This fleeting life

This fleeting life

2021: Off to a (not so) good start: Most people I know were glad to say goodbye to 2020. Most people I know, talk a lot about the shocking start to 2021. For the people working in hospitals, care institutions and other healthcare settings, the start to this year was...Read more
Sitting at Heaven’s Gates

Sitting at Heaven’s Gates

I was sitting next to my dad’s hospital bed. The lights were dimmed, curtains slightly drawn. The scent of sanitiser intermingled with hospital food aromas filled the air. Such a clinical setting. Not the ideal scene for my last memories of my dad. Death knocking on the door He never...Read more
Five songs and a Two-Step

Five songs and a Two-Step

What do Queen, Peter Sarstedt, Paul Simon, Maroon 5 and Abba have in common? Apart from them making up a pretty good Saturday afternoon playlist, they also help tie this post together… let me explain. My blog posts so far all dealt with the adversities we experience. Seems like I...Read more
The Masked Giant

The Masked Giant

We are reaching the end of all this giant talk. But one giant still lurks in the paragraphs of this post, one last giant we still need to dislodge from his hiding place… In my previous post I wrote about survival in the valleys of our lives. Little did I...Read more
Rooibos tea and World War Z

Rooibos tea and World War Z

Daily comforts and battles There is something about rooibos tea that makes you want to go “aaaah”. The comfort and delight it brings to a tired mind and thirsty body is a best seller. Right up there with the other best sellers: falling asleep in my husband’s arms. Hearing my...Read more