Good morning world

After years of saying how the best way to experience nature was through a postcard, we finally did the “country” thing. It was a way to get away from the…

McNonna’s

The speech I made at my mother’s funeral: My mother would be very pleased to see the turn up. She always said friends were very important and there are a…

Passed away

Funny term “dead”. It’s very hard to say. I have had a lot of phone calls over the last week. I found it very hard to say “My mother’s dead”.…

On this day

Somewhere in the world, a child was born; a father cried; a toddler took its first steps; a yapping dog bit the hand that had fed it; somebody made a…

My father’s visitors

A few months ago I received a call from the hospital. It was the Registrar on duty. I knew my father had gone there for a routine check up earlier…

Mia. A short story

She pursed her lips to form a small, round hole. Loudly, almost unconsciously, she pushed her breath through the narrow opening. The cold, night air embraced her breath with its…

The Somersault Position

Now, where I went to school, lunch time was mainly taken up trying to get your mouth around a rather large sandwich. In fact, to call it a sandwich is…

Waiter, there’s a dead man in my soup.

Cooking or food programs are always centred around a chef or a region or both. The genre is well catered for and very little changes from its recipe and food…

Darkness of the Skeleton – A Short Movie

The following is a short movie written by my daughter who at the time was 8 years old. She also stars in it with me plus there is a devil…