Glenda

11 Mar 2016

After the Rain

It’s truly a Friday for a frolic: the mountains are shining, washed green by the rain, puddles abound to the delight of the birds, the sun […]
8 Mar 2016

For Better or For Worse

  So here I was at the beach, trying to make some sense of my life, why I had followed the path that I had, what […]
4 Mar 2016

‘Twixt Dawn and Dusk

There was one of those straight white clouds across the sky this morning. It was crystal clear and made me think of the beach in Mozambique, […]
27 Feb 2016

The Fourth ‘R’

I must apologise for missing last week’s Friday frolic. All good intentions went overboard when my house took a very close lightning strike the previous night, […]
24 Feb 2016

Sex Rears its Ugly Head

I was fortunate enough to be invited to be part of a counselling team going to Mozambique this past weekend, to minister to some inner city […]
15 Feb 2016

Watch Your Words

About fourteen months before I made the move to Mozambique I had a revelation about my situation after another no-win altercation with my spouse. In a […]
12 Feb 2016

I Don’t Want These Suckers!

One of my loves is gardening, and I am delighted to be in a home with a well-established garden. Those who came before me did a […]
8 Feb 2016

Let’s Talk About Ugly

When other children came to play, or I went to their houses, I was unsure of myself. They all seemed so different, so secure.
5 Feb 2016

So What Did You Do?

My trip to Cape Town has flown by and I was welcomed home with a thunder storm that brought a small measure of relief to the […]
2 Feb 2016

A Sabbath Rest

I woke up that first morning at the beach feeling lighter than I had for many years. It was a glorious day and I couldn’t wait […]
29 Jan 2016

Delicate Blooms in a Rugged Land

Little late getting words on the page today. That’s because I’m in Johannesburg, and tomorrow I’ll be in Cape Town ready to celebrate a very important […]
25 Jan 2016

Where it Began

The realisation that I must have been sexually molested when I was very young came to me late in life. Like so many people who are […]
22 Jan 2016

Six Hippo Weeks

I never finished telling about my Kruger Walk, for which I apologise unreservedly. I do intend to write that last episode, but fore that I need […]
18 Jan 2016

The Start of the Journey

Nearly four years ago I hit the wall. I was an absolute mess having spent most of my cognitive years trying to please those around me, […]
18 Jan 2016

Welcome to 2016

A belated welcome to 2016! It’s a new year and one about which I feel really positive. I know the outlook is gloomy, the economies of […]
31 Dec 2015

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog […]
14 Oct 2015

Brave the Storm, or Surrender?

The hiss of the kettle coming to the boil on its nest of coals at precisely three o’clock was a welcome call to gather for tea […]
30 Sep 2015

Day One Proper in the wild!

Three o’clock in the morning. Dark. Eerily quiet. No amount of wriggling, desperate commands to my bladder failing dismally to produce the desired result, and I […]
14 Sep 2015

Arrival at Bush Camp

The air in the safari vehicle tingled with a sense of expectation as we left Letaba and headed south. Conversation was a little muted to begin […]
9 Sep 2015

A Walk on the Wildside

It was a hot and gusty day that first day of spring in the Kruger Park. I would like to say that Leo, magnificent old lion […]
18 Aug 2015

The Power of the Spoken Word

Last week I spoke about words, wonderful words that amused, particularly because they were so delightfully confused. Words are mysterious and powerful. How many words spoken […]
10 Aug 2015

Words, Wonderful Words!

Language can be such fun! A few days ago I was left a copy of our local newspaper, and was reading the classifieds (the only pages […]