THE SOUND OF SILENCE!!!

Come to think of it. Maybe those bath interruptions were not the worst, perhaps those that ripped me from my slumbers were. The rage that would engulf me on these occasions would be dizzying. I imagined him, or her, giggling at the other end of the line, absolutely delighting in my frustration and fury. The calls were beginning to affect my health. The constant interruption of my sleep was tiring me out. I was becoming irritable. All I wanted was to have a good night's sleep but found even when the phone did not ring, I still lay awake, waiting for, and dreading the sound of its bell.

FLUNDLE: A MIXED UP BUNDLE OF FUN!!

On my hike down memory lane, I stumbled across this gem.......... FLUNDLE: A MIXED UP BUNDLE OF FUN! Some people in this world have an almost mystical affinity with animals. They love our four-footed friends profoundly and unconditionally, preferring to spend time with furry friends rather than bitchier humans. Laura was one of these folk. … Continue reading FLUNDLE: A MIXED UP BUNDLE OF FUN!!

EYE CAN SEE YOU!!

On my hike down memory lane, I stumbled across this gem.......... EYE CAN SEE YOU! My dad used to entertain us by telling us stories before we went to bed at night, and this was one that I'll always remember. It went something like this, There was once a lazy, one-eyed farmer, who, although insisted … Continue reading EYE CAN SEE YOU!!

LIGHTS OUT, LAUGHS IN!!!

On my hike down memory lane, I stumbled across this gem.......... LIGHTS OUT, LAUGHS IN! Some kids are absolute little terrors and screaming adverts for birth control. Other kids are ok and great for entertainment value and other things, like bringing one's spectacles, or fetching the newspaper, or performing some such service. Grandchildren, however, are … Continue reading LIGHTS OUT, LAUGHS IN!!!

BRIGHT SPARK!!!

On my hike down memory lane, I stumbled across this gem.......... BRIGHT SPARK! My son Brent, my golden boy, who could do no wrong, was the joy of a boy. He was sensible and diligent. Well, I thought he was sensible+. Sean, my firstborn, was a crazy guy who was continually getting into scrapes and … Continue reading BRIGHT SPARK!!!

ALBERT FALLS AND SO DO I!!!

ALBERT FALLS AND SO DO I

On my hike down memory lane, I stumbled across this gem.......... ALBERT FALLS AND SO DO I! To house sit for my sister and her game warden husband, was an excellent escape for Laura and me, and one we enjoyed. On one occasion, we were looking after their house at Albert Falls, in Kwa-Zulu Natal. … Continue reading ALBERT FALLS AND SO DO I!!!

WALK OF WONDER!

On my hike down memory lane, I stumbled across this gem.......... Walk Of Wonder! You know, I think not all women was born to be mothers. Some women revel in the experience, throwing themselves enthusiastically into the role. Living for their child's every breath. Documenting each step they took. Boring others with photographs, and certificates, … Continue reading WALK OF WONDER!

TRACTOR OR DETRACTOR!

On my hike down memory lane, I stumbled across this gem......... Tractor or Detractor! Without TV or any modern technology such as is available today, my dad used to entertain us by telling stories as we sat around the fire at night. Beautiful times, and a great life. One of his tales was that of … Continue reading TRACTOR OR DETRACTOR!

DOWNING DELGADO & DODGING DEATH!

On my hike down memory lane, I stumbled across this gem......... Downing Delgado and Dodging Death! Modern technology is fantastic. Think about it, we have TV, telephones, face-time and Skype. We can actually see the person we are talking to, even if they are thousands of miles away. All a far cry from pigeon post … Continue reading DOWNING DELGADO & DODGING DEATH!

LAUGHING GAS!

On my hike down memory lane, I stumbled across this gem.......... Laughing Gas! My father was a battler. As a result, we were not the wealthiest family in town, which at that time was Livingstone,  in Zambia. We were, however, a great survivalist family, with an acute sense of humour. In the most daunting of situations, … Continue reading LAUGHING GAS!