Scout & Scarlet

The two young Jack Russell's stand with one leg bent, poised to run. Unblinking, their liquid brown eyes are fixed on the well-chewed ball in my hand. I throw it and they bolt after it milliseconds after it leaves my hand. Scarlet (the female with wiry fur and red ears) skids through the grass, scattering … Continue reading Scout & Scarlet

Spring Cleaning Time!

I like to think of my blog as a living, breathing thing. As such, it needs to reflect the changes and adjustments that are going on in my life. The overall focus remains the same: to share the small things that elevate the day from the ordinary to the extraordinary. But, as my life changes, so my writing changes and what I write about changes to some extent.

Notes from my Sabbatical [1]

England, Wednesday 20th March 2019, Day 46 I had such plans for this sabbatical, fantasising about BEING and DOING, balancing the two. The realisation that I am already half way through the planned 3 month break is brutal! Now, as I knew I would, I have days without multiple to-do lists, without deadlines, without meetings, … Continue reading Notes from my Sabbatical [1]

Winny, my new cushion

9th February 2019, England, Day 7 We went into some charity shops yesterday. I'd forgotten what treasure troves they are! When I buy something from one, I feel like I'm contributing to the reuse and recycle culture, which I want to do more of in my life. My latest purchase is sadly not a recycled … Continue reading Winny, my new cushion

Transitions: Experiencing Africa as Africa

South Africa: 18th January 2019 Siri fees Lucy the horse and she uses her left hoof to tip the plastic bowl over. She prefers to eat her feed of the dusty ground rather than out the bowl. She has been whinnying in grief most of the night. Yesterday, her companion, Gypsy drifted off to horse … Continue reading Transitions: Experiencing Africa as Africa