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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...

Tick Tock

What he wanted to say was that he needed more time to reply to the riddle but all that Gollum heard Bilbo say was “time”. This was the answer to the final riddle in the chapter “Riddles in the Dark” from “The Hobbit” (J.R.R. Tolkien). How often do we hear and read...

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...