On being Different and why that should be okay

Some thoughts about being different: It is okay to be different. After all, we all are.  i have spent a lot of time over the last few weeks doing a lot of self-reflection. The in-your-face realities of a deadly worldwide pandemic, my dad about to turn 80 [this Saturday], hearing of a new colleague on a board i just joined losing his life in a car accident, are all things which can make you [...]

Calling all Board Gamers!

Board Gamers assemble! There are three types of people when it comes to board games:[1] No board games people - my dad - i think we got him to play Trivial Pursuit once, but while my mom loves games of all kinds [although firmly in the #2 category which follows] he would literally rather mow the lawn or paint something than play with us.[2] Old school board gamers - my mom - basically anything pre-Settlers of [...]

By |2021-04-29T09:14:50+02:00Apr 29th, 2021|activities, games & Stuff|0 Comments

Put your money where my mouth is?

This is a post inviting you to get behind those who create the words and pictures and ideas and music that move and inspire and excite and challenge you... and only one of those ways of support is about money so read to the end. i have a Patreon page.  Which you can visit over here. The basic idea of a Patreon page as i understand it is that it is a space to [...]

By |2021-04-13T11:05:39+02:00Apr 13th, 2021|activities, Creative Vibes, Justice, me vibes|0 Comments

Kruger Park revisited

What a gift and a privilege it is to go to the Kruger National Park. Something the majority of South Africans won't get to do their whole lives. And how do you hold that thought while you decide to spend the money it will take to choose to go and spend a week there? To find out the answer to that one, you will need to sit with me and a cup of coffee [...]

By |2021-02-23T11:35:06+02:00Feb 23rd, 2021|activities, adventures|3 Comments

Own your mistakes! And move on, determined to do better.

To move forward in South Africa, and, let's be honest, the world, we have to learn to own it. Making a mistake is not the end of the world. Getting it wrong sucks but it doesn't have to be the end. Messing up horribly or completely putting your foot in it in the very worst of ways can also be recovered from. BUT you absolutely have to own it! This means humility, honesty, vulnerability, [...]

Roz to the occasion: A Brett Fish Hair Adventure

A much-anticipated-and-needed trip the Roz Hair Studio happened last week! This is the story of the new [amazing] hairstyle and hair colour of Brett "Fish" Anderson... But no good story that ends this well can take place without a horrifying Before picture: i mean, to be fair, that's the Instagram version... then there was this: Not my best work. And especially if you are one Valerie Duffield Anderson - very much not [...]

By |2020-08-18T10:40:28+02:00Aug 18th, 2020|activities, fun, me vibes|0 Comments

Lockdown stage 2: And breathe…

As of today [or tomorrow depending on how you interpret 'Monday midnight' we are in Lockdown stage 2. What this means is a fairly extensive amount of changes and release of restrictions, including the following: The following changes will take effect under Lockdown stage 2: All restrictions on inter-provincial travel will be lifted. Accommodation, hospitality venues and tours will be permitted according to approved protocols to ensure social distancing. Restaurants, bars and taverns will [...]

The Domino effect – this is how it begins…

One person gently pushes over one domino. Before you know it, all the dominoes are knocked over. The UK Zoom Last night i was part of a Zoom call with around twenty people, mostly from the UK. Alongside a new friend, Shabazz [filmmaker, rapper, goatee wearer extraordinaire] and hosted brilliantly by another new friend Andrew, the two of us answered questions around the topic 'Jesus, Race and Change' and engaged with each other and [...]

#NotOnOurWatch

i speak a lot about #NotOnOurWatch and thought it deserved a post. Interrupting Racism As a white person, i hold to a daily #NotOnOurWatch commitment when it comes to racism. This is a commitment i make every morning when i get up to interrupt racism wherever i see it. There are a few things that come to mind: Every Day - not simply when i feel like it, which is not a lot of [...]

5 Ways to Improve your World during Lockdown

Are you ready to improve your world? We are all responding to lockdown in different ways. But some people are really using this time well, as they have the means and the capacity. So i wanted to share a few ideas for you to consider [and pass on - please consider hitting SHARE and inviting your people to join in as well]. Some you might already be doing, but maybe there is something here [...]

By |2020-07-07T13:18:47+02:00Jul 7th, 2020|#NotOnOurWatch, 40 Tips, activities, inspire-ations|3 Comments
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