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Koala bears, long toes and sunburn

Dear important person at the South African High Commission (Trafalgar Square, London), I understand that one of the reasons for rejecting my submitted application for a new passport is that my inked fingerprints are illegible. May I point-out that you received my...

A year

For over a year, we have been in lockdown in varying degrees. Never would I have imagined that working from home would be the norm, that my work outfits would gather dust, that I would have Skype business calls wearing my bunny slippers, that I would forget how to use...

Dragons on this island

During lockdown, there is time to ponder. I happened to look at the Union Jack one day and wondered how it came to be. It is a combination of the flags of the patron saints and their associated countries that make-up the United Kingdom: St Patrick for Northern...

Fluffy tails and crisp bread

Staring out of the lounge window, I get lost. With the little powerhouse of warmth and energy wrapped in black fur lying next to me, we watch them.     There are 3 of them. All grey fur with white tummies. They circle down the trunk of the large bare tree...

Bingle Jells

We have two time zones at home: my little home office where hours are obsessively adhered to because I have to cram in meetings and deadlines in an 11 or 12 hour working day while outside of this, time is malleable. There are no wall clocks and an old clock from my...