My Thoughts

29 March 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 March 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 February 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 January 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 […]
19 December 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. […]
11 December 2012

Arising from the Ashes

I am not gone away, I am just temporarily absent due to my house burning down. I have a Hall of Heroes that need to be […]
8 November 2012

Thought, Word, Deed

Do you ever play conversations over and over in your mind? Do you have those times when words that have been spoken, either to you or […]
22 October 2012

A name is but a name…

Their red bodies are clearly visible on the pathways, on branches, on leaves, their tracks distinctive in the sand. They are a type of what I […]
15 October 2012

Losers Take All

  I was so thrilled to see a low tide early yesterday morning. The height of the tide, and having to be away for a week, […]
8 October 2012

“He aint heavy……

I stopped dead in my tracks. The thought and the sighting fused simultaneously in a moment of glee and awe: “He aint heavy, he’s my brother”! […]
1 October 2012

Creatures Great and Small

This has been a week when critters prevailed at the beach and the tales are as extraordinary as if they were fabled. It’s hard to know […]
24 September 2012

Treasures from an old brown suitcase

  It’s been a really strange week at the beach. It began Sunday before last when we awoke to no power. This situation continued throughout the […]
14 September 2012

Caution – Fire Hazard!

One of the first indicators that one has tumbled into the generation gap is when your children bring home music that you do not understand. In […]
3 September 2012

Duracell Man

It is inescapable reality that every positive has its negative. The situation of this house, nestled among the sand dunes of Moçambique, within spitting distance of […]
28 August 2012

“….and there is nothing new under the sun.”

The wisdom of Solomon in my mind somehow equates not only to his mind, but also to his opulent and grandiose lifestyle as though somehow wisdom […]
20 August 2012

Watch that Cat!

13 August 2012

The Art of Giving

The people of Mocambique went to rock bottom as only people who have been through a devastating civil war can go to rock bottom. On our […]
6 August 2012

God’s Canvas

The colour of the sky each day changes slowly from inky magenta to bland light to the softest hues of pink and orange. Then there is […]
30 July 2012

Sunday Morning Coffee

One of the institutions of beach life is Sunday morning coffee hosted by Chris, who currently lives in Scott’s House.Scott’s House is set on a dune […]
24 July 2012

Of Bats and Batboxes

One of the eternal arguments here at the beach revolves around how many bats are co-residents in each home.  All the houses in this part of […]
17 July 2012

Settling In

Settling In I stood in the kitchen surrounded by suitcases, cooler boxes, bags and piles of books and papers.  “So this is it’” I thought, “me […]
6 July 2012

Snatch

Snatch

When told there was no fish, she said "Really"!