June 24, 2020

We are in the icy clutches of winter at the moment and even though the winter solstice has passed we still have many long nights and cold days ahead. Fortunately I don't have to move much because my little sanctuary is well set up. My studio is set in a corner of our w...

May 23, 2020

I suspect that all of us have adjusted one way or another to our new schedules and daily routines. I find my mornings are lazier than they have been for a long time due to the fact I don't have the rigid schedules that I'm familiar with. Bridge starts later than it did...

May 2, 2020

We have been told that LockDown is Stage 4 which allows 'walking in the streets (!) and a little more leeway for some stores. David and I went for a quick foray to the Mall this morning and I can't say I felt at ease being in an enclosed environment with little chat, n...

April 21, 2020

Day Leventy One! Celebrating Mediocrity!
Helen and I decided it was time...to do some exercise (at last). After all, we have a professional trainer living with us who trains groups of people daily so why shouldn't we sneak in for a session? 

So filled with enthusiasm we...

April 9, 2020

We are well into the rhythm of Lockdown 21 in South Africa. Into week two some people are sighing, moaning and groaning. Most of my friends are coping well and it seems that if one has a set schedule for the day it works better than if there is not.

My husband still goe...

March 30, 2020

With the situation of a Lockdown for three weeks, I sit and ponder about the huge privilege of being 'Locked Down' in my own safe environment and home. We know many others who are 'out there' dealing with the very real threat of 'the virus', my own son David being one...

March 19, 2020

I am not going to regale you with long lists of what to do and what not to so as there are so many people who know better. I am a positive person but found that in the last few days I was in a head-spin of 'What-ifs'?

After making the decision to temporarily close the s...

February 28, 2020

As I write this, rain is pelting on the tin roof of our study. The sounds transport me back to our home in Magaliesburg where the old farm house sheltered us safely even in the strongest of storms. Having lived my whole life in the Highveld storms hold no terror for me...

February 11, 2020

David and I had a wonderful 2 weeks in the Kruger staying 3 nights each in 4 camps: Berg-en-Dal, Letaba, Bateleur Bush camp and Talamati Bush camp. In each area we experienced sightings ranging from leopard, fighting lions, wild dog, many rhino and majestic elephants a...

December 30, 2019

To family and friends

Here we are, well on the way to our 51st year of marriage after having had a year filled with small vignettes of happiness and joy. We travelled to various game reserves, to the Kwa-Zulu Natal coast, the Kgalagadi, back to the Kruger, down to Rose...

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