Like many, I wake up and think – I don’t know what to do, I’m not sure I want to get out of bed today. I feel sad, sometimes lonely, I wallow a little in my feelings and then I think, come on Violet, you’ve … Continue reading Growing your limes, growing yourself
My online yoga classes give me routine. I sit at my laptop and sign up for classes in advance. They’ve been going for about ten days, the classes are with my regular yoga teacher, Stella, and she’s fab. She got it together early, learning the … Continue reading I have feelings about online yoga
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.
Get into music. Halt the monthly stop-order I’ve been paying for three years that I don’t need to pay. Make money. Use my eco-friendly coffee cup. Learn something new. Learn lots of new things. Pick up other peoples’ bullshit litter. Cut out carbs hahahahaha. Stop … Continue reading A few things I want to do next year
The thing about Spain is nobody asks why you’re travelling alone. It’s just not a thing. Everybody does it. And everyone is different and difference is also not a thing. There are young and old, singles, families, conservatives, tattooed, pierced and very funky people, sexy, … Continue reading Madrid.
‘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.