fiction | life

Ups and downs

It was bound to happen. It always happens. You’ll know what I’m talking about. When you come home from holidays and reality just smashes you in the face. As if to say, ‘Helloooo! I’m here! Life’s not one long vacation you know!’ Yep, that’s what I’m talking about. This last week has been full of that…

fiction | life | Personal Musings | writing

I just want to write!

(Why the agave? I don’t know, there’s just something calming about succulents don’t you think?)   I shouldn’t be here right now. I don’t have time. But I just had to write. The last fortnight has been crazy. Between trying pack, renovate, run a business, run a household, organizing for upcoming dance comps, dealing with…

IBOT | life | Personal Musings

Grieving someone I didn’t know

(image: Letitgo, Prince. Off inside sleeve of ‘Come’ album 1994) Friday morning my husband woke me up with the words: ‘Prince has died.’ I sat bolt-up-right, cupped my mouth, ‘No!’ He gave me an extra long goodbye hug before leaving for work, knowing how much I would be hurting. It’s hard to try and explain…

life | Personal Musings

The time I beat my introvert

March is rather hectic. There are 40ths to celebrate (including my own), my step-daughter turns 18, and then there’s Easter to contend with. For an introvert, the mere thought of this much social interaction sends one into a clammy sweat. I celebrated my own 40th (early) two weeks ago, in true introverted style. Just me…

life | Personal Musings

It’s all happening

Well, the past few weeks, months really, have been quite eventful. It all started when I spied an unusual home for sale in the local paper… you know what’s coming don’t you. Yep, we’re moving. We checked out the house, fell in love with the location, (2.4 acres on the creek in the middle of…

IBOT | life

The best of 2015

So here we are. This is it. The curtain call of 2015. The time to say “au revior” to the year that was. As we countdown the final few days until Christmas, this will most likely be my last post of the year (probably, but never say never!). And as I look in the rear-view mirror,…