People watching


I have recently had the privilege of working closely with 2 men, quite different in background, but both intelligent and thoughtful.  That contract is about to end, and I will be sad to lose the almost daily interaction with them. One in his 30’s the other in his 60’s and both with a sense of […]

Kindergarten Competition


The Food Bloggers Indaba (see previous post) went very well. We arrived, ate, drank, chatted, laughed, awarded prizes for anything and everything, had a game to hand out the “goodie bags”, and then… We had a creative competition. Amazing just how badly adults can behave given half a chance. A friend (who was attending the […]

Creating the competition


Some years ago, blogging on a South African site I met many other South Africans. Some I loved, some bored me silly. Out of that experience I have retained some wonderful friends. We were apparently a world first of bloggers who MOBBED – Meet Other Bloggers (M.O.B) We would meet in twos – my first […]

Secret Valentine


February 13th. His first Valentine’s day in South Africa. Off to the shop on the way home, to pick up 26 identical little boxes, each with 2 chocolates and a little red rose. February 14th. In to the office ahead of everyone – quite difficult to achieve, these South Africans always started work an hour […]

We Shall Overcome


Reading the news this morning I discovered that Pete Seeger, the man who wrote “We shall overcome”  has died in his 90’s. I loved his stuff as a youngster, it spoke of possibilities, hinted that we could be better than we were but not in a polite mealy-mouthed way. But the memory that came flooding […]

Weekend theme


So many corrupt politicians, so few assassins So many rays of sunshine, so few solar panels So many happinesses, so little to cry over So many Maltesers, so little mouthspace (This one for Tilly Budd)

Weekend theme


I haven’t posted a weekend theme for a while now, there were so few participating that I thought the time had come for it to fade away. Now I have had a request for one, as a starter to get someone thinking and writing. I think this weekend (or week as one weekend’s work may […]

Did Enid Blyton help create a generation of leaders?


Before I start let me state in no uncertain terms that this is purely my own musings from memory, and contains not a single shred of well researched evidence on my part. Yesterday I read an article on the mistakes parents are making that prevent their children from becoming leaders. One of the areas concerned […]

MEN and a morning musing


I was just thinking about how men are so often such wonderful people when up popped a story online. About a dad who blogs, and he posted a picture of himself doing his daughter’s hair. Apparently that went viral all over, with both good and bad comment (and of course racist because he is dark-skinned). […]

Working on happiness


Idle thoughts seeing a friend telling on Facebook that she has joined a site for posting something for 100 days. Each day a post about happiness. Is this also for me? Naah! Stop and think, what harm can it do? Uses up a few minutes each day. I can spare that. Will it have any […]