Secrets to exploring the Boland

Secrets to exploring the Boland

My favorite season travelling to the Boland is in Autumn. The weather is mostly mild compared to the Summer’s explosive heat waves. When in Paarl, the locals like to ‘joke’ amongst each other saying that; “If you break a raw egg over your car bonnet on a really hot...
Escaping to Gouritsmond

Escaping to Gouritsmond

There are those of us who cannot wait to pack our bags and head out to the great outdoors. Once we get there it is a different story altogether. The struggle to unwind and enjoy our natural surroundings is real. I recently escaped to the tranquil seaside village of...
Re-surface

Re-surface

For the past two years, this story could not be spoken aloud! It would mean giving specific words permission to filter through the universe, letting its ink blot out the moon, sun and stars. Surely, if history has taught us anything, it would be that some stories are...
The heavens declare the glory of God

The heavens declare the glory of God

From the very first moment I heard about this heavenly display referred to as an ‘Aurora’ every atom within has compelled me to seek it out, even if it is only found in the world’s most inhospitable regions. For now, I have only ever seen this quiet grandeur through...
Trading Ashes For Beauty

Trading Ashes For Beauty

“My life is a testimony, that God is able to trade what was once seen as ashes and turn it into beauty!” “Did you get a chance to read it yet, was it ok?” Holding my quaking breath, I pressed my cell phone as close to my ear as humanly possible, feeling...
The gift of the giver

The gift of the giver

I must admit, this blog, to date – has been the most difficult to express in words. It has without a doubt, frustrated me beyond belief. Yet challenging enough, to not want this opportunity to pass me by without bringing its truth, to life, on this platform. Who...
Serendipitous

Serendipitous

I am not sure of the exact moment it happened, but when it did, I knew something magical had taken place. I had awoken to a world of wonder! I was able to experience words, in stupendous colours. If I dared to infuse them extravagantly enough, a perfumed fusion of...
OFF-GRID

OFF-GRID

Searching has become our new norm. Google tells me that (Living off – grid refers to earnestly seeking alternative options for an energy source). When I read this word, all I HEAR is seclusion. Truthfully, this is what I have been experiencing in our time of lockdown....
The Anomaly

The Anomaly

“The nicest part is being able to write down all my thoughts and feelings, otherwise I’d absolutely suffocate.” Anne Frank   75 years after her death, Anne’s words still continue to reverberate through each passing generation. Anne Frank lived and died in one of...
The Odyssey

The Odyssey

‘The Odyssey’ is an ancient Greek epic poem that was written by Homer in approximately 750 B.C. Founded in mythology, it describes the long, arduous ten-year journey of a man named Odysseus after the fall of Troy – (now an archaeological site in modern day Turkey)....
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