I plunged myself into the depths of IT and into the bowels of computer speak, media platforms and all sorts of scary stuff that made no sense…. just to begin a blog…. to keep the brain active after 50-something
You have asked “why did you name your blog An Elephant in my Suitcase” which is not all about elephant, though I love these giants of the wild, but stories of my life and travel memoirs. Thank you for the question
Are our brains like Gearboxes – made of different substances, with cogs and teeth missing here and there?Some are perfect and the best of the best. Some don’t quite fit. Who of us are misunderstood and struggle to find our way, becoming lost and lonely? Maybe most of us actually feel like a palm trees in a tornado.
Maddening bad habits thread through my story,
some are irritating, others grossly gory.
Come have a laugh,
between eating lunch and managing your staff.
Life is full of twists and turns, changes and crossroads. How we adapt is all in our attitude, and perhaps some guidance from the secrets that are written into our hands. Welcome to my new journey with An Elephant in my Suitcase
The ups and downs of a week living through a science fiction war movie in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. We are all rubbing our brows, wondering “what on earth happened?” 7 days of amazement, fear, foraging for food & fuel together with a healthy dose of miracles. July 11 – 19, 2021
Snippets of life as a farmers daughter in Zimbabwe in the 1970’s. What a joyful time spent with family and friends despite a terrorist war.
The trials and tribulations of public toilets when you are a woman. Take a glimpse into the hilarious challenges women face when using public amenities
We were mute and frozen in our seats as the pilot navigated three life threatening hurdles to land a flight of 800 travellers at Gatwick Airport. Pilots deserve medals.
When your story goes pear shaped because the distractions have you laughing so much, you have to share
A recap of the changing world 2019, 2020 – 2021, as the coronavirus has hit us like a tsunami and lockdowns began, churning our lives about and changing the new normal. Where to from here? How about some pot !?
Trials and tribulations, tears and fears of employing domestic help in South Africa. The quirkiness of their lives, our lives and accents . My days of sailing in unchartered waters
Discovering words is intriguing and makes one realise how basic and limited our everyday spoken language use is. Read about the longest words to the hysterical phobias to words using only vowels or only consonants. Whoopee, come & coddiwomple in the dictionary with me a while.
Three best friends travel to the desert, mesmerised by murmurations of birds, scorched by searing sun, dreaming starlit dreams, meeting strange people and heading into an almighty storm – an analogy – nature vs life
The fear of the Novel Corona Virus has caused havoc in the world. We all have a story – this is a piece of mine – wearing the T’Shirt now! A Sudden exhaustion struck my body tsunami style on a Saturday morning in August. Tested positive on Tuesday, by then in bed, no taste or smell and feeling rotten. Now, end of October, a long hauler, I’m relived to return to exercise, gardening and normality. Normality – what is that in 2020?
Bye bye Kruger – so many tears. Returning home. Have you moved recently, or perhaps renovated your home (whilst living in it)? Ever watched raindrops trickling along on their own journey? Our return home after Kruger Adventure and how sad I am, why, what, how, time to regroup and settle my heart and head. Moving is difficult even if there is purpose.
War against condensed milk whilst camping . Why do these amusing disasters continue
What do you do when the shower is running, the bathroom door slams shut, the handle breaks off and you are are wet and locked outside – when visiting friends!