Dear friends and other interesting creatures, It is a well-known fact, and the punchline of many jokes and silly conversations behind my back, that I do have bipolar disorder. I feel pity for ignorance. I was diagnosed at 14 years of age with manic depression and over the years the medical fraternity came up with… Continue reading Get help brave heart.
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, I know people would love for me to just move on, but good luck with that. I miss my child. It has been six
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips, The stride of my step,… Continue reading Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, Last night I attended a beautiful function at Workshop55 where the town was painted red with Peppadew South Africa! We enjoyed an extensive menu of dishes that included Pepperdews®. It included a Spring Garden Salad with seasonal vegetables that was pickled, roasted and pureed with herbs. It featured hot,… Continue reading Just Add Peppadew
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, I attended a VIP screening of Die Ellen Pakkies Storie tonight at Ster Kinekor. It was one of two occasions where I was so emotional that I chose not to interact with the cast, but leave to cry in my car. To grasp #DieEllenPakkiesStorie would be to open yourself… Continue reading Die Ellen Pakkies Storie
Male Privilege: Yes, It Is Real When typing the heading to this piece I felt myself fighting back the words ‘no shit Sherlock’ and then wondered, ‘should I carry on writing this?’ Then I remembered why I wanted to write this and resolved to carry on bashing the keyboard relentlessly. You see, I have been… Continue reading Guest Post: A part-time transgender woman.
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, I felt it building. The exhaustion. From Monday to Thursday I realised I was incredibly tired by bedtime. Like there isn't enough sleep in the world to feed me. Last night I felt myself crashing. It's a tired I can't explain. I took my daily meds to assist sleeping… Continue reading Fibromyalgia
1 October 2008 It was a normal Wednesday... Work, clients, paperwork, homework with the kids, dinner.... A lovely day actually... That evening, after bath, I was applying body lotion, and when putting it on my breasts, I felt something strange.... A bump/lump.... WTH??? I checked, checked again, lay down on the bed, felt this way… Continue reading Guest Post: It’s all about the boobs!