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…

Clouds

Stormy skies

One of the great delights for me, in both South Africa and Uganda, is the advent of the rains. Or more specifically the lead up to the wet season. I spend a great deal of time observing the sky as it becomes filled with clouds, sometimes a thin spread of¬†cloud layer, other times the sky…

mum

A portrait of my mother

From as far back as I can recall, being a mother was something I had expected to be. It was not exactly something I planned for but was always there in the background as an expectation.¬†Being a stepmother was not something I anticipated. But that is what I became. Call it social conditioning, call it…

Daid

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,…