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Musical sofas and bergies

There are things I do miss about the Cape. I miss the weekend lunches with my mom and dad where, after a wholesome home cooked meal of 3 courses too many and lots of laughter, we would sit down in the lounge for coffee and chocolates. For the record – this was after...

Things that rattle

It is an island off the south coast of mainland England and at high tide, it is its smallest county. The island has more sunshine than in parts of Spain. Garlic is one of its biggest exports and has been for centuries. This is the Isle of Wight, where we spent 4...

Pompeii

I returned to office for 2 days. Then my annual leave kicked-in for 2 weeks. While on leave, the UK government turned the lockdown-meltdown dial back. I am not supposed to go back to the office until who knows when. I relished the 2 days I had in the office after...

Office sweet office

I am inserting the batteries back into my 2 watches. The watches have been dormant for 181 days. That is half a year. I stopped them ticking when I started working at home. Now I am like a kid going back to school: on Tuesday, I am part of the second phase of RTO or...

Hello!

I took the plunge. It is all COVID’s fault. Usually at the hairdresser I delight in reading their latest celebrity magazines which I do not want to be seen buying in public. The word “reading” is misleading: I look at the photos of celebrities who are unknown to me...