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...

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...

April 8, 2019

After returning home from the Kruger with temperatures in to 30's we are now sitting with unusual rains in April and trees donning their autumn dress. I know that friends in Kwa-Zulu think we are a little odd when we moan about this time of year (always my mother's fav...

May 23, 2017

Autumn is very much upon us and has forced me to add black stockings and warmer scarves to my summer wardrobe. We are fortunate that while the evenings give us a chill, the days in Johannesburg allow us to simmer a little warmer especially if we are outside in the gard...

November 6, 2014

I always feel that if I haven't completed my end-of-year shopping by the end of October I'm living on the edge. Fortunately I am a 'buy through the year' sort of person and find gifts for my friends that are just what I would love to receive. So as far as the festive s...

August 13, 2014

We all need time away and David and I are off to Namaqualand and the north and west Cape for about three weeks. Can't wait as I have three blankets to complete as well as poems waiting to be written and books to be read. This is luckily a road trip, so David and I will...

July 8, 2014

It is very cold in Johannesburg at the moment and all I can think of is wrapping up warmly and heating the studio. I wear gloves with no finger tips which are an absolute finger saver and I can paint and write without too much difficulty too,


I was fortunate enough to...

July 2, 2014

There is always extra work for us in the studio. If it's not sewing blankets for the 67 Blankets for Mandela outreach headed by Carolyn Steyn it is making teddy bears for children at a creche. 

A-MM - at the Auto and General theatre on the square at the second blanke...

May 3, 2014

I often wonder why we find it difficult to take time off?

We work and create all the time and really don't always appreciate the quality of time that can be experienced in 'making time to be'.


We have just returned from a wonderful break with our family - and due t...

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