Monday Musings 19 October: If you want to go far …

Monday Musings 19 October: If you want to go far …

This year has been completely bonkers. An out-of-control rollercoaster lurching from one crisis to the next. And it seems no-one has been spared. So much so, that one weary Canadian has now returned artefacts she pilfered from Pompeii in order to ‘break the curse’ on her and her family. We’ve seen some crazy stories (journalists […]

Monday Musings 21 September: “After terminal wait, cleared for liftoff”

Monday Musings 21 September: “After terminal wait, cleared for liftoff” 1

Can you tell a story in six words? Cape Talk had us asking the question when John Maytham reminded us of the six-word memoir project, started by Larry Smith, founder and editor of SMITH magazine, back in 2006. A passionate storyteller, Smith was inspired by the legend of Ernest Hemingway, who (it is said) when […]

Monday Musings 24 August: Smiles, avatars and a long way to go

long way to go

Many South Africans have felt a little lighter this week, raising a glass to Alert Level 2, planning an interprovincial trip or heading back to the gym after nearly 150 days of lockdown. Family visits, beach days and excursions are all back in play, cigarettes no longer cost R1500 a carton, prohibition is over, and […]

Monday Musings 27 July: Remember to Breathe

Monday Musings 27 July: Remember to Breathe 2

Most of us have had a grim week. South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Fish Mahlalela indicated this week that domestic level travel is only likely to open up in late September or early October – with foreign tourists only allowed back by January 2021. Another blow for our beloved industry. Down, but never out, we […]

Monday Musings 29 June: Milestones and Mettle

Monday Musings 29 June: Milestones and Mettle 3

The last week or so has seen plenty of milestones and memories. South Africa marked 90 days in lockdown (94 as you’re reading this), the Winter Solstice promised sunnier days to come, Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial kicked off in Johannesburg, and, incredibly, it’s been 25 years since Madiba donned Francois Pienaar’s No. 6 jersey […]

Monday Musings 01 June: When Life is a Marathon

Monday Musings 01 June: When Life is a Marathon 4

If, as the saying goes, life is a marathon not a sprint, then we can all agree that 2020 has, on its own, been an ultra-marathon of Comrades proportions. With a moving finish line. The last week has been particularly tough (Polly Shortts, if you will), as we saw out the last few days of Stage […]