Walking on aeroplane wings and other preposterous ideas

So I’m in an aeroplane. We are thousands of feet above mother earth. I look out the window and read this little gem printed on the wing… ‘Do not walk outside this area’ Oh really? Why ever not? I’m so glad they put that out there, because you know – I was just about to head outContinue reading “Walking on aeroplane wings and other preposterous ideas”

2620 posts and counting… seriously people?

 I’ve just got back from a whirlwind trip to Dubai (to teach dance workshops) & Qatar (to catch up with family). Yes, me! Can you believe it. This home girl who has never been off African soil. If you don’t count the boat trip with my granny when I was 15 where we sailed from Durban, intoContinue reading “2620 posts and counting… seriously people?”

Things aren’t what they seem…

If you had peeped into my bedroom this morning at 8, you would have thought – look at that lazy thing, tucked up under the duvet doing nothing. You would have, in fact, been dead wrong. Oh yes – to a casual observer it would seem that I was lying very snug and still, but what youContinue reading “Things aren’t what they seem…”

Creature of the Night

I’ve always been an owl not a fowl, but with my kids on holiday – my nocturnal tendencies are getting out of hand. My days are filled with wipe this, feed that, mop this, carry that, tidy this, cook that, find this, pick up that, pick up that again, all to the tune of non-stopContinue reading “Creature of the Night”

Writers – ever wonder what your brain looks like?

In glorious technicolour… ta-da! Yip. That’s your brain. You think I’m kidding? Well I’m not. It goes like this… My bag died a slow, nasty death. It started with the handle slowly detaching itself, first one side, then the other. After that, it suffered a chronic zip failure and it was pretty much downhill from there. SoContinue reading “Writers – ever wonder what your brain looks like?”

Goosies and salty tears

My heart has a way of recognising truth long before my mind catches up. When truth hits home inside of me, two things happen – I get goosebumps all down my arms and I find myself blubbing like a baby. Without fail. Every time. As a writer, I get excited when I go goosies. SimplyContinue reading “Goosies and salty tears”

Wet, muddy – but alive

The last week has been my ‘work deadline’ week in which I produce a monthly  mini-magazine for our church. It involves some writing, a good bit of editing, some photography, some arm-twisting (to get others to write for me), a whole lot of design and layout and seriously little sleep. Did I mention that I don’t getContinue reading “Wet, muddy – but alive”

The one that got away

I had a plan for today. I really did. It was rather good too. It involved getting kidlets off to school, then a solid hour writing stint on my project 2, some choreography for dance group tonight and quietly wrapping my brain around cutting our music for the dance we’re working on. After that was offContinue reading “The one that got away”

ABC Award

You really should head on over here to meet the lovely lady that sent this my way. In reality, we’ve only just met here in blogland, but it feels like she’s a friend I’ve known forever. She is encouraging, inspiring and has a tranquility about her that breathes through every beautiful word she writes. I’m looking forwardContinue reading “ABC Award”

Stop the drama and pass the spinach please

After all the drama of the weekend, I’m super-happy to post some down-to-earth, regular-but-exciting writing news. That last bit sorta rhymes… hmmm. Relax, I’m not about to sprout poetry at you, but I do want to share some progress. It is time for an update for those of you who cheered me on as I announcedContinue reading “Stop the drama and pass the spinach please”