A letter to my (step)children

By my mid 30s I had not yet met the man I wanted to marry, and by then I knew that I would never have children of my own. I made peace with the fact that if I did find “Mr Perfect” he would probably come with children of his own. And that is precisely…

All that we leave behind

Life will always throw us curve balls when we least expect them. A company that made a surprise announcement indicating all their C130’s were to be sold with a subsequent wind down of that branch of the business. An unplanned phone call that resulted in a new job offer.            …

Our own ship

And speaking of ships it was time for us To get onto one of our own, With tickets in hand and Jucy safely stowed On board we were able to roam   On board we were told a story  That since the Kaikoura earthquake The North and South islands were now closer together And the…

For my father

I still have the letters you wrote to me When I was very young Tasking me with helping Mum out While you were in places far flung.   You strove to guide me to perfection Rewriting many lines, But all I heard was “not good enough” Never grasping it at the time.   You threatened…

David

Following on from Kerileng (Linky), whose images she and her family really enjoyed, we had an unexpected visit from David. Although not married David and Linky refer to each other as husband and wife, and David is the father of 3 year old Peter. At 23 years old, also not well educated, David has work,…

Kerileng

Once a path has been taken we cannot unlearn that which we have learned along the way. And we cannot un-see what has been seen. As a photographer, albeit one on sabbatical, this is particularly relevant to the way I view my world. At times I wish for a camera in my eye to capture…

SA vs Uganda

I have been in South Africa for 3 years now, since our return from Singapore. It took a year to find the accommodation where we now live, in the bush on a private game farm 50km from our nearest town. (Which is so light weight it has no traffic lights.) When we go to Johannesburg…