The Gift of being a Luftmensch: A Love Story

Luftmensch. Yiddish (n.) Literally meaning ‘air person’ or daydreamer There was a poll undertaken by a newspaper recently during the pandemic, to see what jobs the public felt were essential. It fared poorly for artists I have to say. (Doesn’t it tragically far too often?!) We were considered no more essential than a telelmarketer, with […]

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The Gift of Nana’s and a Wooden Spoon: A Love Story

While it must be said that I was always my grandfather’s child (and oh how I idolised him!), it was my grandmother, my nana, who has forever been the maternal glue in our family. When I stayed with them during my latter teens and first few years at varsity, it was my nana who made […]

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The Gift of Cats and Dogs on the Frontline of Covid: A Love Story

So today, though somewhat late for Wednesday Appreciation Day, I thought I might say a very, very big thank you indeed to those furry friends who have been on the frontline, so to speak, in so, sooooo many ways during this strange and unsettling pandemic! Though they may not have the words to tell us […]

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The Gift of a Triangle: A Love Story

So this post is a little more than belated for Wednesday Appreciation Day, but it was just that sort of mood I guess. So indulge me, if you will. There is a film that I adore with every fibre of my core, and one I return to time and time again when I am feeling […]

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The Gift of a Good Book: Restorative Reads That’ll Keep On Giving This New Year

Some might say that happiness begins in the mind. And perhaps they’ve learnt a thing or two about it. Every thought we allow into our lives has the power to do harm or to do good, so They say, yet again… Seems logical enough. Who knows? Maybe it’s time we got a little selective with […]

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