Category Archives: Navel-Gazing & Storytelling

Counting my lucky stars: Eddie Vedder incoming

On the 30th of November 1996, I lay with my cheek on a rather ugly brown carpet and cried my eyes out. It was the carpet of my bedroom in my final year digs. I was crying because it was … 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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21 Things I learnt in Tulbagh

Churches were well built in the 1740’s So much so that they still stand, looking calm and pretty, watching the comings and goings on Church Street with their thatched roof and holding all sorts of wonderful old things in their … 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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A White Dove Dies

A perfect white pigeon-dove (I can never remember which is which) died this morning, deep red blood spattering its pristine feathers. We were alerted to its presence by the gathering of all three animals, arranged in an orderly black-cat-gold-dog-black-and-white-cat semi-circle … Continue reading

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Escalate This!

I love words. I love the way that you can push little buttons on a keyboard and letters magically appear, arranging themselves in patterns that turn into stories and love notes and Important Points. I love words even more when … Continue reading

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