My Lockdown Story. Brilliant guest blogger! A must read!

My guest writer is a brother to me. It began when he became best friends with my brother when they were young teens. Here we are more than 20 years later, all grown. He has become an amazing Dad, Husband and Man. Only last year we discovered that we both have a love for writing…… Continue reading My Lockdown Story. Brilliant guest blogger! A must read!

You’re never too old to start writing. A post inspired by my father in law and memoirs.

I’m not doing too well but I had to write this post. It may be a little short, but I hope I give this topic the energy it deserves because this is something I really wanted to write about because I was inspired by my father in law. My father in law sent my husband…… Continue reading You’re never too old to start writing. A post inspired by my father in law and memoirs.

Lockdown Monday! Motivation, games and fun for you and the fam and a mental health check in

It’s Monday. It really is. I triple checked the date because you know, these days, days just all run into one. I thought I’d kick off the week with some random stuff to get you going for the week. It’s tough. Really tough, right now. If this post entertains just one person then my job…… Continue reading Lockdown Monday! Motivation, games and fun for you and the fam and a mental health check in

Lamenting Lockdown in South Africa. Is the world closer than ever?

In contrast to some parts of the world, South Africa mobilised quickly and enforced lockdown speedily. I have no doubt that this helped flatten the curve. Staying home and keeping social distancing rules are so important. We all know this. In South Africa however, it’s just not that simple. We have huge problems with poverty,…… Continue reading Lamenting Lockdown in South Africa. Is the world closer than ever?

Why lifting the lockdown doesn’t mean much in my life.

Everyone is gagging for the lockdown to be lifted. Let me give you some context as some of my readers are not South African. In South Africa we were on a hard lockdown for a whole month. This included not buying cigarettes, alcohol or any non-essential items. So, when you are bored… you can’t even…… Continue reading Why lifting the lockdown doesn’t mean much in my life.

Ramadan: A Different Perspective from a Friend and Activist

I have always been part of the Muslim community through friends and eventually my husband for as long as I can remember. Hubs and I have been together for 24 years. I understand Islam and the different cultures associated with it. I literally have Muslim people from all over the world in my life. All…… Continue reading Ramadan: A Different Perspective from a Friend and Activist

A Lockdown Birthday. What I learned.

Okay so for a while I was bemoaning the fact that my big four-oh would be during lockdown. Yes, totally self-centered. I know but we all have those moments. So no party which meant not having to plan anything. That part I didn’t mind. I could do without the stress of planning parties and the…… Continue reading A Lockdown Birthday. What I learned.