Life and death lessons from a legend

Life and death lessons from a legend

There are some moments in our lives that just stick with us. One of mine was on a Spring afternoon in 2006. Abigail had just finished breastfeeding and was fast asleep on my chest. Emily, at that stage two and a half, lay curled up in my arm. I could smell Abby’s...
“Reel” life

“Reel” life

This week, I found myself having coffee with a young  man on a random Thursday afternoon. He is the type of guy that makes heads turn because of his classic beauty, soulful eyes, shampoo-add-hair, lovely build and easy smile. Okay, that’s the end of the blog. I just...
African hope

African hope

I don’t think that I am alone in saying that this year, just like 30 years ago, I am filled with hope. Standing in the queues waiting to cast my vote, chatting to fellow compatriots in our lovely winter sun, confirmed what I have always known: I belong here. This...
After-sale-services

After-sale-services

I recently asked a doctor if she was going to a patient’s funeral. She shook her head and told me “I don’t do after-sale services.” I burst out laughing! I love how humour can carry us through so much sadness. Her statement was scandalously funny, but also got me...
Not a blog….

Not a blog….

Okay, so this week I am a total and utter under-achiver when it comes to blogs and social media. But I think I have a valid excuse. Both lodges are 100% full, it is hectic here. And then on top of it all my leading ladies are either off, on leave, overseas or sick. So...
`Welcome home.

`Welcome home.

I have a very bad habit, and I’m sure I am not the only one. I save people’s contact details on my phone, not properly by name and surname, but in a way that will help me remember who they are. For instance:  Monique Tatum’s mom, Ken the church guy, Peter Plumber,...