Songs of [My] Life

An opening word I originally wrote this in November 2018.  The challenge was to pick that one favourite song.  Needless to say, that was an impossible task but a challenge to which I rose - with some relish.  When my webhost disappeared some time ago, this post went along with it.  I'm "reconstiting" some and … Continue reading Songs of [My] Life

Games: to play or not to play

I gather that thanks to the international and enforced stay-at-home, there's been a whole lot more game-playing going on.  Of one sort or another.  Or is there?  I have, before, nailed my colours to the mast about board games. The same applies to video games.  I don't get them.  Well that's not strictly true.  I … Continue reading Games: to play or not to play

I’m tired….

I'm tired. I'm tired of being in lockdown. I'm tired of people supporting the lockdown. I'm tired of people not supporting the lockdown. I'm tired of people railing about "the situation" before they've read all the facts. I'm tired of the mixed messages from our leaders - local and international. I'm tired of listening to … Continue reading I’m tired….

Leeky vegetables with virus rant on the side

February left in a flurry. So much so, that when I potted my bits for the market on Friday, I set the sell by date for March, not April. I only realised as I was getting myself together on Saturday morning - after having posted this photo to Instagram! February passed me by because I … Continue reading Leeky vegetables with virus rant on the side

A re-imagining: life after this Corona

Imagine - can you - a new world? It's incomprehensible that less than a hundred days ago, no-one had heard of the Novel Corona virus now known as Covid-19. Corona is no longer just Selma's favourite beer. It represents the biggest threat to the world's population since the Black Death (plague) and, potentially, the Spanish … Continue reading A re-imagining: life after this Corona

Those hair(y) days…into the 90s…

Mid 2019, blogpal @traciyork shared a selection of family photos from her childhood.  It set us chatting about how photos like those reflect the essence of the period through the fashions:  furniture, clothing and, of course hair. It made me contemplate the very few photographs I have of myself as a young adult in the … Continue reading Those hair(y) days…into the 90s…

Bullies: Virtual hiding in plain sight

The other day, I mentioned my love-hate relationship with the social media.  Just yesterday, I not so tongue-in-cheek suggested that the Internet is one of my lock down essentials. The social media have come to permeate every part of our lives and, in the main, especially now, it's good.  And not good. I did add, … Continue reading Bullies: Virtual hiding in plain sight

Jammin’ with chillies: A reprise

Chop.  Chop. Chop. It's a Sunday and it's day two, no three, of South Africa's 21 day lock down.  We're all obliged to stay at home so that we neither share or acquire the now not-so-novel virus that virus that's causing Covid-19. Then I have a brainwave:  certain folk have been suggesting that I have … Continue reading Jammin’ with chillies: A reprise