As a child I spent countless hours looking through vintage postcards that belonged to my Great, Great Aunt. She had corresponded with people from all over the world. Sadly she died during the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1919.
When I read an article in one of our local magazines about Postcrossing, I felt that I had arrived. Thank you to all who have given me a glimpse into your lives and a special thank you to Paulo for making this happen. I realize we are so similar despite our differences.
I adore animals, all forms of art, art galleries, museums and forests and I am an avid reader. I particularly love non fiction. I am constantly on the look out for quaint book shops to frequent.
Travelling and learning about other cultures and history gives me great pleasure as do coffee shops, good wine, music, doing crafts (love mosaics),painting and watching sport(cricket in particular).
Some of my most loved movies are based on the lives of people: The Invisible Woman, Miss Potter, Shadow Lands, The Last Station)
I would love to hear about the books you are currently reading, your animals, your projects or anything about your city or life or even a quote that resonates with you.
My favorite place in SA is Hogsback, a small village set high up on the Amathole Mountains of the Eastern Cape. (I was born in the Eastern Cape - Port Elizabeth)
Hogsback is magical, silent and tranquil with the most extraordinary history and interesting people - many artists have made their home there.
I love the textures and the sensual smell of fabric and carpets (Persian, Moroccan). Poets & Authors I am particularly fond of are: Cummins, Roy Campbell, Anais Nin, Ingrid Jonker, Alice Miller, Paulo Coelho, Sylvia Plath, Tolstoy.)
I have a fondness for:
Art (love Munch, Turner, Utrillo, Irma Stern, Sekoto, Chagall...Trompe l'oeil
Cats & Horses
Fabric - tapestries and carpets
Museums & castles
Stairways & doors
Mountains & forests
Black & white...
" The words loved me and I loved them in return"
"She read Dickens in the spirit with which she would have eloped with him" - Eudora Welty (1909-2001)
"To be able to be caught up into the world of thought - that is to be educated" - Edith Hamilton (1868-1963)
"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are" C.J.Jung