Observations · People

Is Women’s Month Still A Thing?

I'm totally bored by the concept of Women's Month. Are we still having to prove to the world that we are important enough to have an opinion? I just don't get it; in the month of August, we are all to focus on women's achievements, women's art, women's worldly opinions, women's sport, etc but not have to specifically focus on it on any other month? Pfft!

Observations · People

A Good Day at Immigration

I have always been a foreigner. I’ve never lived in a country where I could cast a vote. I’ve had a million passports and a million visas in them. I’ve gone home, to the place of my birth, only once in the 35 years I’ve been abroad. It wasn’t even called Serbia when I left her, it was still under the socialist hand of Tito, and it was comprised of six republics, all now separate countries from what was then called Yugoslavia.

Observations · People

A Story Of Hope Where Wine Saves the Day

What an amazing experience I had on a visit to Weltevrede Wine Estate in Bonnievale. Somewhere deep in its 100 year old, catacomb-like wine cellar, we discovered the secret to South Africa's future success as a peaceful and prosperous country. I know it sounds insane, but it's true! This story is multi-faceted but it all… Continue reading A Story Of Hope Where Wine Saves the Day

Books · Observations

If Knowledge Be the Food of Love, Read On!

I'm part of a reading group on Facebook, it's pretty cool; there are members from all over the world and everyone is always very polite and there are no silly arguments or stupidly arrogant people in it, except that one time someone tried to fight for the right to get away with bad spelling and… Continue reading If Knowledge Be the Food of Love, Read On!