Join me and give up ____ in 2018

A long time ago - in this galaxy -  gave up Coke [the drink] and chocolate for a year. Before that i used to drink about 500ml Coke every 2 or 3 days, and me and chocolate! The Coke was quite easy and after that year i found that i had developed an anti-taste for Coke and even today rarely drink it, except perhaps after a sporting event or at a party if there is [...]

By | 2017-10-06T07:22:38+00:00 October 6th, 2017|activities, challenges, Food and foodlike things|1 Comment

A little bit of a rANT

World, i need help. i've tried to be strong about this and persevere and last them out, but i think they are starting to win. i'm talking about ants, the ones currently taking over my life. Three days ago, Jaden Smith [son of Will 'Fresh Prince' Smith] took over the internet with a viral video in which he shares some mind-blowing [to him] facts with Vanity Fair that had shaken up his whole life, including [...]

By | 2017-03-06T09:45:27+00:00 March 6th, 2017|challenges, life, tricky things|2 Comments

Happy Birthday to me: What I Want!

On Wednesday it is my birthday. i am turning 42 which, according to ‘The Hitchkhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’s Douglas Adams is the answer to the question, ‘What is the Meaning of Life?’ That’s right, i am literally going to be The Meaning of Life… years old.  […]

Writken Word: Take 1

i had this idea for a stream of consciousness kind of Spoken Word vibe but written down with no edits and so what i am going to do in a moment is ask Facebook for a word to get me started - i will pick the third word suggested, whatever it is, and then come back here, write down that word as the heading and then flow a written piece with whatever comes into my [...]

By | 2015-12-09T09:02:09+00:00 December 9th, 2015|activities, challenges, poems and other creativity|4 Comments

i Stepped Up [and i liked it] – part ii – The Presentation/Presentatie/Présentation

In the previous post i spoke about the process of crafting this presentation, titled ‘Lost in Translation’ that i did last night for the Outliers ‘Step Up’ evening, and here is the talk itself: INTRO Anyone who knows me well, knows that my default talk setting is long [51 minute wedding speech anyone?] and so short is a challenge. But i practised my talk and timed it twice on the day and both times came [...]

By | 2015-10-08T07:49:45+00:00 October 8th, 2015|activities, challenges, inspire-ations|1 Comment

i Stepped Up [and i liked it] – part i – The Premise

My friend Heidi asked me a few weeks ago if i would be one of the presenters at an event that her organisation ‘Outliers’ was putting on called Step Up. The idea was 9 presenters each given the space for a 10 minute talk using 10 powerpoint slides with a broad theme of Education. Not having too much – in the official sense – to do with Education since i got my Primary School Teacher’s [...]

By | 2015-10-08T06:36:28+00:00 October 8th, 2015|activities, challenges|2 Comments

a Prayer to Guide your Week

It is the start of a brand new week. With it come opportunities to reflect on what has been, to consider what might be, to wipe slates clean and start again, to get freshly excited for old relationships and new causes, to lift up your head once more and believe in everything that is possible, to seek forgiveness where relationships might be frayed, to entertain the 'What If?' of the seemingly impossible and to consider [...]

The one week Meat-Free Challenge? Can you?

Can you go without meat for one week? Yesterday i posed the question on Facebook just to see what people’s response would be and it was interesting to see what people had to say [a number of people claiming they could but their spouse? No way. And one person who suggested he might be able to give up vegetables for a week]. But that’s really all this is. Check it out: […]

By | 2015-08-14T10:09:58+00:00 August 14th, 2015|activities, challenges, things to wrestle with|6 Comments

Because Bloggers Play Tag

Greetings Bloglings [Wait, we're calling you that now, right?] and welcome to a very different post from normal, but i was tagged in a 21 question challenge by a new friend, Rashieda, whose challenge you can visit over here, and loving the opportunity to reveal deep and dark secrets about myself [as if!] i thought i would give it a go... 1. What is your current fashion obsession? i don't feel like i get very [...]

By | 2015-08-04T13:29:32+00:00 August 4th, 2015|activities, challenges, life|2 Comments