Category: Remember

  • 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 […]


  • Creative Non-fiction: Lyrics, typos,apologies

    Week four was about using some words or sentences that trigger your memory. Apology (My trigger) I regret to notify you I don’t know How to go? To make words flow. What about typos? And know-hows Refraining from so on and so Using a hermit crab’s borrowed shell? What now,  Brown cow? I don’t care, […]

  • Creative Memoir Writing.

    A letter to Oom Paul Kruger (Lesson three: write a letter to someone, and write the answer to the letter too.) A letter from me, Ineke Kruger, to Oom Paul Kruger, President of the “South African Republic”1883-1904.” 27/10/2022 Dear oom Paul, You might wonder why I am writing to you. I discovered we are family. […]

  • Silent Sunday.

  • Birds and Beatrix.

  • No Silent Sunday

    My friend and I had a lovely hour listening to our local Ukelele players. They could sit outside in the fresh air on the balcony. My friend and I sat inside, listening and singing along. I went to my friend’s place for a cuppa. We hadn’t seen each other since 2019 before Covid struck New […]

  • Silent Sunday: Amelia loves books

  • Party at the kids pool

    Saturday 18 December 2021 Beatrix had her birthday party at the kid’s pool. Amelia had lots of fun too!

  • Grandchildren came to visit.

    While the dinner is in the oven the two girls enjoyed themselves. Amelia a year and a half enjoying a ride on the wooden horse.

  • NaNoWriMo 2021: Done and dusted

     Congratulations!  Like a shark gracefully swimming through a sea of words, hunting down the plot of your story, you kept moving forward this month. All that hard work and forward momentum paid off, writer: you wrote 50,000 words in just 30 days! Wow! Katharine GrippCommunications Manager

  • Creative Writing: Redundancy.

    The words this week were: choice, redundancy, unexpected, email, discipline. ( I lived most of my life in South Africa, 1952-2009) Redundant 1993, the teacher’s council could announce me redundant.  It was the year when my world was entirely out of my control by circumstances  My husband committed suicide on August 18, which altered my […]

  • Camp NaNoWriMo 2021: 12 000 words edited.

    The weekend done and dusted and I did a good job of editing over 12 000 words. I enjoyed it so much reading all my stories, I could not stop editing. I’ve already written some awesome stories about me coming to age.