About Me and My Navel-Gazing

I’m intrinsically a Small Town Girl, but I’m living in the city, for now. I was born in the Free State, grew up on the gold mines of the Free State and Gauteng/North West, holidayed and went to ‘varsity in the Eastern Cape, and have lived in Cape Town for the last 20 years.

My parents love the back roads (and old cemetries, but that’s a whole blog on its own) and instilled in us a love of travelling, exploring, meeting new people and doing new things. Small towns are a gold mine of stories. See what I did there?

I’ve just stopped being a pharmacist after 18 years. I ended my stint with a 6-month trip around South Africa’s clinics. Seven provinces, 60 nights away (each night in a different place), 12 992 km flown, 9 950 km driven (mostly on back roads). It reminded me how much I love this country and its places and people.

I like doing stuff, getting off the beaten track, eating, drinking and being merry, watching other people do that too and listening to them while they do. Be warned if you’re sitting near me – I’m a skillful eavesdropper.

Then I write about those things.

Oh, and I’m in a wheelchair, so I put in accessibility stuff too … what’s doable, doable-with-a-little-help-or-innovation and what’s not doable.

If you want to get hold of me, you can comment here, or e-mail me on shinybriony_at_gmail.com

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6 Responses to About Me and My Navel-Gazing

  1. Asyia says:

    Briony, your latest post blew me away – I can picture the places you described, including the Karoo petrol station… But the rest of your experience I could only try and see it through your words… You are truly amazing Briony Chisholm – deep respect, admiration and love from the universe for you!

  2. Fiona says:

    Your also an old Rhodian? Pharmacy? When?

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