Shake That Thang

Over the weekend, my family accompanied my brother to the “umembeso” of his bride in Lesotho. This involved meeting her family, dressing her in our cultural attire and welcoming her to the family. The journey was long and eventful. It was there that we learned that every road had has a potholed lining.  Part of…

Mr Ice Cream Man

As I prepare to have my supper after a long day, I hear the faint sound of music approaching the house. It’s a rather high pitched sound and at first I think it’s my annoying neighbour. However, as the sound draws near, I’m certain (from the genre) that it’s not him (well…not today). The sound…

The tailor shop

I have a skirt that’s an awkward length, it’s almost half way between my knees and calves and I’m always tripping in it. In an attempt to support local small businesses where I can, I popped into a small tailor shop to have it altered. I was in a bit of a rush; really I…

Days Gone By

Gone are the days when shepherds were free to graze their livestock on the plentiful plains and valleys near their homes. Gone are the days when horses could trot along make-shift pathways and stop to nibble on the juicy, green grass along the way. Gone are the days when animals could haphazardly stop at fresh…

Be your own accessory!

When I had long hair, my biggest problem was finding a hair band to tie it up. Every morning, I would search through my room for a hair band. I would spend a good fifteen minutes each time I had to go out. I would look absolutely EVERYWHERE! Exasperated, I would finally take a moment,…

“it’s not how you fall but how you get up”

 Wise people say: “it’s not how you fall but how you get up”. If you too are on this journey called life. You’ll know that this is very true. You’ll have no doubt experienced disappointment, loss and heartache. Following which, true to the phrase above you’ll have experienced: delight, success and joy. In its…

Ignorance was bliss!

How much of what goes into flying a plane do you know about? Are you one of those people who merely travelling from A to B without really knowing what happened? Are you just pleased that you have arrived at your destination. More importantly, do you want to know? And how much would you want…

It’s complicated?

As we grow older, life seems to become more complicated. The tests at school are harder; navigating through university is more intricate. Then the pressures of work set in, bringing their own set of complications and of course our relationships get more complicated. With so much happening, some things need to remain less uncomplicated. Things…

A little bit of Yoda

Today I woke up to the theme song to Stars Wars, my phone was ringing. Yep, despite many protests from family and friends, it’s my ringtone and no, I will not be changing it, I love it.  I met Yoda for the first time in 2007, long after he came into being. (Shocked, I was…

Wherefore art thou winter boots?

Crispy cold mornings and darkened morning skies; Muted morning birds and chimneys streaming smoke into the morning and evening air; additional heaters in every store; the strong herb smell of hearty soups and fewer people in and around the gym as the annual work out hiatus begins. A sure sign that winter is indeed making…