come climb trees with me in a secret glade along the eastern cape sands
you know there’s treasure there
i have your bones and shells
i loved walking the beach with you
and seeing what caught your eye
you took spiky shells, crimson clams, feathers, sea gull bones
you opened my eyes to a new beach
a beach I’ve been going to for 10 years
a beach i’ve walked a million times
you remind me that
“seeing heaven in a grain of sand
is not a trick only poets can accomplish”
i wish i could wake you to listen to the rain,
but i don’t think you’ll appreciate the sentiment
it’s so beautiful after the parched, dry months!
i know one storm doesn’t break a drought.
but it’s the sound of hope…
After a year away from home, I was eager to see how my ginger was doing.
Despite the clayey earth, it was thriving!
Continue reading “Cooking with Ginger”
One of the things I’ve most been looking forward to
about going back to South Africa is going for a bike ride.
Continue reading “Biking around Benoni”
21 September 2016 marks seventy nine years since The Hobbit was published changing the lives of many children and adults alike forever. Depending on your view, 22 September is Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday. Strictly speaking, there is some debate about when Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday should be celebrated due to the differences between Shire Reckoning and today’s conventional calendar system. For the sake of simplicity, and the convenient anniversary of The Hobbit, let’s stick to 21 and 22 September. To paraphrase Gandalf, some other time would be more fitting for the history of calendars. If encouraged with undue patience, I’ll sit on the edge of ruin and drone on endlessly, so without further ado, here are 11 and 1 things to do to honour Bilbo and Frodo. Continue reading “11 and 1 Things To Do To Celebrate Hobbit Day”
“I myself am made entirely of flaws
stitched together with good intentions”
Continue reading “Patchwork”