Monday Musings 10 May: Keeping the blah at bay

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Five months in and the year has definitely been filled with drama. This week alone saw newly-suspended ANC secretary Ace Magashule boldly ‘suspending’ Cyril Ramaphosa in return; an attempted high-speed heist on the N4 highway in Pretoria; a West Coast wine spill (particularly sad after a tough few months in the wine industry) AND an […]

Monday Musings: It’s OK not to always go the extra mile

Monday Musings: It’s OK not to always go the extra mile 1

We’ve been conditioned our whole lives to believe that with great effort comes success. Not succeeding, try harder. Not winning, do more. But what if we could win by doing less? What if, instead of toiling each step of the way, we found an alternative path – one that was just as rewarding but took […]

Monday Musings: Unslumping yourself is not easily done

Monday Musings: Unslumping yourself is not easily done

Sometimes you just have a bad day, week or – in the case of our travel and tourism industry – a bad year.   Last week was particularly rough for me. I felt as if we were all stuck in a slump: taking three steps backwards for every step forward. And as Dr Seuss says: “When you’re in a slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done”.  The one step […]

Monday Musings 19 April: What season are you meandering through?

Monday Musings 19 April: What season are you meandering through? 11

South Africa may be walking into winter, admiring the crispy autumnal leaves and mornings that are significantly frostier, but in your life, on your desk, in your mind – perhaps you’re walking through a completely different season.   Author Katherine May had these rather poetic words to share on the seasons of life:  “We are in the habit […]

Monday Musings: We’ve hit a wall … but can you hack it?

Monday Musings: We’ve hit a wall … but can you hack it? 17

The little octopus that could! It was wonderful to wake up to the news this morning that the proudly-SA docci, My Octopus Teacher scooped the Bafta for Best Documentary. Congratulations to the entire team – and that acceptance speech brings all the feels!   It’s now the middle of April, and we’ve got another crazy, busy week under […]

Monday Musings: Imagine being the captain of that ship!

Monday Musings: Imagine being the captain of that ship! 23

The container ship stuck in the Suez Canal has caught the attention of – well, literally everyone everywhere. Even though the situation is obviously serious in itself: the ship is blocking one of the world’s busiest waterways; it’s also brought some much-needed comic relief after a full year in lockdown. Tik Tok and Twitter were […]

Tuesday Tinkerings: We’ve come a long way

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The Oxford English Dictionary defines “tinker” as an “attempt to repair or improve something in a casual or desultory way.” Sounds about right doesn’t it? Aren’t we tinkering about in 2021, trying to repair life that unravelled spectacularly in 2020?   Perhaps you’re hankering after a simpler time. An existence when social distancing, Zoom calls, masks and sanitiser were the unusual, rather than the norm.  If you fancy travelling […]

Monday Musings: One year on, how life has changed!

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Can you believe it’s been a year already? A year since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on 11 March 2020 – but still  couple of weeks away from when South Africans bought a few more bottles of vino to get us through our 21-day lockdown. Honestly, we had no clue what was […]

Monday Musings: How would you describe the colour of your eyes?

Monday Musings: How would you describe the colour of your eyes? 44

If you’re reading this, you’re either an avid follower of our weekly Monday Musings (thank you) or my clickbait headline sparked a mental image of your irises, triggered your curiosity and compelled you to read on. In the case of the latter, I hijacked your thought process by asking a question. Not just any question, […]

Monday Musings: What’s your uniform of hope?

Monday Musings: What’s your uniform of hope? 51

Hello Level One! The further easing of our lockdown levels is certainly cause for celebration (a socially distanced, mask wearing, sanitised, calm, please-keep-it-small celebration), sparking some much-needed hope that we’re getting back to business.   There is always a business case for hope – providing it and holding on to it. And as it turns out, there are four core beliefs hopeful people tend to hold on to.  Many people […]