Month: March 2019

Keep The Change

Keep The Change

16th Post Challenge of 31   What a brilliant low-budget film directed by Rachel Israel who insisted on using actors with autism.   At first I couldn’t believe the acting, how authentic both David (Brandon Polansky) and Sarah (Samantha Elisofon) appeared and then I looked them up. Polansky is Israel’s long-time friend who has autism and Samantha …

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Intimacy & Sex Let’s Talk About It

Intimacy & Sex Let’s Talk About It

15th Post Challenge of 31   For men it’s all about intimacy and for women it’s all about sex, apparently, according to an article in The Times.   If we want different things, expecting to find it elsewhere, thinking the grass is greener, it becomes absolutely fruitless having affairs outside of marriage… It will eventually become …

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A lie…

A lie…

14thPost Challenge of 31   Dear Percival shared the following quote with me.     But…   What about…?   The truth doesn’t become a lie, right doesn’t become wrong and good doesn’t become evil, just because it’s accepted by a majority or a jury.

Rebirth & New Beginnings

Rebirth & New Beginnings

13thPost Challenge of 31   London experienced an early warm spell just upon my return middle of February. The delicate daffodils popped out like corks from a champagne bottle.   Now it’s cold again, it’s as though the flowers are trying to retreat…   The daffodil represents rebirth and new beginnings, synonymous with spring. I hope they …

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Cannabis oil

Cannabis oil

12th Post Challenge of 31   Now that dagga is legal in SA, my father is producing cannabis oil for medicinal purposes; a drop at bedtime keeps the doctor at bay.   Of course, the GP, of almost 3 decades, is up in arms. He doesn’t believe in it… But it’s working, doc. Yes, but… But? …

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All Flushed With Fever

All Flushed With Fever

13thPost Challenge of 31 Whenever I sit in Café Nero, working on my MacBook Pro, sipping a soya milk cappuccino with chocolate sprinkled on top, I think of how I met a lover…   Looking up from my screen, taking in my surroundings, I catch the eye of a man doing exactly the same. He’s …

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Anna Karenina Principle

Anna Karenina Principle

11thPost Challenge of 31  Percival, a friend of mine, mentioned the “Anna Karenina Principle” to me today. I recalled a distant memory of it being about respecting all criteria when it comes to a family being happy or unhappy. He then said to me, “All happy families are alike, Cressida, and each unhappy family is …

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Forty-Year-Old Lover VS The Golden Rule

Forty-Year-Old Lover VS The Golden Rule

10th Post Challenge of 31   “Mother, the old fiend, is taking Pops to the laundromat!” Safire shares, enraged.   “What are you talking about? I thought your parents were happy in their misery?”   “So did we all, except Mother, of course. She’d been planning her secret ambush for years and felt today was the …

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102 Ways For Girls To Have Some

102 Ways For Girls To Have Some

9th Post Challenge of 31   While in the library researching for an article, I browsed through the books on sale self, my eye instantly gravitating to the little hard cover book titled:   “The Fun Book” 102 Ways For Girls To Have Some Melina Gerosa   Opening the book randomly, I landed on page 87. …

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Books on the Underground

Books on the Underground

8thPost Challenge of 31   At Hampstead Underground Station I found a novel lying on a seat. With no one else around, looking in every direction, I picked it up and read the black sticker covering the title of the book.   Take this book, read it, then leave it for someone else to enjoy. …

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“Good manners cost nothing…

“Good manners cost nothing…

6th Post Challenge of 31   “…Bad manners can cost you your reputation…” One thing about people that grates everything within my body and brain is talking with their mouth full. First, mind the food splatter. Second, WHAT THE F&@! DID YOU SAY? Third, the view, open-mouthed food blending in full Technicolor is not the prettiest sight. Okay, …

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Only In Africa

Only In Africa

5th Post Challenge of 31 I seem to be able to smell the rain before it starts raining but only in Africa. Never in the UK… Is it because of the heat, the stifling humidity in the Southern Hemipshere? And then the glorious tree frogs sing in chorus until the rain, the pelleting rain drowns them …

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Quills The Irrepressible Marquis de Sade

Quills The Irrepressible Marquis de Sade

4th Post Challenge of 31 I simply adored the movie. I don’t think anyone could have portrayed the Marquis de Sade, the writer and sexual deviant who was imprisoned in an insane asylum for the last 10 years of his life, any better than the Australian Geoffrey Rush, who’s now comparable to the infamous Harvey Weinstein. …

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Sunday Post Secret

Sunday Post Secret

3rd Post Challenge of 31 A secret indulgence. When I first discovered Post Secret a few years ago, I looked forward to Sundays, to discover people’s inner most secrets anonymously written on post cards. Today’s favourite…     What would yours be, if you could write it on a post card and no one would …

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