Glenda

31 Jul 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 […]
29 Jul 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 […]
7 Jul 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 […]
24 Jun 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 […]
23 Apr 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 […]
3 Apr 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 […]
26 Mar 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 […]
11 Mar 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 […]
5 Mar 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 – […]
4 Feb 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 […]
28 Jan 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. […]
7 Jan 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 […]
2 Jan 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, […]
20 Jun 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 […]
6 May 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 […]
20 Apr 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 […]
13 Apr 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 […]
5 Apr 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 […]
29 Mar 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. […]
1 Mar 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. […]
12 Feb 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 […]
15 Jan 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 […]