This morning I was watching a news insert on the ANC Youth League on E News – their elections are coming up. Rewind to the 50s’ when the Mandelas/Mbeksi/Sisulus and other young bloods of the ANCYL were passionate and commited to a cause – to liberate South Africa and create a free and fair democracy […] Read More


I smell rebellion in the air. Women are rebelling at the mundaneness of everyday life. At how their wildness and free spirits have been chained and curbed and lost under a deluge of “to-do” lists, grocery lists and evening meals (who did decide that we were put on this earth to cook and clean for […] Read More

Sacred Space

Every woman should have a special space in her home. No matter how tiny, she has to have it. No discussion. No “yes but”. The end of a bookcase, a small round table. If she is really lucky, a whole room. Mine is an oak desk. We bought it years ago with our round dining […] Read More

Family Life

Have just returned from visitng my Mum, sister and niece down in Hermanus. We spent a hilarious afternoon going through old photos and albums including Mum’s wedding album. You tend to forget that your parents were young and glamorous once, that they had a life outside being your Mum and Dad. Dad looked so dashing […] Read More

Creating my Reality

My beautiful dog Bella, one of five that we own, sleeps inside these days due to a degenerative hip problem that worsens as she gets older. She is very good about waking me in the night when she needs to go outside for a pee, luckily usually only once in the night! Recently my hubby […] Read More