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

Two for Six Word Saturday

It's my annual December holiday. A wall of heat exits outside the house - it's 34℃ today. I'm lounging in a cool spot and drinking ice tea. A smidgen of creativity nudges me in the heat. Hey, how about a Six-word story? Great idea! I haven't done any for a while. Then I remembered the Saturday … Continue reading Two for Six Word Saturday

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

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