Imposter Syndrome and other writerly stuff

So I have this friend. She’s all kinds of awesome and I’ve known her almost all my life (for the last 30 years!) We’ve been through everything together, she knows all my secrets and she was right there beside me through many of them… She’s my best friend, my oldest friend, and my sister from […]

By |September 22nd, 2017|1000 Words|Comments Off on Imposter Syndrome and other writerly stuff

Happy Hit List

For the first time in who knows how long, I’ve actually read a book. A book that isn’t about babies, nonetheless. Huzzah! Ok, not all true. It’s called ‘Babyproofing Your Marriage’ – a book sorta kinda related to babies, but more about relationships. (I’m trying, ok)

I didn’t exactly feel this book shot the lights out. […]

By |June 13th, 2016|1000 Words|Comments Off on Happy Hit List

Five Reasons to Fly Fish (other than to fish)

When I tell people that my husband takes me fly fishing, I usually get faced with disbelief from men and pitying side-glances from women. Some go so far as to say ‘Oh, you poor thing’ while nodding knowingly and sympathetically. When I protest and explain that I love to fly fish – that it started […]

By |November 28th, 2014|Fly Girl, Gone Fishing|Comments Off on Five Reasons to Fly Fish (other than to fish)

The One That Got Away

Every fisherman has a story; a sad tale of lost glory, missed victory, of the mystical unicorn-of-the-deep that got away. The fish we didn’t catch. Only my tale is of a fish I did catch.

Winter in the Western Cape may call for most to stay indoors, bundled up with mugs of steaming hot chocolate and […]

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Dream Catcher

A few years ago I embarked on a sabbatical of sorts. I left a very corporate office job for something most people would describe as being a housewife, or even lady-of-leisure. I embraced this title for a time, but only because answering 'Full-time Dream-Catcher' to the inevitable ‘So, what do you do?’ question at dinner parties generally results in strangers looking at you like you’re a freak. Because not everybody understands following your passion.

By |November 1st, 2013|1000 Words, Past Life, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dream Catcher

For The Love Of Music

“Music…gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” – Plato Learning to play a musical instrument as an adult can be a daunting task. Feeling as though you have bricks for hands and mush for brains is not, I am told, an uncommon trait for someone coming to the party so late in their lives. But the reward is infinitely worth it.

By |March 23rd, 2013|1000 Words, Featured, Past Life|2 Comments