New book: My diary May 2019



I started my writing journey in 2012. Every Friday afternoon interested writers join the “It’s write Easy” writing group in our local library in Upper Hutt, New Zealand. We write short anecdotes about our lives, read it to each other and comment on each others writing.

Every year we as writers put a book together using pieces of writing from the past year. This year I wrote daily entrants in my diary for the month of May. I plan to publish it in an online book(eBook).

Opposites: The daily post, Photo challenge

Ben Huberman says:In your photo this week, show how opposites can tell a story about people, places, or objects. The tension can reside in what you choose to show — old vs. new, big vs. small, dark vs. light — or in how you frame and design your shot.

For more on this challenge click on the following  link

Male/female : King/queen


Light/dark – green





SL-WEEK 24: Machine



My sewing machine which I use to make all my quilts.

I also sewn many clothes on it.



I went for a Barista course a year ago.

We bought this coffee machine.

It makes perfect coffee!

Careful : The daily Post : Photo Challenge

The two hens were  giving their warning signal.

What did they see?


They were carefully coming nearer to the fence.


What is it?

Careful between the grass!
Careful between the grass!

From the other side.
From the other side.

There you go!

Carefully it opened up and showed its face.


Share Your World – 2015-10-19: Week 42

I had to share my world this week!


This photo was taken late one afternoon when the rain cleared up a bit.

This is how it looks from the front door at my son’s place.

Share Your World – 2015 Week #42

The following questions are asked by Cee:

 Are you usually late, early, or right on time?  

I am always trying to be early. I hate it to be late and also if others don’t turn up on time.

If you were or are a writer do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels?

I love to write flash fiction stories. The shorter the better. My first e-book is out called Flash Fiction!

Where did you live at age ten?  Is it the same place or town you live now?

I lived near Pretoria, South Africa, in a rural town called Erasmia. Not the same place and even not the same country anymore!

Would you rather be able to fly or breathe under water?

Fly is better than under water. I am not very at ease in water.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am so grateful that I am healthy and have the opportunity to look after my son’s place and help him out running his small business while touring Europe for three weeks!

I also had the first lesson or session on writing short stories.

The coming week I looking forward to my second session on writing. I also look forward to finish off my book I have to complete for my “It’s Write Easy” for this year. I am doing this writing every Friday at our local library.

Thanks to Cee for hosting this challenge every week.

One Four Challenge – September Week 1

I decided to give it a try this month.

Thanks to Robyn who hosts this challenge.


Original photo of a winter rose bud.