i have a dream

while on a plane recently i saw something that inspired me again to try and follow a dream i have had for a very long time. i don’t feel like i’ve had many dreams to try and follow the last few years, but this one has been rekindled. i think it’s the beginning of more…

something that made me smile today

the cutest thing happened this evening, while we were taking a walk along the promenade, here in sea point. you know, the sea front with the grassy areas where people play soccer, lie & read, walk their dogs, run, gossip, catch up, try to get thin at boot camp, and and and… we were walking…

a super starting speech

while obama sleeps after his 10 balls that he danced at, the world dissects and analyzes his first words. i liked his inaugural speech – just as historic as the fact that we have a first black president of the usa, so it was the first time (to my knowledge) that environmental issues were out…

the day has come!

finally the bush is leaving da house… making space for someone we all have huge expectations of. we’ll need to support him as much as we can. it seems there will be celebrations all over the world today!

a memorial service to remember

not that other memorial services are not worth remembering, but i did go a memorial service on friday, that stood out from others. for one thing, we laughed. we were meant to laugh, and near enough everybody did. because we were celebrating the life of someone who had a great sense of humour and a…

first day back…

the first day back at the office after a 3 week break is never easy… especially if i need to sort out desks, ‘cos i moved while i was on leave. but hey, i have to open my e-mails at some point, so i’ll do a little more sorting out and tidying up without heart…

travelling is exhausting…

i love travelling. i can’t imagine a life without exploring the world, and hooking up with far-away friends when the opportunity arises. but i am exhausted! it may have to do with sleeping on the floor in new york for 2 nights, followed by a night on a bus and then a night on a…