THE CHALLENGE OF CREATIVITY

I recently returned from a wonderful Writers Weekend workshop at Old Joe’s Kaia in the lush Schoemanskloof Valley. Writing can be quite a lonely experience. I have been working through Allaboutwriting’s Creative Writing course for the last couple of years (way longer than you are supposed to take to finish it!) They have been incredibly […]

TISSUES AND TEARS

At our monthly gathering this week, one of our usually most cheerful and gregarious members was very quiet. When I looked across at her, she seemed far away, unfocussed, almost preoccupied with her own thoughts. As everyone chatted and caught up with news before we settled down, instead of being part of it all she was […]

TO HOARD OR NOT TO HOARD

So doll, I am really trying to simplify my life! Doing a lot of cleaning out at home. It certainly is liberating throwing away “stuff”. Remember when DVD players superceded the good old video recorders? Well, we have BOXES of videos. Programmes we recorded from TV. There they sat, cluttering up the bookcase, gathering dust. […]