Glenda

February 27, 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, […]
February 24, 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 […]
February 15, 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 […]
February 12, 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 […]
February 8, 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.
February 5, 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 […]
February 2, 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 […]
January 29, 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 […]
January 25, 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 […]
January 22, 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 […]
January 18, 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, […]
January 18, 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 […]
December 31, 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 […]
October 14, 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 […]
September 30, 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 […]
September 14, 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 […]
September 9, 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 […]
August 18, 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 […]
August 10, 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 […]
July 31, 2015

I want the killing to stop!

I was fortunate to be invited to spend a night in Swaziland’s premiere game park, Mkhaya, recently, where I took this picture of a small family […]
July 29, 2015

Of Roosters and Rain

It is fortunate that, whilst I have people living close to me, I don’t have neighbours in the traditional sense of the word, given the happenings […]
July 7, 2015

With this Smoke, There are Many Fires

The dry rasp of fresh wood smoke in my throat tickles me awake. I feel my lungs recoil, and hear their familiar wheeze of protest. It’s […]