My Thoughts

27 November 2023

There is no ‘But …”

“Whoever is not for Me is against Me, who whoever does not gather with Me, scatters.” Luke 11 v 23 Again “… whoever denies Me before […]
9 September 2023

Ugly, as in Beautiful

This past week I have taken part in an internet freebie hosted by an artist I really like, Louise Fletcher, called Find Your Joy. It was […]
31 July 2023

King of the Night

I live in a small town in the eastern lowland, or Lowveld as it is called here, of South Africa. It is a pretty town that […]
24 July 2023

Smack! And Over you Go!

I like to play Solitaire. It is a mindless activity that allows my thoughts to wander at will and, truthfully, it is a great way to […]
15 May 2023

A Tale of Two Worlds

My favourite book of all time is A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. The first line for starters: It was the best of times, […]
21 April 2023

Red Sky at Night, Shepherd’s Delight

I love the end of the day, that time when I can slow down, draw breath, watch the sun head off to another day on the […]
5 April 2023

You Can’t Beat the Bush!

Last year was a full year, ending on a busy note which carried through to the start of this year – a time of change, of […]
22 March 2023

Memories, Old and New

It was a beautiful morning, summer sunshine on a lush green landscape, soft white clouds embracing the mountain tops – I felt a twinge of nostalgia […]
6 March 2023

Lemons on the Side of the Road

I have frequently been accused of having an overactive imagination. Not without reason I hasten to add. From the time of my first memories, I have […]
7 December 2022

Long Time Ago

Scrolling through Instagram this morning I came across a clip of The Little Drummer Boy being piped by men in kilts in Edinburgh. Instantly I was […]
8 November 2022

Up to Date and Ready to Go

For a long while, I hesitate to say how long, I have wanted to zhuzh up my website but was hamstrung by my total inability to […]
8 November 2021

From Dark to Light

When my immediate response to a trite question on Facebook, one I would normally ignore: if you were asked to bring something to a party that […]
18 October 2021

My God Wins!

Have you noticed how the world of commerce has stolen Sundays? What started as a slow erosion of the day set aside for Godly worship and […]
24 August 2021

Refreshing Waters

I woke up this morning, my head aching from a neck that seems to have become more stiff and rigid as the Covid pandemic has progressed. […]
8 July 2021

If My People …

The story of Moses and the burning bush resonated this morning. It speaks to unsettled and unsettling times, the cries of the oppressed in Egypt were […]
22 February 2021

Time To Go

As my time on the banks of the Thamalakane River draws to a close, I find myself taking especial note of all that goes on around […]
16 February 2021

The Storms of My Life

I am not the bravest person in storms. I was born and lived most of my life in the Kingdom of Eswatini, a small ovoid shaped […]
1 February 2021

Where, O Death, Is Your Sting?

The end of January is approaching, and still the plans for this year are up in the air. Uncertainty, fear, sorrow surround us. How are you […]
25 January 2021

My Land, My Africa

As I sat on the stoep catching up on the news of Cyclone Eloise to the south of us, my thoughts cloaked with birdsong, the familiar […]
22 December 2020


As we reach the end of this pandemically crazy year I began my usual tidy up. I like to start the new year with my papers […]
28 October 2020

Travels With Myself

Here I am doing the writer thing at a coffee shop in OR Tambo International Airport. As always I am hours early for my flight but […]
28 September 2020


Another crisis, another upheaval I have no idea how to deal with. A friend sent a link this morning and as the powerful words of I […]