Celebrating: One year of Morning Pages

8th December 2017 So emotional. Last night I literally cried myself to sleep. I am struggling to cope with the prospect of T being gone from my house. He will leave a massive hole and I will be left alone. I will be alone. I am grieving, I think. I cannot begin to understand how … Continue reading Celebrating: One year of Morning Pages

Living joyfully: Load shedding delights…

Eish! Load shedding! Can there be anything joyful about it? South Africa has enormous issues with electricity. We have scheduled daily blackouts called load shedding. Here's an explanation and a graphic to help you get your head around this strange phenomenon! Load shedding is a measure of last resort to prevent the collapse of the … Continue reading Living joyfully: Load shedding delights…

Living joyfully: A Photo Walk & Memories

Sometimes normal things unexpectedly turn into joyful things! Yesterday, my son and I arranged to have a walk around our university campus to take some pics before we leave Grahamstown. I was here as a student in the early 80s and he has just finished his first year. I also currently work at the university, … Continue reading Living joyfully: A Photo Walk & Memories

An exercise in re-framing the past

This year has been an introspective one for me. A time of re-acquainting myself with “me”. A time to be a student of my own life. Lots of time alone. I’ve done a lot of reading. A lot of personal growth courses. I’ve felt up and I’ve felt down. Recently, I decided it was time … Continue reading An exercise in re-framing the past

Pomodoros & growing a forest to avoid OCD

So, I've been absent from my blog this week. Its NaNoWriMo time and that means I am using every free second of the day to add to my word count (target 50,000 by end of November) rather than writing blog posts! So grab your favourite beverage, hot or cold and let's chat about writing, growing trees and OCD!

Film photography: Manual EXIF

Sometimes you find things that transport you straight back into the past. The other day I found this Ryman tiny memo pad in my very first camera bag, purchased in 1995. It's a pretty impressive bag and still in good nick - it holds all the photography bits and pieces that I don't use often. … Continue reading Film photography: Manual EXIF

Living joyfully: Altschmerz…

I'm trying to live joyfully But today that is overshadowed by a little voice inside my head You know the one... As I prepare for a month of writing with NaNoWriMo, altschmerz arises in me, if that's how  John Koenig intended the word to be used. But I'm sure he won't mind how I use it. Back … Continue reading Living joyfully: Altschmerz…