Yes we finally booked our one way flights to Edinburgh, Scotland this last week. We are going to live in a small village in Melrose. We will have rolling hills and farms surrounding us as Melrose is in the Scottish borders. For those of you who don’t know last September we decided to move to … Continue reading We Took the Plunge…
There is a powerful connection between our emptiness and our ability to welcome it. Henri Nouwen. Friday used to be family day in our home but now it is our friendship day. Whatever brings you joy I hope that you will experience those comforts; be it family, friends, or some special ritual that uplifts and … Continue reading Friday Comfort:
Dear Readers, Today I want to talk a little about my latest research project that I have set for myself. It is still very much in it’s infancy so it may develop more direction as I go along. Recently I was watching this episode by Skeindeer knits. I have tried to set it so that … Continue reading Knitting Research : South African Heritage
I imagine that many of you have already experienced the loss of a family member or close friend through covid. It is obviously not an uncommon experience these days. Here are my thoughts in these times. It is the most sobering when one finally experiences it personally. All the theory of practicing gratitude and positive … Continue reading Bereavement During the Pandemic.
We gave Derek's father a lift into the country where he met up with his sister. While we traveled I experienced the landscape as a poem: As we traveled in the countryside I began to see the autumnal earth and her layers of her farmlands as many different fabrics, a layered patchwork skirt some ploughed … Continue reading A Day in the Autumnal Country side, South Africa.
Last weekend Derek and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary. We decided to look for self-catering so that it was easier to social distance and we found a lovely cottage on Belfield Farm In Elgin, Boland (Western Cape – South Africa). You can see a lovely slide show of the farm here We had a … Continue reading 34th Wedding Anniversary
As I mentioned last week (Ferry trip across Lake Kariba) in the evening the fishing boats began to make an appearance on Lake Kariba, one by one, little by little filling the whole lake with little twinkling lights in the dark, like diamonds on black velvet. The ferry droned on and drowned out the voices … Continue reading Kamari’s story
Wellwood Caldwell Armstrong, 1969Morag's drawing 1969This was the house we lived in, in Hout Bay, Western Cape. Clown by WC Armstrong, 1968Clown by Morag Armstrong 1968 As it is Father’s day I would like to wish all the fathers a very happy day. I hope you feel cherished. I was also thinking about my father. … Continue reading Fathers make an impact
I lost you to a screen Just your face can be seen But no more body language Silent cues Body ticks And energy...Now we experience "lost connection" As the internet lags Or batteries fail
I have discovered to my dismay, have to be washed by hand otherwise they unravel. It is therefore quite a palaver and they are heavy so I don't like washing them.