Category: Memoires

  • Creative non-fiction writing: Last lesson

    Week six, lesson six  Three days of writing  It’s Wednesday. I’m home on my own. The kids are at school, and grownups are at work. I’m in the main home, in the lounge. Minicomputer on my lap, sitting in a recliner chair. Luigi and Molly, the two Yorkshire terriers, are snoozing. Luigi is wheezing like […]

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  • 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 […]

  • I had a Valentine present today

    Thank you, dear Valentine

  • Trompie Sept 2010- Dec 29, 2020

    Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big.” – Erica Jong https://kidadl.com/articles/dog-memorial-quotes-to-honor-your-furry-friends

  • With love and fond memories.

    August 18, 1993 Shot himself August 20, 1993 life support switched off August 26 1993 burial Mooifontein Cemetry, Kempton Park.

  • Lovely winters morning in Upper Hutt.

    Brrrrrrr, it is/was cold today on my son’s birthday. Snow on the hills after last night’s cold blast passing over us. I took the photos at about 9am this morning while walking Trompie. Halfway some hail fell and we had to take a bit of shelter against a garage door. Lucky for us the wind […]

  • 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 […]

  • Camp NaNoWriMo: 40 000 words edited.

    You unlocked a badge Write 40,000 Words: You earned this badge by updating your word count at 40,000 words. You’re 80% of the way there.

  • Camp NaNoWriMo 2021: 26,624 words edited

    You unlocked a badge Write 25,000 Words: You earned this badge by updating your word count at 25,000 words. You are halfway there!

  • NaNoWriMo Camp: I started!

    I started writing today. Did 369 words.

  • Creative Writing: Mobile phone

    Words: traffic, mobile phone, bathroom, tertiary education, never forgotten Mobile Phone Technology isn’t what it was  30 years ago. First, our telephone system turned from wired lines to wireless phones. The term mobile means you can take it with you where ever you go. Today you don’t require a PC or a laptop, merely use […]

  • Creative Writing: A special friend.

    A person in my life who understood and touched me. On Saturday evening, I received an unexpected WhatsApp call from Adrie, a valuable friend in South Africa. Surprising because we haven’t communicated in more than a year. Why am I writing about Adrie?  Our friendship is unique. I met Adrie on a “scrap away week”. […]