I now have a new official writing site. Please visit me at www.alrite.meI do not think I will not be writing this blog again - all my new writing will be on the "Alrite" site.Thanks for all… Read More
I have just been given a bag of freshly picked organic sweet basil. It smells like summer. The first basil culinary delight we indulged in was a Caprese salad. Tomatoes and basil, the perfec… Read More
I have just been on a long bus ride.I rode one way by day and one way by night.Part of me had been looking forward to it, the reward being friends waiting on the other side. The other part o… Read More
I have always loved history.In fact, I loved it so much that I chose it as a third 'learning' subject for matric – and the truth was, of cause, far from the history books of South Afri… Read More
My daughter is going on a camp this weekend. L and I don't think it sounds like a lot of fun - more like an army boot camp. She's looking forward to it, it's her first Karate Camp or Gasshuk… Read More
We heard a helicopter first and L and I ventured out onto our wide white verandah. The helicopter whirled close, with a cameraman leaning out and forward. We know him as a friend and thought… Read More
Sometimes weeks of my life run to a theme, some thought that dominates, some idea that pops up again and again. I don't choose it particularly. It chooses me.Lately its been Names.Not that n… Read More
I grew up with a mother who was constantly on one sort of diet or another. The Grapefruit Diet, the Drinking Mans Diet, The Egg Diet, Weight Watchers and Weigh Less...She did them all.Now in… Read More
In some ways this is the worst time of year.Waiting for Summer.I took my daughter shopping on Saturday. I had noticed that she was looking particularly bedraggled. It was probably not really… Read More
One day this week I helped out in a soup kitchen. The kind folk here at the Methodist Church in Knysna dispense containers of soup to over a hundred hungry people, every Tuesday and Thu… Read More
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