Glenda

June 24, 2015

On the Move, Swazi Style!

What is it about moving that causes such anxiety? For me, it is always the logistics: what can be packed ahead of time; how best to […]
April 23, 2015

Books Wonderful Books

I have just been to Cape Town for a wonderful week of bonding with my grandchildren. Their parents, too! One of the boons of travelling from […]
April 3, 2015

A Flight of Whimsy …

At the end of the street, near the pasture land, is a small structure, almost hidden by vegetation. So hidden, that it was some three months […]
March 26, 2015

The Death of a Woman

In a world of constant killing, the report that an Afghan woman has been beaten to death by a mob causes only a momentary flicker of […]
March 11, 2015

Unbranded to Branded

I heard the ligwalagwala this morning. For those who are not Swazi, it is what I know as the Purple Crested Loerie, which is officially called […]
March 5, 2015

Tell it to the Wind – The Story of an African Lion

Leo, an elderly lion is enjoying the late afternoon sunshine one spring in the Kruger National Park, when he detects an intruder in his territory – […]
February 4, 2015

The Summer Wind

The wind is soughing through the trees, birds twittering about their daily business. The repetitive call of a dove could irritate, but is simply a part […]
January 28, 2015

Loss

Loss.
January 28, 2015

Loss

I feel the grain of the wood Its rich red magnificence And I mourn anew the death of the tree That gave life to my world. […]
January 7, 2015

A Child is Born …

Now that the fuss and kerfuffle of end of year festivities is over, I feel a need to look at the Christmas story, bearing in mind […]
January 2, 2015

Welcome to 2015

Another new year is upon us – 2015 marks the midway point of the second decade of this 22nd millennium! After an eighteen-month sabbatical of sorts, […]
June 20, 2013

Turn the Lights On

I can’t decide when is my favourite time of day, sunrise or sunset. When I am awed by the magnificence of a sunrise, I am certain […]
May 6, 2013

Out in the Open

It’s a windy day, bringing in squalls.  Yesterday was cold enough to require a jersey and socks for the feet – definitely a sign of winter […]
April 20, 2013

From Darkness to Light

I almost missed him. The waters were swirling around the rocky reef, the tidal pool deep and murky, its surface restless. I was looking for the […]
April 13, 2013

The End of a Rake

Henry is killing a green bean. The last time he killed something it was a mouse. He is throwing the bean up in the air much […]
April 5, 2013

The Sands of Time

Just as I think the beach and the dunes have no further lessons for me, I find there is infinitely more in this microcosm of existence […]
March 29, 2013

A Little Deeper?

  It was a glorious morning with a contusion of clouds chasing each other along the horizon. The tide was actively going out, the stillness chimerical. […]
March 1, 2013

The Colour of One’s Shell

I found this small cowrie on the beach this morning. It caught my attention because it was an unusual purple, adjoined with mottled greys and browns. […]
February 12, 2013

Resilience Under Water

The reports coming out of Mocambique were scarce and varied.  For those in the know, if the Limpopo floods its banks in South Africa, then it […]
January 15, 2013

As day dawns….

I love this time of the year. Each day begins with a determined resistance to getting out of bed to watch the sun make his strategic […]
January 3, 2013

Woman of Africa

One day while walking on the beach I noticed a woman fishing from the rocks. Nothing remarkable you might think, until you understand that here this […]
December 19, 2012

Hall of Heroes

The explosion, though expected, was stultifying to the senses when it came. The fireball cannoned high into the night sky, a dervish swirling in the wind. […]