In Her Shoes

“Caitlin, can I borrow your shoes lying here by the door?” “Ok Ma, but please don’t get out of the car when you drop me at the party. If my friends see you wearing my shoes I’ll just die.” “Do they go with my outfit?” Caitlin rolled her eyes, “LOL Ma, anything would go with…

Welcome New Blogger !

Hey everyone, remember the exciting early days when everything was brand new, although a little nerve wracking? Remember how much it meant to have all the support possible? So here’s a brand new blog – only a baby one 😀 (all about babies that is). I thought it would be lovely idea for a new blogger to be…

Forbidden Fruit

It was Tuesday – therapy day. Elle paused her 4×4 BMW at the end of the driveway and checked the rear view mirror to make sure the electric gates were closing behind her. While she waited for them to shut she studied her reflection in the visor, she lifted her supersized sunnies and briefly pouted…

Of Johannesburg Dogs and Cupcakes

Beauty Sikelela opened her eyes at 5:58am. Twenty seven and a half years of having to wake at the same time every morning (except for Thursdays which was her day off) had taught her body to wake up before the alarm went off – probably better so with her angina problems. The bed complained as…

Undercover

The girl with a bandana obscuring half of her face steps back to admire her work. Then abruptly she turns as she hears running footsteps approach the mouldering arches of her hidden world. The spray can she drops into a canvas bag clunks softly. The cloying sharpness of spray paint collides with the sourness of…

To DO, is DOUBT minus the mixed-up BUT!

Yes, we all struggle with mixed-up buts. Apparently it was Mother Theresa who said: “We are not called to be successful, just faithful“, BUT it can be hard to silence the voices in your head that tell you: You have never done this before so you don’t have any idea how to do it – you…

Could you say “I Do” in March?

Do you want to take the leap? Do you want to commit to a challenge to write 10,000 words in a month? It’s a big commitment, but don’t the biggest commitments reap the best rewards?  

I Just Don’t Know

“Mummy?” “Yes?” “How many places does the River Slaney pass through?” “?” I have one eye on the rear-view mirror watching an oncoming truck as it thunders down the hill towards me while the other eye, deranged chameleon-like, is looking for a gap in the oncoming traffic so that I can turn off the busy…

The Pools

Third of the Moon Girl Tales via dailyprompt: heard There was a man wandering a vast desert in search of a pool of water in order to quench his thirst. The first riverbed he found was really just a series of shallow puddles which dried up just after he managed to scoop a tiny cupful out of…

‘Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable?’

On Sunday morning, right at the end of the service, I was overcome with tearfilled anger towards God. During prayer another congregant was giving thanks for some of the elderly who have recently recovered from illness and surgery. It was the words “You are a God who heals” that got me. I do know He…

Milestones = Happiness = a huge THANK YOU!

Wow, within a couple of days of each other I’ve received these two little badges, what a great motivator! I’m not yet where I’d like to be but I’m also not where I was. I reckon we can all do with plenty of encouragement, so thanks to you all who have helped me get to this…