Some snaps from a 2011 visit to the Old City of Jerusalem. Continue reading
I’m writing this in a dark room – the lights are off because I’m hiding from my 5-year old. She had an afternoon nap…a power nap at the worst possible time…which means she’s full of energy now. Nobody else shares that verve, so she’s alone. She wandered in here – looking for attention – and I feigned sleep, because the second she sees me awake, she’ll want to play. Or eat (she does that a lot). Or make some or other demand. Which I’m usually happy to oblige…but not at this hour. Not when all I want is some time to reflect and write. Continue reading
The moon peers at me,
Nestled between the mountain and peak
this late Spring morning. Continue reading
To close out 2018, here’s a random selection of pictures from the year. Continue reading
Looking back on a teenage holiday to London, without any adults on board. Continue reading
Years ago, I pondered the story behind a mysterious memorial that sat at the University of Cape Town for many years. It was a gravestone, or memorial, of a woman called Haji Ayesha Teladia – who died in 1981 (at the age of 56 years old). Continue reading
Earlier this year, I wrote about how Cape Town was going through its worst drought in a century. At the time, we were on the brink of disaster, with just 2 months of water left in our dams before the … Continue reading
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I’m happy to report that I’ve finally finished my comprehensive edits and rewrites on the text of my upcoming anthology. I’ve also designed a new sample cover, selected the fonts, and put everything into a clean document.
I’ve just got some final tweaks to do on the manuscript, and it’ll be ready for the beta readers… Continue reading
I grew attached to it: to the idea of getting a brand new car – the first totally new one I’d ever had. I grew attached to the very make and model itself. I would notice them all over the roads. Continue reading