Monthly Archives: April 2016


SPOT THE DIFFERENCE! I love South Africa..and it was why I retired there from the UK and here I will end my days. Having emigrated with my parents in 1947, I went to school in Johannesburg and, as young children do, quickly started to speak Afrikaans as my second language (sadly lost .. ‘Don’t use it lose […]

‘Peter Pan Syndrome’ Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

  When I was at one of my first schools, I won a prize (I think it was for reading) which was the story of Peter Pan. The book, I now realise had a profound and lasting effect on me, not the least in how it was my first experience of love. Wendy was her […]

Highly Sensitive People ~ Wandering Minds

“Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing […]