An Extreme Haircut

I'm not new to cutting hair. I've been cutting my husband's hair for the past 45 years. I used to cut the kids' hair too, when they were young. and the lad's too even as they got older, as long as they didn't want anything fancy. Which nicely leads me onto... We have been in … Continue reading An Extreme Haircut

THE PETIT FOUR ENCOUNTER

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

HAPPY DECEMBER or HERE’S TO THE END OF 2019

Life’s been a little hectic around here of late. We can dis-count my nip into A&E after a suspected (but thankfully, not) minor heart attack; and even leave out Ziggy’s minor stroke and subsequent week’s stay in hospital, because they are so old hat, and we're fine now, thank you. We can also by-pass my … Continue reading HAPPY DECEMBER or HERE’S TO THE END OF 2019

In Sight of the End

My son Leon, aka my marketing manager, asked me this morning, “Can you remember when you last wrote anything on your website?” “No.” “Well neither can anyone else, because it was so long ago.  Don’t you think you should do something about it?” “Yes. What?” “Why don’t you quote something funny from your next book? … Continue reading In Sight of the End