Funny Toilet Signs

I love collecting toilet signs. Cute ones, clever ones, unusual ones…
It’s become a little obsession of mine. Here are some I’ve collected with a place and story if I can remember. First up are some from my home country, South Africa.

As you might expect, animals are a common motif.
These painted owls come from the Dullstroom Bird of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre.
It’s well worth the visit if you’re ever in the area.

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A Trip Down Memory Lane: The Kruger Park 2014

It’s cold and mizzy here in Busan and I am so jealous of my family who are spending the festive season in the Kruger Park. I’m longing for clear South African skies, the clean smell of the bushveld, and the sights and sounds of birds and animals. In an effort to quell my homesickness, I’ve been looking at old photos from the Kruger.
Here are some from a trip a couple of years ago.

A matryoshka doll of elephants. Isn’t that the collective noun?


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My New Yoga Mat


I bought a new yoga mat. It is soft, yet firm, with excellent grip. The powder blue mat makes me think of soft skies and gentle seas. It’s so comfortable it’s like doing yoga on a hug. And yet, I feel a curious attachment to my old grey mat.

After my first stint in South Korea I stayed with my eldest sister in Australia. She gave me the best gift: a month’s worth of sessions at the local yoga centre. Previously, my experience with yoga had been based on books and videos. It was wonderful to have an experienced teacher to guide me and a class of fellow yogis with whom to practice.

My next stop before heading home was with my elder sister in Ireland. Hearing about how much I loved my yoga sessions in Australia, she bought me what would become a constant companion: a grey yoga mat.

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