Getting a Life [2]

So here we are at Part Two of my story of 2018 and "getting a life". Let's continue to explore the Year 7 aspects. If you haven't read the first post, you can do so here. Analysis and reflection I have delved into my life stories. The stories I’ve been telling forever. The blame stories. … Continue reading Getting a Life [2]

Getting a life [1]

Unbelievably, the end of the year approaches. A time when most of us come up with New Year resolutions for the year to come. A time to reflect on how 2018 has been. Whew. 2018 has been massive for me. It's hard to know where to start. I've been trying to get a life. That … Continue reading Getting a life [1]

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…

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

I don’t need to do that anymore

Whilst having lunch with a friend from Australia, I apologised for not eating the tomatoes in my salsa. She remarked, "you know, you don't need to do that anymore". "What do you mean?", I asked, laughing. "Apologise for not wanting to eat something." "I’m 60. I don’t need to do that anymore” She went on … Continue reading I don’t need to do that anymore

A plan is forming

Collections of things. Stuff - mental, emotional and physical. Don't you find that there is just too much of it? Why do we keep stuff? Big questions that I won't address here. But I want to share some stories about a particular pile of 'stuff' that I've kept for over 35 years. When I packed … Continue reading A plan is forming

Shweshwe: the tartan of South Africa

Join me in an "Everyday Delights" month This month I'm going back to my roots for this blog by focusing on finding everyday delights. "Be observant" is one of my Happiness Resolutions, so I aim to find something every day that makes me stop, notice and perhaps pause for thought: a great piece of design, … Continue reading Shweshwe: the tartan of South Africa