As my ankle has gained strength I have ventured out to explore the little village I am living in: Lilliesleaf. First I walked with my crutches and air-boot for 10 minutes at a time, then 15 minutes and then 20 minutes. I am now walking without my crutches, but still using my air-boot, for small … Continue reading Walking through Lilliesleaf
I want to clear up a possible misunderstanding: I did not run this course, Art of Individuation, I attended it. Although I have run art workshops in the past this was a course run by South Africans which was attended worldwide. It was an intense and in-depth course which covered a Jungian aspect called "individuation." … Continue reading My Art of 2021 Butterfly Wings: Freedom
Now that I close one chapter (living in South Africa) and open the next (living in Scotland) I decided to update my About Page to being a bit more personal and up to date with who I am. I will also be taking some older posts down as they are part of unfinished series that no longer reflects who I am...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_NeiRdJsk4 Here are some photos of my transition from living at Rondervlei Nature Reserve in South Africa while recuperating to living in Lilliesleaf, Scotland, my new home for now. Background information. Originally Derek and I were set to both moved to Scotland on the 8th of August but due to an ankle injury I had … Continue reading A Belated Update: I am officially living in Scotland since 8th September.
I would like to share my daughter's blog post about autism in support of her and others who have had similar experiences. In sharing, my aim is to spread awareness about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) so that the general public gain a greater understanding. Understanding creates more empathy and in the long run potential for … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Autism
We met a bear at Jasper while walking, 2014. Jasper, Canada, photo by Derek Noffke, 2014 Derek at Athabasca trying not to be cold, 2014. Lake Louise, Canada 2014 by Morag Noffke. I have been reflecting on different areas of my life. Many of you will know that we have traveled a little bit through … Continue reading Some thoughts about Travel and Life.
I hope you are well. You might be wondering how I am doing, so I will tell you. I am so over this air-boot thing that I have to wear for my ankle! I can't wait for next Monday. Counting the days. Not that I won't still wear it but that is when I start … Continue reading How am I doing?
A short post. Originally Derek planned the flight to Edinburgh with a long layover at Schiphol airport so that we could explore Amsterdam. So he spent a lovely day there on his own, first meeting up with his nephew, and then he went for a boat trip on the canals. The boat is called a … Continue reading Visiting Amsterdam
The time came, last night, to say good bye to Derek. I was also supposed to leave (with him) but then I had my unexpected ankle surgery. Now four weeks, after the surgery, with two tendon repairs and a pulley system built up (a plate screwed into my ankle bone) and still not weight bearing … Continue reading Saying good bye.
Over Easter we had a wonderful holiday spending time with our family (Derek's siblings included). We hired some cottages on the eastern coast and it was a heavenly place called Lake Pleasant. We enjoyed a lot of time together but we also had time to ourselves. This is when I wrote this little story. We … Continue reading Blue Bird in the Cuppa Life