Author Archives: Briony

Getting my chocolate on

Monday morning. We all know him and are very aware that he can be a rather serious, sometimes grumpy, young fellow, despite his spiffy-looking, newly-laundered Monday outfit. He can be tricksy, a little snappy and a bit anxious. Kinda like … Continue reading

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Dust roads and star-gazing: Northern Cape Karoo

If you were to ask me what my absolute best thing in the world is, I’d say “Cake”. Then I’d think again and say: “No, wait. The Karoo, with its vast lovely skies, lungsful of fresh, Karoo-bossie-tinted air, dust roads, miles … Continue reading

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Of Lady Birds and Gatecrashing

I just watched Lady Bird. What a treat of a film, a little throwback, a reminder of all of those vaguely awkward stages of growing up, a gorgeous, rich tapestry of friendship and love.  In one of my best scenes, … Continue reading

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Prince Albert: Quaint, quirky and full of (mostly friendly) ghosts

We all know how fond (understatement deluxe) of the Karoo I am, so when my friend Leigh, visiting from the UK, suggested we meet her and her mother in Prince Albert, the answer was a ready yes. As the date … Continue reading

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The Road to Mecca

Anybody who knows me is well aware of the fact that my heart resides in a tiny village surrounded by hills under an enormous sky in the middle of the Karoo. I wrote a whole blog series on it – … Continue reading

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I wrote a book, I did.

They say things work in 7-year cycles. That’s according to 19th century philosopher and mystic, Rudolph Steiner. He was a handsome chap, if his Wikipedia pic is to be believed, and he established Anthroposophy (try saying that three times). According to this philosophy: … Continue reading

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McGregor Meanderings

Finally … the second installment of our McGregor adventures, following Monday in McGregor. Dust roads appeal to me. There’s something a little more adventurous about them, with their ruts and roughness and tiny stones lying in wait. In a wheelchair, dust … Continue reading

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