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

Silly Little Rhymes

The Winter Owl Weighs In – a poem

The Winter Owl Weighs In An owl has come to perch on the railing of my neighbour’s balcony. I’m inside by the fire watching him intently, Hoping he’d do something interesting, but he just ignores me with the intensity Of someone older and much wiser than me. I am curious as to why he is… Continue reading The Winter Owl Weighs In – a poem

Food is Love

It’s Easier to Handle Winter When You’ve Got Soup!

My son didn't want to go to school today on account of the fact that it was raining hard. He moaned and complained and contorted himself into shapes of agitation, but of course in the end, he had to go. The fact that he thinks rain should be a good reason to skip school is… Continue reading It’s Easier to Handle Winter When You’ve Got Soup!

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!

Observations

Why seeing a shrink is good for me and you

Today I cracked a joke on my Facebook page that I was going to visit all the self-help and inspirational pages and posts and comment: 'No duh!' on each of them. I was scrolling and I saw something that seemed incredibly obvious to me and that's what got me started. But in truth, today was… Continue reading Why seeing a shrink is good for me and you