A Taste Of Everything

Is it greedy to live several different lives simultaneously? It’s uncommon that’s for sure. We are all asked when we are young what we want to be when we’re older and we either know the answer or we don’t, we name a profession or we shrug our shoulders and hope that everything falls into place….

A Crack In The Ice

‘For someone who is so closed, guarded by walls so thick, so unbreakable, I sure do fall in love terribly quickly. Layer upon layer of protection made from the thickest substance I can muster, yet somehow my efforts fail me and I still manage to get wounded, there is still an ache. As people, humans,…

Here’s To Always Remembering The Important Things In Life

Things are so painfully fleeting in this life; like midnight rains that soak the streets while we sleep and are gone by morning- leaving nothing but droplets on the grass and the familiar smell of damp in the air. But just like the plants needing the rain in to grow, we also need showers to…

Durban: Crime VS Culture

Often when I go somewhere new the first few things someone will say about the place are the most recent stories of crime and violence. To me, when I choose to go somewhere or I’m sent somewhere for work the first things that enter my mind are ‘what wildlife have they got there’ and ‘what’s…

Try Spontaneity For Spice

It has occurred to me as I stare lovingly out of yet another plane window at the egg-yolk sunset, that the key to being able to fully appreciate life is change and spontaneity. What fresh perspectives can be had from the stagnant, mundane routines of everyday life compared to those created upon being pulled out…

Happiness: Never Lose Sight Of What Really Matters

How many times a day do you smile and recognise how grateful you are for life and the opportunity to make it richer? When you wake up in the morning what is your first thought, what’s the first thing you do? I bet you grab your phone. The first thing your fragile morning eyes see…

No I Don’t Think Your Child Is Cute

There I am, reading peacefully on the park bench I chose specifically because it was the furthest away from the children’s park. I’m drinking my latte and my breathing is relaxed; I’m having a great morning so far. Then suddenly, a shrill blood curdling cry shatters my bubble of tranquillity, my shoulders tense and I…

For The Ladies I Love 

When Aristotle was asked ‘What is a friend?’ he answered that it was ‘A single soul dwelling in two bodies’. Phythagora said ‘Friends are companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.’ Seneca pitched in with ‘Friendships always benefits, love sometimes injures.’ I never…

The Blissful Art Of Solo Travel

I start waking up, the morning slowly pulling me to consciousness through the different levels of sleep until my eyes flutter open and my heart, with no alarm to raise it, continues to beat softly. Climbing down from my top bunk I grab my book and water bottle, head down to the kitchen to make…