An African Questioned…

A few slight misconceptions I am hoping that TV & Media have abolished… While travelling I was always asked the same questions about Africa, people thought of me as brave and courageous but I digress, the normal questions and my responses… Question: Aren’t you scared of walking around, what if the lions get you? My Answer: Not at all, if a lion were to come … Continue reading An African Questioned…

Self Defence and the cool habit gang

I am linking to these two posts again, if you have not read them yet then I  suggest that you do, politely of course.  Hayden’s Women Need Protecting and Joy’s post Safety tips for children.  Those posts really have me thinking and before they think I am “link stalking” let me explain. There are some things we take for granted, personal safety and protection is … Continue reading Self Defence and the cool habit gang

Ubuntu in a Can

No I am not talking about the operating system, I am talking about an African saying that has been blown out by the Western world. What is the real Ubuntu? Pronounced as uu-Boon-too or uu-Bun-too. Ubuntu, also known as Unhu in other parts of Africa, is an ethical philosophy held by many Africans and now Westerners (First World) that focuses on how we treat one … Continue reading Ubuntu in a Can

South African Culinary Delights

*PG Rating – read at your own discretion due to language. It is not my fault it is the language of the nation. You are warned… Before you arrive: All tourists visiting South Africa should come hungry and with an open mind. Please do not take this suggestion lightly as it is well known that have a severe love for food and grape juice. South … Continue reading South African Culinary Delights

Be true… Be open… Live

First published Nov 1, 2007 How can life be as it is without the hearts of others, how can life be as it is without the symbolism of this world? In reality it is such a chaotic place to be, all the signals, messages and hearts beating different tunes. Have you ever walked into a crowed room and been overwhelmed by the internal noise of … Continue reading Be true… Be open… Live

The one thing I DONT want to understand about WAR…

Politics, war and me don’t really get along.  I mean I understand it though I deny it, I know what is going on in the countries, I deny this as well. Why? Because it upsets me too much to even go there, to think about it or to discuss it.  I see the whole and I feel it deeply, when I look at images like … Continue reading The one thing I DONT want to understand about WAR…

A mixed world of polar bear differences

It shocked me today to hear out of an eight year olds mouth that he didn’t believe in charity.  At first I thought he was joking and made the comment that it couldn’t be true only to hear him confirm that he doesn’t believe in charity.  He went on to say that he has never seen it, the only charity he has ever seen is … Continue reading A mixed world of polar bear differences

The story of the Mouse Trap

In one day I received this from two people and felt that the moral of this story is one close to my heart, perhaps more so in light of recent events, because of the people who have stood by me, helped me, had my back… perhaps you will smile, perhaps it is food for thought… either way thank you, this mouse is a very very happy … Continue reading The story of the Mouse Trap