Category: Post Challenge

Something so Small yet so Touching

Something so Small yet so Touching

31stPost Challenge of 31   While visiting a charity this morning, I had the pleasure of witnessing an emotional exchange.   Six people from a corporate company delivered boxes and boxes of items the charity were in desperate need that included nappies for different ages, baby food, a microwave, a fridge and many other items. …

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Pin-Ups for Pensioners

Pin-Ups for Pensioners

30thPost Challenge of 31   I treated myself to a new hairdresser, a new look. A clean, neat, chic place, nothing out of the ordinary.   Until…   I needed to have my hair washed, around the corner where the basins hid from the main room.   As I sat down, bent my head back …

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What Do Women Want in Bed?

What Do Women Want in Bed?

29thPost Challenge of 31   Apparently, Maddison James, a ‘sexual development consultant’, knows the answer… Mostly married women, whose husbands are non-the-wiser, pay him £1000 a night and £13,500 for a 2 week holiday.   Isn’t the whole point, while married, trying to improve with your husband and not behind his back with a gigolo? …

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I Am Not Who I Once Was: Who We Become after Trauma

I Am Not Who I Once Was: Who We Become after Trauma

 28th Post Challenge of 31 Most people find it difficult to accept someone else changing. I see it often amongst people I know and it’s sad to see how much it affects, even debilitates the one witnessing the evolution in the other. Elephant Journal has expressed this aptly, which I include an excerpt from, a …

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The Mask I Wear

The Mask I Wear

27th Post Challenge of 31   I was deeply surprised to come across Stephen Fry’s confession about suffering anxiety most of his life.   “…behind the mask of security, ease, confidence and assurance I wear (so easily that its features often lift in to a smirk that looks like complacency and smugness)…is the real condition of …

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Less Stress (my a*se!)

Less Stress (my a*se!)

26th Post Challenge of 31   Percival calls me on WhatsApp, eager for me to read the article he’d seconds ago sent to my Inbox. Okay, give me however long it takes and I’ll call you back!   It takes me a few minutes to read The One Difference Between People Who Move Abroad and Those Who …

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As Sharp As A Rockfish

As Sharp As A Rockfish

24th Post Challenge of 31   “How are you after such an ordeal?” he asks her, his words dripping concern. “I’m almost back to normal,” she teases, knowing the retort will no doubt elicit from her ‘friend’. “Normal? There’s nothing normal about you!” “I’ve no idea what you’re talking about,” she tuts, raising her eyebrows. “Come …

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We Are Truly Only Sorry When Caught

We Are Truly Only Sorry When Caught

23rd Post Challenge of 31   I wrote the below a while ago and recently thought deeply about it.   We are truly only sorry when caught. Those that aren’t sorry get it, are true to themselves. Unless…   First, the words reminded me of JM Coetzee’s protagonist in Disgrace. After David got caught having …

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Load shedding (LS) to South Africa is like Brexit is to the UK

Load shedding (LS) to South Africa is like Brexit is to the UK

22nd Post Challenge of 31   To be fair, LS is probably a smidgen worse because millions and millions are going up in smoke on a daily basis. Grand loss Yesterday alone, KwaZulu-Natal’s businesses lost R30million respectively. Areas in KZN experienced LS from 6:00am to 8:00am and then again from 5:15pm until 1:15am the following morning. …

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Resistance Is Futile when it comes to Brexit

Resistance Is Futile when it comes to Brexit

21st Post Challenge of 31 I truly couldn’t resist…   After all, it’s on every front page of every newspaper in the UK. Somebody rescue us!   While socialising with Safire, my outspoken friend who I envy as a writer, the other night in a quaint French bar in Soho, she spoke to a group of …

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Me, Myself & I

Me, Myself & I

20th Post Challenge of 31   Hillel, a most influential Rabbi of all time, once upon a time said:   “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?” Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14   I find this quote extremely …

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Coco Chanel Nazi Agent

Coco Chanel Nazi Agent

19th Post Challenge of 31   I had no idea Chanel’s dark side was as obsidian as a Nazi sympathiser and collaborator, a numbered Nazi agent working for the Abwehr, Germany’s military intelligence agency.   Author Hal Vaughan, a Paris-based American journalist, discovered the icon designer had an Abwehr label: Agent F-7124. She also had a …

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Lead a horse…

Lead a horse…

18thPost Challenge of 31   “Never use clichés!” My writing tutor constantly reminded me.   However, I beg to differ…   They definitely have their place!   The one that instantly pings to mind, and a favourite for many, many delicious reasons:   ‘You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him …

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I Want To Be Your Nightmare!

I Want To Be Your Nightmare!

17th Post Challenge of 31   A friend sends me the following quote today. I wonder what’s meant by it…   I don’t want to be your daydream. I want to be the reason you wake up in the middle of the night;