What lies beneath remains a mystery… For more on the theme, visit Ailsa.

Painting Stories

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” ~ Camille Pissarro For more on the theme, visit Ailsa

Subtle Suggestions

If you have an important point to make, don’t be subtle about it. Say it or don’t say it. For more on the theme, visit Ailsa

Energy is everything

“Everything around us is made up of energy. To attract positive things in your life, start by give off positive energy.” For more on the theme, visit Ailsa.

On Transformation

Transformation is such a loaded word in South Africa, more so when we talk about social and political transformation. Nonetheless, transformation has to happen because nothing stays the same. Protea is the national flower of South Africa and the flagship species of the Cape Floral kingdom. People of the South like fynbos are tough yet beautiful, and…


“Come in. Come in, my child We mustn’t lurk on doorways. It’s rude. One might question your upbringing.” Doors and doorways keep opening up, Inviting me in as I make my way around my home country on a short visit. As I engross myself in a process of writing a book, I decided to visit…

Urban Industrial

Lots of people, fewer resources A shift from self-sufficiency to dependency Rural flight. For more on the theme visit Ailsa

Travel Theme: Stone

Well, I couldn’t think of any better way of crawling out from under the stone than to do a post on the stone itself, thanks to Alisa for the inspiration. My stone at the moment is studying, and I can’t tell for sure whether it’s a stumbling block or a stepping stone. Nonetheless, here are…

Travel Theme: Mountains

They are the most tallest and magnificent mountains in the Southern Africa. They cover a wide range geographically and as such they go by different names depending on what language you speak or area you live in. They are Drakensberge or Maluti or Iintaba zoKhahlamba or The Drakensberg Mountains. It isn’t the mountains ahead to…

Tagged F

In response to Frizztext challenge… F is for Fauna & Flora in Free State Free State is a province that lies in the heart of South Africa and also borders Lesotho. The province is popularly known for it’s rich mineral wealth, making it the fifth largest producer of gold in the world. Climate tends to be…