Cape Town


  • Can you remember a time when you last got SUPER excited?

    Can you remember a time when you last got SUPER excited?

    Alright, I’m ridiculously late to the party, but I’ve been bingewatching literally EVERYTHING the VlogBrothers (Hank and John Green) make on YouTube, because I need the good feels these days and I’m also running out of steam with regard to, you know…hopes, dreams, ambition! And four minutes of one of these nutjobs ranting about something […]

  • A childhood memory that arrived unexpectedly and didn’t leave

    A childhood memory that arrived unexpectedly and didn’t leave

    In the 90s: Winter. Cape Town. It is dark, very early in the morning. School holidays have begun. Rain slashes the windscreen of our old, rusted Datsun, the one with the hole in the floor that we could stick our fingers through or peer in to watch the tarred road whizz by beneath. The daily […]

  • Dating Tales: The worst, the best and the one that ended in a podcast.

    Dating Tales: The worst, the best and the one that ended in a podcast.

    I have written about divorce, parenting, and falling in love again, but I have avoided talking about dating because it can read so much like gossip if I make it personal, and it has been a sort of all-over-the-place experience over this past year and hard to adequately sum up. But a former Tinder date […]

  • Google Image Search Makes a Mockery of My Dreams

    Google Image Search Makes a Mockery of My Dreams

    I’m, like, proper grown up now. For my last birthday I received from my partner a toolbox and a barbell. Life has become about the practical. My dad also saw fit to give me a book on raising calm children, so I spent the weekend trying to train my baby like that dog in Vendetta […]

  • Precious words and important advice

    Months have passed since my last post. Much has happened, of course, most notably my sheer and utter neglect of most of my pastimes and projects (duh, like this blog). So instead of feeling sorry about it, I’m going to relish in a little streak of obnoxiousness by saying that it secured me a some […]

  • OVERHEARD… in Woodstock

    “Do you want a free coffee?” (Eagerly) “Yes!” “Sure, those guys are giving them out to promote their shop” Man shakes his head uncertainly in response. “But I can’t go in there” looking at his clothes. “Why?” “Look at me. It’s too nice inside.”