Category: Memoirs

  • 5-minute Memoir writing: Washday

    This is my week two assignment. Washday  I tell the story of having no power(electricity) while living on a small holding in South Africa early sixties. It’s a story about primitive living, moving to modern times easy-going life and ways. BEFORE: In 1960, my folk relocated to a smallholding or “plot” west of Pretoria. No […]


  • Creative Writing: Camp NaNoWriMo 2021

    Camp NaNoWriMo July 2021 I made it easily before the deadline of end of July! I edited 52910 words in less than four weeks. The camp’s target is to finish a specific amount of words in the four weeks of July. My intention was 50000. I entered Camp NaNoWriMo to perform some editing on all […]

  • NaNoWriMo: Camp Memoir July 2021

    Here I go again. In July I’m going on a camp again. I want to finish the editing of my second book on my memories about school and qualifying as a Primary school teacher and a twelve years later as a Secondary teacher. After that I’ll move on to my adult life.

  • Creative Writing: Immigrant

    Every Friday I attend a writing group. At the end of each session we get new words from which we choose one or more and write something using the word or words. At the start of each class we read our stories to the group. Words: meals, dentist, jumping, immigrant, traffic accident. Immigrant Immigrant meaning: […]

  • Creative writing: Shopping.

    Words for the week: punishment, friendship, sunshine, shopping, board games, beginning Meaning of shopping: Shopping is an activity in which a customer browses the available goods or services presented by one or more retailers with the potential intent to purchase a suitable selection of them. Shopping – Wikipedia › wiki › Shopping Fifty years […]

  • New project: Animal characters for storybooks(1 introduction)

    New illustration course for me. The introduction was to drawn yourself as a young child using your favorite medium. I’m busy testing different ways of giving drawings some color. My favorite is still pencil for now.

  • Creative Writing: A treasured object

    A Treasured Object Before writing my piece for “It’s Write Easy,”(my Friday writing group) I would think about what I want to write. It can take some days before I’ll sit down and start writing. It was the same this week. At first, I thought about the object that I wanted to use. I kept […]

  • NaNoWriMo 2020: I did it!

    I unlocked the last badge. I wrote 50,000 Words In November 2020 and earned this badge by writing 50,000 words. I am an official NaNoWriMo winner! Way to go, this was your 3rd time completing a NaNo event!

  • NaNoWriMo 2020

    All has started! November 1, I’ve written 1719 words. I’m proud of myself because I had an accident on Friday. My dog was attacked by two cats on our walk. The one tore my hand open and I had to get some stitches, an injection and some antibiotics. My hand feels better but it is […]

  • NaNoWriMo 2020 = coming.

    Under the bed. Sitting idly on a coffee table. Floating in a starry sky like an astronaut marveling at the beauty of the universe. Where will you find the seed of inspiration for your next novel? Plot twists, characters, and brave new worlds await in the most mundane places, glittering with the possibility of your creative […]

  • Bouquet to say farewell-poroporoaki.

    My work as before and after school carer ended when New Zealand opened the school again while moving back at the beginning of phase two of isolation. The school (principal) presented me with this lovely bouquet and kind words. I feel sad about not seeing everybody anymore but I feel at ease because I know […]

  • JusJoJan 26 January 2020 Busy

    BUSY The new word for today is as follows: prompt for JusJoJan January 26th, 2020, is “busy.” Use the word “busy” any way you’d like. Enjoy!  Today’s prompt comes to us compliments of Saumya. Thank you so much, Saumya! Please be sure to visit her blog to read her post and say hello. Thanks Linda for hosting the […]