Calling Santa’s elves!

“Calling all Santa’s elves! Your help is needed!” came the call via SMS a couple of weeks ago. As you may remember from previous years, my friend Colette runs her own bakery, known as Cakes and Desserts. She and her team have been hard at work, mixing and kneading, and stirring and cutting, and folding…

Sacred Elephant is coming to New York City in September 2013!

Residents (and September visitors) of New York City – you are soooo lucky! It is sure to be an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Sacred Elephant, the beautifully lyrical and heart-stirring dramatic monologue by Heathcote Williams that has been transformed into a one-man stage play by director Geoffrey Hyland and talented actor Jeremy Crutchley, is coming to New York City.

Charon the Ferryman – and his spooky friend – are floating on the Black River

Two or three weeks ago, a blue-green boat with a strange cloaked figure sitting inside it suddenly appeared on the Black River, just north of the bridge where Raapenberg Road goes underneath Kromboom Parkway (or the M5).

Initially, I thought it was a fisherman, which struck me as rather peculiar: our urban rivers have become so severely polluted and toxic with chemicals in recent decades, that I’m not sure it would be safe to eat any of the fish living in those waters! When the figure was still in the same spot a day or two later, I realised it wasn’t in fact a live fisherman but some strange sort of artwork.

Walking around with Flat Kathy: An introduction to a magical world?

It is not easy to walk around with Flat Kathy.

For all strangers, or rather, people whom Flat Kathy hasn’t yet demanded I introduce her to, she is simply a sheet of sunshine yellow paper on a stick. With a couple of buttons and some woolly hair sewn on. She is, I freely admit it, “a bit odd”.

Flat Kathy’s new blog is flourishing

It was only a couple of days ago, that I told you about our visitor from overseas – Flat Kathy. She arrived here from Nova Scotia, Canada, last Friday.

She immediately asked me to help her create a blog for her: And much to my amazement, she has been a prolific writer, having just published her 21st post. At first, she was keeping me very busy with all her dictation, but now I just switch on the laptop for her, and let her tappity-tappity away as much as she likes.

Looking back on an exciting year of being published!

Last year, I wrote and submitted a number of articles to the Pinelands Muse community magazine and the Reserve Force Volunteer magazine, as well as the Equestrian Express and the Sawubona in-flight magazine of South African Airways, our national carrier. In order to update my CV at the start of January, I compiled a list, which I thought I’d share with you, in case you are curious.

Santa’s Elves lend a Helping Hand to a Friend

A couple of weeks ago, an invitation arrived from my friend Colette, who owns and runs a bakery, known as Cakes and Desserts. In the run-up to Christmas, and in keeping with the German tradition, she and her team have been baking traditional Stollen and all my favourite German Weihnachtsgebäck, and yes – she is again making ginger bread houses too, as they proved so popular last year.