Back in my South Africa lifetime, the day arrived when the doc uttered those dreaded words, “Ann, you have to give up drinking alcohol.” “Oh!” “Yes. If you don’t, you will die. And soon.” Well that was squarely to the point, so after going straight to the pub for a consolatory drink, the very next … Continue reading THE PETIT FOUR ENCOUNTER
A paperless society is fast taking over in many spheres of life, but especially in the world of Insurance. No forms in an envelope delivered in the post. No filling them in, taking copies then posting the originals back – in another envelope, with a stamp. I’m all for saving trees and our planet but … Continue reading The Pain of Paperless
I wrote this a few years ago and posted it on a Writers' website I belonged to at the time. A thread on my favourite Facebook Group - We Love Memoirs - brought it back to mind today, so I thought I'd share it with you until I get around to posting something 'proper'. … Continue reading That’s When the Big Fight Started.
This little real-life tale emanates from when we lived in Fourways, a northern suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa several years ago. I blamed the man with the weedkiller. He had been to our house the day before to treat our lawn for an infestation of weeds and said that after 24 hours I should give … Continue reading Fried Fish and Sympathy