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My top six worst holidays

By on May 14, 2018 in Blog Posts, Winter | 3 comments

I have a truck load more reasons to hate Mother’s Day this year but, to be honest, I started off from a low base. I’m not even sure it’s my worst holiday: New Years Eve Stay up past bedtime and have someone spray you with booze. Yay! Valentine’s Day And…another opportunity to feel unworthy of love. Easter Stale chocolate. Mother’s Day Brunch with bad service. Women’s Day Don’t get me started on the other 364. Heritage Day Born in Yorkshire, school in Scotland, Live in South Africa….you tell me what my cultural attire should be? What’s your worst...

Winter Solstice and the long nights

By on Jun 22, 2017 in Blog Posts, Summer, Winter | 0 comments

Crikey, I miss summer. I miss it with the same ache I imagine for a Jane Austen heroine dreaming of her potential husband. And, like her, my tormented imaginings are not entirely realistic.

Naartjies, cabbages, slugs and grubs

By on Jun 6, 2017 in Blog Posts, Harvest, Harvesting, Winter | 1 comment

I slipped a juicy segment into my mouth. The juice exploded into my mouth: Honey-sweet and tart. Lush. My tongue and teeth popped the little sacks of liquid. In my mind’s eye a crowd of Californian surfers stood on their boards and cheered in unison. I glanced down to pick up another segment.