On wish-ing and self-care

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

Anticipation: an every day delight!

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!

I felt like a fraud

I felt like a fraud. Who was I to think that I could write a novel when I hadn't even studied English beyond school?

Curves, six-word​ stories & orange

It has been such a week. On one hand it felt like October would never end, but on the other, it went in a flash. The flexible nature of time, I suppose. I have had no time to write any posts or take photos, even though there are loads of good challenges happening. So, I thought I'd do one post with multiple challenges for this week.

Share your world – 22nd October

In this week's share your world prompts: Italy, colour palettes, beaches and my inspiring son.

Share Your World: Curious about my ancestors

I started this post like I do every time. I copied in the prompts. I start writing my thoughts under each one. I paused when I read the third one. To be honest, I was not sure it was something I was interested in answering. How on earth would I know the names of people who were alive over 100 years ago? We are not the kind of family that have passed down family stories from generation to generation, so these are not things that I know.

Seven-day​ b&w challenge – all in one post

I've lost my mojo and my phojo!

Stories that windows tell

Stained glass windows in churches often portray religious stories or well-known figures such as archangels, saints and so on. But I believe that the everyday, common windows around us have stories of their own - intentional or unintentional. A window can 'tell' its story in so many ways: through the items placed on their sills, what … Continue reading Stories that windows tell

Share your world: three wishes

This week's musings on the Share Your World prompts from Cee's blog. I went to town on the three wishes!

September – four special quotes

My favourite quotes from September 2017.