Laugh: Settlement
Jan16

Laugh: Settlement

This is the tenth year that I have lived in the United Kingdom. It was just a few weeks ago, when I bought solar-powered garden fairy lights and was surprised that they didn’t work, that I realised there is still a lot I don’t understand about life over here, starting with the fact that THERE IS NO SUN IN DECEMBER TO POWER ANYTHING! I will never forget the day I arrived, fresh off the boat plane, at Heathrow airport, quivering in my...

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Laugh: the way I see it…
Dec05

Laugh: the way I see it…

So my latest posts have been quite serious and behind the scenes I’ve been trying out different storytelling formats, which has been really fun. But I figured this week it would be good to keep things light-hearted. When I wrote about the silly things that annoy me previously it had some good responses and a few people even agreed with me… So here are a few more*: *as always, no offence intended with any of this!  –...

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Read: Milk tart
Nov27

Read: Milk tart

image source   October 2014 On my 15 inch laptop screen the FaceTime picture transmits a fuzzy resolution and tinny sound, streaming a conversation from my kitchen in a Liverpool suburb to my parents’ kitchen table in Pretoria, South Africa. My mother’s right hand and forearm bound in white bandages, her thumb at an awkward angle from the stitches. Her eyes are a weary-grey and not the usual hazel-green. She looks up to my...

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Read: (im)perfect images
Nov14

Read: (im)perfect images

*warning: contains profanity. forgive me, it’s been a while…   A few weekends ago I went to a great talk by a woman who, by all standards of society, would be considered to have a successful career, life, kids – you know, ‘the works’. And as accomplished as she is, she admitted in her talk to sometimes doing that thing (that we ALL do) where you log onto Facebook late at night after a long day and...

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Read: Something Elsie….
Sep12

Read: Something Elsie….

  “Print doesn’t get more personal than this” Huck Magazine I sit and listen to Les Jones talking with his hands and describing how he assembles the Elsie magazine for distribution at his kitchen table, inserting weird and random postcards and prints like presents between the pages, selecting the pens, each envelope addressed with a different hand-drawn typeface, with his dog popping up from underneath to...

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Read: The thing about weddings…
Sep02

Read: The thing about weddings…

  A few weeks ago we had the privilege of attending a wonderful family wedding in Slovenia. I’m an only child and grew up with small family gatherings as the norm, so I absolutely relish the idea of having loads of family members get together for one big party, and this wedding certainly didn’t disappoint. Of all the lovely memories made, of all the group photos (and selfies) taken in that picturesque location, the...

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