Roll on chill time! December is a mainly a holiday month for us here in South Africa, when we have our long summer break. Most businesses shut down around the 15th or 22nd and won't open again until the first or second week of January. The university where I work finishes tomorrow. The first two … Continue reading Square Sky December 
Yesterday I went to work feeling tearful and sad. Before I left for work, I'd heard bad news from people close to me about serious illness and family issues. Sitting down at my work computer, I 'paged' through my WordPress reader. It wasn't just the title of Jenny's post Things to do when everything is crap that caught … Continue reading Find your balance
Recently, as a thunderstorm approached I was around to see how it developed. Of course, I had my camera to capture it. I live on a hill that overlooks the town and have taken a ton of photographs with the tag ‘view from my lounge’. I am so fortunate to have a stunning view which changes … Continue reading Anatomy of a thunderstorm
One Word Sunday brought to use by Travel With Intent is asking for photos inspired by the word 'potty' Here's my interpretation and no, its not the kind that you immediately think of. And because my son is way past that stage I couldn't find one if I wanted to 😉
I love using my crystal ball for photos. They don't always work out, but when they do, I'm really happy with the way they show the world. Here's some I've done in the past. I also love six word stories, you can read some of my other posts with them! And a combination of both … Continue reading Six word stories in crystal ball shots
I have been absent from my blog. Three months ago I started a 100 day writing challenge. When I started I came up with a bunch of excuses, self-imposed obstacles. Over-thinking it, as usual. I get caught up in the technicalities of writing a good story when I should just write When I think about writing … Continue reading NaNoWriMo and absence
We are suffering from a severe drought - the dams that feed our small town are at dangerously low levels. In fact so many areas of South Africa are struggling, Cape Town is possibly the worst at the moment. So we have been wishing for rain (and my contribution for One Word Sunday: Wish). And this … Continue reading On wish-ing and self-care
I love this extract from one of Gretchen Rubin's blog posts in 2007 about anticipation (and one of her more recent posts). "Pleasant anticipation is an important source of happiness; having something to look forward to makes you “feel good” and may also give an “atmosphere of growth” to your life, because the future seems bright. … Continue reading Anticipation: an every day delight!
You have to be in it to win it!
This week's prompt for OneWordSunday is "Count". Dabelle and her little dog Oscar went to explore some of the things in my office that could be used for counting. As I work with young learners in maths, my office is a treasure trove!