Friday and terrible consumerism and I stand by that. I do. But on Saturday I went with a friend for a gorgeous walk in nature, sunshine, a couple of owls and not a single shop in … Continue reading Holy days
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
After sitting with my girlfriends over coffee and talking dramatically about ‘oh god no money’ and ‘oh man so bad at budgeting,’ I happened to walk past my favourite little boutique. And you know that feeling when your knees go weak and your heart starts … Continue reading Lace