Category Archives: Childhood memories

Sticks and stones will break your bones…


We all know the saying, and it’s got to be one of the most untrue statements we could ever be told. When I was fourteen years old, at that painfully awkward age when self image and self confidence were confusing … Continue reading

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The wind.


When I was a little girl growing up in Africa I would sometimes on windy days, stand in the vegetable garden at the back of my grandparents property with my arms outstretched towards the sky and command in my most … Continue reading

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The sound of memories.


Tonight as I sat alone in the kitchen, the house silent except for the ticking of the clock on the wall above my chair, I wondered why I find this sound so comforting. It is a sound of memories, I … Continue reading

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Tangled butterfly.


I woke up early this morning, before anyone else in the house. As I sat drinking a cup of tea one of our dogs started barking and wouldn’t stop so I decided to go and see why, thinking it was … Continue reading

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Succulence!


There is this really negative alter ego residing in my brain that has always been with me but in recent years she has been unusually persistent. We all have one like it, I’m sure. Some are just louder, more demanding … Continue reading

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Naked under the sun.


Last night my daughter stared at me and said “What’s wrong with your face mum?” For a start my face was shiny because I’d just covered it in a mixture of olive oil (chuck a few lettuce leaves on and … Continue reading

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The piano


When I was ten years old my father bought me a piano. At the time I was a very angry little girl. My parents had split up and I was devastated. It was all about me, you see. Through the … Continue reading

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The fascination with cemeteries.


My fascination with cemeteries began in primary school. For a time, when I lived with my father, we had to walk to school and we often took a short cut through the local cemetery. I enjoyed the ambiance of the … Continue reading

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Journeys.


It’s funny when you look back on the road map of your life, how the twists and turns bring you to precisely this very moment. Some are simply minor detours while others are main roads that you simply cannot avoid. … Continue reading

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Starry starry nights…..


The other day my brother in law was trying to explain to me what an App is. See, I have no idea because I don’t own an i anything, or a phone or any other technological gadget except a laptop. … Continue reading

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