… love never ends, if you keep it alive.
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, 14 December 1984. I always count until a second before 19h00 thinking…. I also had a Dad. After that, nothing. At 19h05, I dry my face and resume life. I’ve done this ritual for as long as I remember. My life was forever changed from that moment. I was… Continue reading
Shut your eyes and see.
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, Every year, I do my best to approach December as a passage of time, just another month. Some years I do better than others. The anniversary of my father’s death is on the 14th, and my Oupa Mike on the 12th… Just before Christmas is Oupa Mike’s birthday. I… Continue reading
Get your kicks on Route 62*
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, Founded in 1853, Robertson (named after the Dutch Reformed Minister Dr William Robertson) lingers in the long shadows of the Langeberg mountains, gently persuading the Breede River to share in the bounty of the land. Today, Robertson is a sleepy little town by night but as as the largest of the neighbouring… Continue reading
In conversation with Liam James
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, I’ve slowly been building up a series of interviews I have done with the kids in my life. Kinda get their perception of me…. So far I’ve published Kyle and Kyla ‘s answers to my many questions. Go check them out. Today’s is a little different. I found a post… Continue reading
If I should fall behind, wait for me.
Happy Anniversary to my darling husband! The man with the thighs. @SirNoid made from huge patience, a quick temper to match my own, tremendous dedication, huge love and passion for the girl who has her head in the clouds and her feet on a yellow brick road… sprinkled with purple fairy dust. Not always practical,… Continue reading
In conversation with our Kyle.
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, In the years past, I use to write in depth about my children but as they got older, I’ve tried to be more mindful of their own sense of privacy. Also, my family structure became more complex. I still write about my many, many children, but more topical than… Continue reading
The day I said YES to myself!
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, It was the scariest and bravest thing I ever did…. I left. I was 24 years old with 2 small boys and thought to myself, “I don’t care if we are alone forever, but we won’t be here…. and I’ll never be afraid of Friday again.” Happy Friday darlings!… Continue reading
She is 16, going on 17….
Somewhere in my youth, or childhood… I must have done something good. – The Sound Of Music 💙 To my darling little chicken, There is much I can write about your unique talents, your quick sense of humour and how you changed our world. Instead, I will write that without you I’d be poorer in… Continue reading
Missing you comes in waves. Tonight I’m drowning.
My liefste Oupa Mike, Sometimes I am consumed by overwhelming joy, just because of how you loved me. Sometimes I see Frisco coffee or Turkish Delight and am able to smile in gratitude and remembrance. Other times objects, sounds and memories is a raw, open wound. To you I had no faults. If there were,… Continue reading
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, Watch this, before you read my blog please: Johnny Clegg “Asimbonanga” | Madiba Tribute 2014: VIDEO In the early hours of that morning when I saw the first reports that Mr Mandela had died, I went upstairs to get dressed. Noid instinctively knew I needed to go. We drove to… Continue reading
Mom to many, wife to SirNoid. Lover of water, walks in the shade and all things purple.