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Charlie On The Hunt: Natasha

Charlie On The Hunt: Natasha

Back in the Big Smoke, after a spectacular sailing adventure, I am still diligently, maybe not as diligently, with everything else going on in my world, still creating my third novel. “CHARLIE ON THE HUNT”. Each chapter is about a unique character. Only at the end does it all tie in…   An extract from Natasha …

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Attention! Attention!! Stories!!! Wherefore Art Thou?

Attention! Attention!! Stories!!! Wherefore Art Thou?

So excited to announce… I started working on a new website to house my “Opinion” pieces, and decided to stop creating extra work especially as I have worked so hard and for so long here on this platform. I figured out how to create a second blog, by grouping the posts into two categories (Writing …

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Blue Elephants | Purple Trees | Red Bears | Green Oceans

Blue Elephants | Purple Trees | Red Bears | Green Oceans

Blue Elephants The Bloc in Los Angeles, CA July 2017 Photo Credit: Steffi Victorioso ‘When you’re a kid, you color with reckless abandon. You color outside the lines. You color however you feel. Blue elephants, purple trees, red bears, green oceans – it’s all good. As you get older, though, everyone tells you to stay …

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Attention! Attention!! Opinions!!! Wherefore Art Thou?

Attention! Attention!! Opinions!!! Wherefore Art Thou?

So excited to announce… I started working on a new website to house my “Opinion” pieces, and decided to stop creating extra work especially as I have worked so hard and for so long here on this platform. I figured out how to create a second blog, by grouping the posts into two categories (Writing …

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Animals Inhumanely Reared For Human Consumption

Animals Inhumanely Reared For Human Consumption

This blog post is a follow on from my previous post Cruelty-Free All The Way. Despite being vegan and mostly abstaining from dairy throughout my life because of my allergies (and guess what? I am not a baby cow! Perhaps there’s a reason why so many are intolerant to pasteurised dairy), I did not realise the …

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Cruelty-Free All The Way

Cruelty-Free All The Way

I am embarking on a grand mission to go Cruelty-Free and 100% Vegan with the beauty products I use, one brand at a time. Resistance is futile when it comes to not supporting those who still test their products on animals, both directly and indirectly, and use animal-derived ingredients and by-products.   “If you really …

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I wouldn’t want to be born… today…

I wouldn’t want to be born… today…

A close friend of mine, James, from my hometown in South Africa, who also now lives in England, is doubtful about starting a family with his partner, Sally. James is unsure it’s the best decision for him given the state of the world, together with many other reasons. Sally is adamant she wants a child, …

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South Africa: Cry, Our Beloved Country!

South Africa: Cry, Our Beloved Country!

  My heart bleeds for all those in South Africa who are suffering, especially my family and friends, trapped in their homes amidst a warzone where their food supplies, fuel, and medication are running low. And a civil war is imminent. In brief, ex-president Jacob Zuma was sentenced to fifteen months in prison for his …

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Charlie on the Hunt: Stella

Charlie on the Hunt: Stella

Finally, I was able to leave the UK for an imperative island-hopping adventure, with social distancing as much as possible. Solitude, by a starving solitude seeker, turns into an obligation. Amidst all the seeking, I am still diligently creating my third novel. “CHARLIE ON THE HUNT”. Each chapter is about a unique character. Only at the end …

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Take The Interior Voyage

Take The Interior Voyage

This evening just before my last stint of writing, ending my day polishing another chapter of Goodbye Danny, getting it ready for publication, I realised I hadn’t listened to the Daily Stoic podcast in many weeks. I grab my iPhone, click on Spotify and search for today’s episode, 4 minutes, titled “Take The Interior Voyage” where …

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Tell Your Stories

Tell Your Stories

  “You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” – Anne Lamott   Anne Lamott’s quote stopped me in my writing drift… Who said that? Who is Anne Lamott? What else does she have to say for herself? What …

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It’s not all about blaming your parents

It’s not all about blaming your parents

Today in The Times Weekend supplement, following on from Prince Harry’s documentary on mental health, Jean-Claude Chalmet encourages men to “look on therapy as a gym workout for the mind…” In A man’s guide to therapy.   Another interesting fact – not just for men, rather for all those who struggle with a dysfunctional relationship …

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I Don’t Laugh Much Anymore

I Don’t Laugh Much Anymore

I cannot recall the last time I read Postsecret. After reading the below secret, I truly felt sad for a lot of women who come to realise, or perhaps not, they are simply fitting into society’s expectations and not understanding what it means to be their authentic selves and live in ways that celebrate what …

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Before You Judge My Life…

Before You Judge My Life…

I recently celebrated my birthday, as much as one could do while slowly escaping lockdown. Not that I ever found lockdown resembling a prison. It was what it was. Radical Acceptance: it’s become a mantra of mine. Thanks, Jenny! Resistance is futile when entertaining a fleeting digression… Lockdown is now on my mind. Oh, do …

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Charlie on the Hunt: Pixie

Charlie on the Hunt: Pixie

In no rush at all, while extra slowly emerging out of lockdown, and now working with the vulnerable, I am still diligently creating my third novel. “CHARLIE ON THE HUNT”. Each chapter is about a unique character. Only at the end does it all tie in…   An extract from PIXIE   Pixie felt instant attraction for …

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