Category Archives: nostalgia

‘Ghosts’ of Africa- Click- South Africa

After reading the quote below, I have the answer now, to what haunts me! It’s like living with a spirit within you- A Ghost. It says “Author Unknown”, but the way it is written looks like a traslation to me, … Continue reading

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Indulge a While – South Africa

“I write of South Africa, where my heart sometimes resides, and my mind often drifts back to, across the distance of lands and oceans. An Africa that always beats with a strong heart of different people, languages and cultures, who … Continue reading

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Time Travel-The Transporter- South Africa

No fancy car like Michael J Fox and Doc Brown, that magically takes you ‘Back to the Future’. Time Travel.  No hot tubs, trains nor phone booths to see you on your way.  But visit with me, just for a … Continue reading

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Time Travel- Our Ordinary Day – South Africa

It was an ordinary day, you were in for an ordinary exploratory procedure, they called it.  You weren’t well and I was pleased that this was being addressed. You hadn’t been eating. It was 1994 then. I sat by your bed , not … Continue reading

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To know It – Is to love It – Africa Time

Stay with me to the end.. In a short while, it creeps into your heart, then your mind and stays, slowly it flows in your blood infecting every cell and inch of your being, forever. Like a drug you need to revisit, … Continue reading

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The “F” of South Africa

The “F” of South Africa  For Jenny’s Alphabe Thursday, I am going to write my thoughts, the bits and bobs that I remember and how it was for me, during my almost fifty years spent in South Africa.  These are my ‘F’ memories, opinions and views on a time … Continue reading

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The “C” of South Africa

For Jenny’s Alphabe Thursday, I am going to write my thoughts on bits and bobs that I remember and how it was for me, during my almost fifty years spent in South Africa.  These are my ‘C’ memories, opinions and views on a time during a much loved childhood and … Continue reading

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In the ‘line out’ the ball can go either way.

  We all have choices in life, this way or that.  There are no rules, not like the game of rugby, where even the referee has a say in direction. Yes, in rubgy sometimes the choice is made for you by a … Continue reading

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Five Senses – Take Me Back.

What do you remember about life before you were six? So much of it gets confused with what you have been told by your parents, big sisters, aunts and uncles. Are they really your own memories in the end? Touch … Continue reading

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Pink Princesses and the Magic Ring

And so, the day came, when the risk to remain in a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom! Every little girl is born her Daddy’s sweetheart. Then, one day she grows up, changes and … Continue reading

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