My first words at the Nirox Word festival were ‘You gotta be kidding?’. This was me after paying a pretty steep R 360 entrance fee, having my water and snacks confiscated and then being asked for another R 100 for a yoga session. But in … Continue reading Words
Today I was in a stationery shop, minding my own business and stocking up on notebooks and glitter pens. A man stood at the till, buying a couple of things, including a ruler. As he was leaving he said ‘thank you’ to the shop assistant, … Continue reading A man and a ruler.
The thing about a holiday is that it has to end. And I always forget what happens to me when I get home. I feel miserable. I take days to settle and mostly I feel a little low and a little weepy. I have feelings … Continue reading Aftermath of a Holiday
Apologies for all the exclamation marks but I just found out the girls I’m going to Bali with DO NOT WAX!!!!! They’re HAIRY. Everywhere. I on the other hand have booked a wax even though I don’t really need one – full leg, bikini and … Continue reading Pure woman!
When I was in my twenties I backpacked through the USA. Every so often I would find a laundromat, throw in a few quarters and do my washing. And that was how I developed a thing for cowboys. I was in Taos New Mexico watching … Continue reading Cowboys
I remember when my mom and her friends would sit around the bridge table, all wearing beehive hairstyles and talking about their tranquilisers. I’d roll my eyes, sigh and think THANK GOD I WILL NEVER BE LIKE THEM. They’d sort through their hearts and spades … Continue reading Quaaludes and Cannabis
It can be a little uncomfortable when you and your girlfriend date the same guy. Not at the same time, of course, but first one then the other. It shouldn’t be awkward, especially if you talk about it, but it just is. I am not … Continue reading A threesome