Category Archives: Family & Such Creatures

Perfectly Plett: A whirlwind visit

Plettenberg Bay holds many wonderful childhood memories for me. Our grandparents retired there, first in a white house within walking distance of the lagoon, then on a fabulous small-holding outside Plett – complete with indigenous forest, sparkling stream and an … 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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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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Twenty One. Twenty. One.

Public Service Announcement: the navel-gazing is real in this one.  Twenty one. Coming of age and all that. But what if it’s, like, 21 x 2, but with a catch?  It was a perfect day, like the Lou Reed song … Continue reading

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Small Town Girl in London

Everybody knows that I’m a Small Town Girl, despite the fact that I live in the biggest city in South Africa. (This actually came as news to me when I did a quick search on that … Cape Town is … Continue reading

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Summer Holiday Nostalgia

As children we were fortunate to have a house at the seaside*. A shack, really, that to me was a palace beyond palaces. It was four rooms. Five, if you counted the bathroom that sat in the garden, a scary-when-you’re-9-years-old … Continue reading

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Back To School

My Delicious Nephews start school today. Grade One. It feels like yesterday when I received the excited phone call to say that my sister was in labour. That night, and into the early hours of the 14th of July, 2009, … Continue reading

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