A New Year

So. 2015 huh? And still no flying cars. Tesla’s are cool, of course – but they don’t fly…. yet. ISIS are making a concerted effort to f**k the world up. America slips deeper into idiocracy. (That movie is a scary warning, which unfortunately no Americans seem to take seriously) My home, South Africa, begins to […]

Today is the day, and why I can’t give up cheese.

As I wait for the US to “come online” I count down the minutes until my Facebook account disappears forever. Not discontinued, but actually gone. Deleted. All trace of me removed. I feel a bit weird, but also good. Had a strange dream last night about it – cutting a line, flying out into a […]

Step Away

So. I did it. 2 Days ago I finally pressed the “delete account” button for Facebook. Day 3 of Life Without Facebook and I have to say, I still have the habit of sitting down in front of my laptop in the morning and think of clicking the link to check my FB, but it’s […]

Silence is not always bad

Doing this #100happydays thing with a few friends – where you try and find at least one good thing about your day. It’s been… interesting. I will admit that I skipped a day, or two. Not because I couldn’t find anything to feel happy about, but simply because my brain has enough trouble remembering things […]

Before The World Became Smaller

I had a thought a few moments ago. Letters. Letters are awesome. Handwritten, filled with the smell, feeling, sound and visual treasure of someone taking the time to put pen to paper specifically for YOU. Or you, taking the time to do the same for someone else. Making spelling mistakes, trying to stay neat and […]

My Friend Lizzie

My New Zealand friend Lizzie (aka Elizabeth Charleston) has been through hell and back. We met many many years ago in Cape Town, and for many reasons (our mutual love of horses, the outdoors and being awesome) we became friends, despite all the crap going on in our lives. A few years after my massive […]

Leaving behind passwords

These days, with the all powerful social media dug into everyone’s life like a burrowed tick – gorging on information: the blood of the internet – there are some “moments” and some awkward issues that you don’t really think about until they appear in your life. One of these: the death of someone in your […]

Mohawks, robots, suits, hairy dogs and country roads.

Thought I’d do an update post as I’ve done lots in the last few weeks. Firstly – I shaved myself a Mohawk  Why? Because I can. It’s hair, it grows back – and mine grows like a weed Plus I thought it would look cool with the blond ends and dark roots… Here’s the process: Did […]

Procrastination, my old friend.

It’s amazing how many things you can find to do, to avoid doing something that needs to be done. I even do laundry, clean the kitchen, and plan out dinner or bake something. What am I avoiding? Crepe de Chine. It’s a magnificent fabric – soft to the touch, smooth and silky. And that’s the […]