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!

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.