Brain Gone Missing

Sometimes I wonder if my wandering mind has gone more wayward than normal – but I have no doubt it is making it even more difficult to be me. A few months back, I hauled my children out for a day watching a free music festival in the park. Wearing out picnic best and armed with deck chairs and cooler bag, we schlepped down to the venue – only to find it was in fact taking … [Read more...]

Mothers’ Club does New Zealand

My Mother’s Club went international. Yes, we headed off to New Zealand for Jonene Sarah’s BIG BIRTHDAY BASH. And it was so beautiful, lots of fun and a might big adventure with some of my favourite people. A week before, a 7.5 earthquake hit the exact area we were heading for, but that did not deter us. For those of you not in the know, we’re a bunch of single Mums (and one … [Read more...]

Touching Homebase

  I met up with former classmates I last saw 35 years ago at a reunion in Sydney – and what an inspiring and invigorating experience it turned out to be. All of us South African immigrants, 17 women flew in from as far away as Perth and New Zealand to reconnect and, as it turned out, to re-centre ourselves. Gone were the hormone-infused teenagers and plump-faced … [Read more...]

Solo Travel

I have just returned from a 20-day trip alone, without my children. This might not seem a biggie to all you solo travellers out there doing your fabulous thing. But for me, it was very confronting. I love travelling and I travel heaps. But the last time I travelled alone was 30 years ago, and I only lasted a few weeks before running home. And the last time I visited anywhere … [Read more...]

Growing Sideways

I am officially a personal-growth workshop failure. I tried but was asked to leave within four hours. Hmmmm….here’s the story! Have you ever felt a bit stuck in your life – need something a little more, something different - but you are not sure what it is nor how to find what it is you want? Well, that is me. So I decided to go on a weekend self-development workshop to … [Read more...]