The lure of old science fiction


I am so often delighted to find old science fiction (not the sort with scary alien monsters) but those that turn a fanciful eye to either the future or alternate lifestyles in the same of different worlds. The advent of my IPad and the fact that various kind people are re-publishing old science fiction (past […]

Spirit of place and time


Places remind us -of experiences, people, emotions. I often think place is just somewhere to put time. If we are frequently in a place it gains permanence in our memories, and expectations. It is odd to think of places that are permanent for some, being quite transient in ones own mind and memory. Recently I […]

Take me on your journey


So many misunderstandings come from people not having followed the same ‘journey’ in getting to where they are. I see this so often in groups arguing or seeming to agree and then doing completely different things. One of my favourute things is to take such a group along a path of discovery, starting from some […]

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 […]