Monday Musings 13 September: Business in the front, party at the back

Monday Musings 13 September: Business in the front, party at the back 1

What is short in front and long at the back? Did you guess the mullet?  Yes, really. We’re talking mullets in today’s Monday Musings. And why not? With so little to smile about for so long now (18 months plus), perhaps it’s time to have a little fun. And after our family meeting last night, we’re all feeling rather buoyant.   In the tiny commune of Chéniers in central France last week, an altogether […]

Monday Musings 6 September: Are you on my wavelength?

Monday Musings 6 September: Are you on my wavelength? 7

Buckle up control freaks. Word on the street is that it is the natural tendency of things to lose order, yep unravel.   Nothing stays the same without a little maintenance. Gardens get overrun with weeds. Unoiled wheels get squeaky. Things begin to sag. Bingo wings anyone?   None of these things on their own would normally push us […]

Monday Musings 30 August: What if we told you there’s no app for that?

Monday Musings 30 August: What if we told you there’s no app for that? 13

The sound of quiet steps through a museum, the texture of sand under your feet, the magic of building a snowman in a winter wonderland (like we experienced in some parts of KZN this weekend), or the aromas of street food just cannot be captivated through an app, no matter how smart your phone.  It’s almost hard to […]

Monday Musings 23 August: Have you lost your North Star? 

Monday Musings 23 August: Have you lost your North Star?  19

Remember the time when getting lost was a hot trend in travel? In 2011, the BBC even went as far as writing a guideline on how to go about ‘getting lost’ while on holiday.  Fast forward 10 years and we’re all feeling a little lost. And not in a good way. Ever since that nasty little virus turned our […]

Monday Musings 16 August: Overthinkers Anonymous

Monday Musings 16 August: Overthinkers Anonymous 25

Join the club. Anxiety, procrastination, imposter syndrome and overthinking. Do you know what they have in common? They’re all a sign of overwhelm, stress and impending burnout. And they can derail your day – affecting your creativity and productivity. If you let them. When you’re faced with uncertainty and fear (and the current global situation continues to […]

#TravelTuesday 10 August: Yes, Grannies can Kickbox and Barbie is a Scientist

#TravelTuesday 10 August: Yes, Grannies can Kickbox and Barbie is a Scientist 31

Ever heard of Beatrice Nyariara? Probably not. You may not know her name. She may not make a difference in your life. But for the women in her community, Beatrice and her female sidekicks are taking one kick forward each day to empower and change their society.   Meet the “Kickboxing Grannies of Korogocho.” 75-year- old Beatrice and her female counterparts live in Korogocho, […]

Monday Musings 02 August 2021: Going for green and gold

Monday Musings 02 August 2021: Going for green and gold 40

What do a 13-year-old skateboarder, British BMX star and swimming ‘Schoenmaker’ all have in common? They’ve all won Olympic golds in Tokyo this past week. Newsflash: they also all happen to be women.   Sorry gents, we love you, but there was clearly no way you were going to escape an August Monday Musings without an outpouring of “I am woman, hear me roar”. We […]

Monday Musings 19 July 2021: We’ve got this, South Africa!

Monday Musings 19 July 2021: We’ve got this, South Africa! 47

Full disclosure: I’m in Belgium. That’s right: with two teenagers in tow, I braved COVID tests, quarantines, weird and wacky new airport rules (did you know that they now ask you to take all electronics and all cables out of your bag at security at ORTIA?), and travelled long-haul for the first time in two […]

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Monday Musings 12 July 2021: Dear Intern

Monday Musings 12 July 2021: Dear Intern 53

We’ve thought long and hard about pressing send on this week’s mailer. Because it hasn’t been a great day. Because colleagues and friends have been affected by the violence and unrest in KZN. Because there is a lot going on. If you’re feeling the same despair and anxiety – please park this and revisit it […]