Category Archives: Africa

‘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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Did you have a secret hiding place when you were a child?

Of course!  And I was 51 before I had a bedroom of my own in my own place, and that was purely by accident.    I did my fair share of driving my sisters crazy, though,  during the childhood years spent in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured 3

Home is here, home is now. If you moved away, but still have special “good” memories of when South Africa was home. Keep in touch, keep it fresh.  Share with me. Still life from:  A Home with a Heart!! Extract … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured 2

“… I heard them before I saw them, bright, colourful swaying images way down the road to the right. African women, plastic containers of water on their heads tilting this way and that, in single file, happy voices carrying across the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured 1

Just as the mountains climb skywards, so does the grapevine cling and twine around all that is this, a colourful South Africa.  The earth here is swept with seasons that run into each other and a diversity of nationalities who build the textures only experienced … Continue reading

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Journey’s Return

He was born in Rotunda Hospital , Dublin in 1913. A firstborn son to Helen and Charles Henry Finlay. Just another Irish boy, who would always uphold his ancestory with pride. But he was not just any Irish boy, to … Continue reading

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Brown Paper Packages Tied up with String

BROWN PAPER PACKAGES TIED UP WITH STRING!! Sound of Music? No. But it does have an ‘old’ ring to it. Hey, but sometimes we have to be reminded of the way it was, so that you can appreciate what we … Continue reading

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The Evening of the Census

It was the evening of the census. It was 2011 and my feet were firmly embedded in the rich moist soil of Essex, England. The winter, which seemed to have taken forever, was drawing to a close. Wilting daffodils bowed … Continue reading

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A Child of Africa?

It never occurred to me as a child that I was different; I lived it every day. We did, my siblings and I. It was the way we spoke, dressed and even the fact that we were held so close … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap Years- Arthur

Thinking back to my carefree days in school, when we studied South African history and the stories about the Great Trek,1835-1838; the voortrekkers with their ox wagons; Louis Trichart, Hans van Rensburg, Piet Retief and Gerrit Maritz. When their hardships … Continue reading

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