a broad life

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africa, travel, living abroad

On our way to the Hunger Games

How did we get here? Maybe we innocently,  maybe not so innocently, started on this road a way back when the idea of watching a group of young people living their lives seemed amusing.  I don’t know what we were… Continue Reading →



the swallow’s dance

as if he were playing between heaven and hell seamlessly teasing the world below who could not soaring and diving close enough to hear his wings as the wind rushed through them and again encircling soaring we watched for that… Continue Reading →


He faded slowly from sight In full view for all to see as magically as he entered. in a cloud of dust that refused to setttle down. Here with the rest of us twisting and turning in our self-constructed cages… Continue Reading →

Harvest time

This is one of my favourite times of the year. Although it is, unfortunately, the end of summer and the beginning of the cold misty days here at the coast – it is also harvest time. The pomegranates have carried… Continue Reading →


It was a midnight storm

no lightning. no thunder. silent.

But its force could not be denied

its presence could not be ignored

nor its path altered

More Cape Town, SA

Beach, beach and more beach.  Well we did manage to do a lot in Cape Town but the highlight for the kids was of course, the beach.  We planned to do something in the morning and then head for the… Continue Reading →

Road Trip

So … we travel a lot by car, as a family (Namibia is a big country). This time around, though, we decided to take the kids a bit further. The kids had never been to Cape Town which is really… Continue Reading →


when you said: I didn’t think you’d get this far I thought you meant spatially on this continent so far from where I’ve been and known   he said I’d get far but he also did not know.   past… Continue Reading →

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