3am – Depart from the land of Fitful Sleep for a short excursion into Wakefulness en route to the Republic of Deep Sleep. 3.20am – Train delayed due to howling winds outside? No problem! While away the time by exploring the popular after-hours district of Existential Dread. 3.30am – Enjoy a lengthy trip down the…Continue Reading “An itinerary for my brain on its 3am adventures”
A fire had been raging in the mountains above Grootvadersbosch just outside Heidelberg in the Hessequa region of the Western Cape for a good 24 hours when we happened to meet one of the farmers who had been battling the blaze.
He sat down next to us at a table that had been stylishly laid for the GVB Concervancy’s AGM and let out an almost inaudible sigh. I had spotted him earlier, peering out the window, watching that mesmerising red glow in the distance, murmuring messages into a two-way radio.Continue Reading "Of Fynbos and fires and how beautiful things rise from the ashes"
Guilty Pleasure: something pleasurable that induces a usually minor feeling of guilt (Merriam-Webster) Hardly like you need a dictionary definition to understand the term, but thought I’d look it up anyway. And there we go – I couldn’t have defined it any better myself! So, what is mine? Well, as it turns out, I actually have…Continue Reading “My guilty pleasure(s) #BlogVember”
Just a small contingent of the clan My mother is the eldest of 10 children, my father the third of four siblings. Collectively, my extended family numbers close to 70… and I know each one personally. Now, one of the absolute BEST things about descending from a clan of such colossal proportions is the stories….Continue Reading “Why we should be thinking about our King Suits”
One of the perks of working as a travel writer for a news website that went into a joint venture with an aviation company, is the fact that I get to book local flights for dirt cheap. They’re called rebates. Now, the thing with rebates is that once you’ve purchased your pocket-friendly ticket, you have…Continue Reading “The story about that one time I hitched a ride in the cockpit”
My friend, Meg, posted this article called “You should date an illiterate girl” by Charles Warnke on Facebook the other day. Sensing the sarcasm in the title, I thought I’d give it a quick squiz and soon found myself completely consumed. In the first part of the essay, Warnke describes a mundane life that never…Continue Reading “Quote: The girl who reads”