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  • 20 May 2022

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    I have been out and about in the arid heart of my country in a vast area known as the Great Karoo. I was surprised, taken aback by the sense of isolation in the park...

  • 3 May 2022

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    Winter is making itself felt. The mornings are downright cold, leaves are falling, and the clouds are putting on more dramatic displays.

  • 19 April 2022

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    We met when I moved in next door. I cannot recall what brought about the actual meeting. There was no foretelling that this was to be a special friendship.

  • 11 April 2022

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    I have gardened for most of my life by now. For me I first woke up to the possible magic of a garden when I met my husband’s grandmother...

  • 29 March 2022

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    Isn’t food interesting? We all have food that defines high days and holidays. We have comfort food and healthy food, naughty food…well, I do!

  • 9 March 2022

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    I have found my own responses to the Russian invasion of Ukraine very interesting. As the rumblings began and grew louder, came closer...

  • 15 February 2022

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    I have not read a Joanna Trollope book for many a long year. Then out of the blue my daughter found one of the newer ones...

  • 2 February 2022

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    I have been thinking about how one can disagree productively. Or at the very least how one can disagree without being destructive.

  • 22 January 2022

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    So…how are things? This last year was for me personally a year of upheaval and change. The shape of my life and my days changed.

  • 4 January 2022

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    How fortunate I was as well for I had been born in a time of giants! One of them is being buried today and my language is being used as part of the service. How extraordinary is that?