Thoughts.

A quote that stopped me in my tracks

A quote that stopped me in my tracks

I stumbled across a quote recently. Apparently Socrates, who was quite the man of leisure, once said that “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” And it floored me. Because my life is too busy. And now that I have the vocabulary to hand, “barren” may well be how I feel about some of my days.

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Are we just going in circles? Maybe not.

Are we just going in circles? Maybe not.

I came across an incredibly inspiring quote today from Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun”. If you’ve ever felt despair, convinced that the human race is trapped in an unbreakable circle, then this is for you.

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Too many social media accounts

Too many social media accounts

One of my little challenges in life is juggling all the ideas I have in the air, and part of that means managing all the social media accounts that I set up for all the ideas that I turn into projects or businesses. Yes, this is a “first world problem”. A...

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Ponte: tower of dreams

Ponte: tower of dreams

In 1975, the Ponte tower in Johannesburg’s Berea was sparkling and new and highly desirable. Its 464 apartments were 90% let, including the one- and two-bedroomed luxury flats on floors 41-46; the luxury three-bedroomed flats on floors 47-50; and  the ultra-luxury...

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In Defence of Open-Mindedness

In Defence of Open-Mindedness

Last week, we stayed in a lovely B&B in a medieval town called Dürnstein in Lower Austria. The people were wonderful, the food delicious, the wine even better but the weather… Meh. It could have been better, especially considering that my winter and cold-weather...

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Interesting breweries in Lower Austria

Interesting breweries in Lower Austria

When we visit Lower Austria (Nieder Österreich), we have a few favourite spots: Senftenberg at the end of May to enjoy the many wine festivals in the region and in particular, the white wine presentation in the castle ruins on the hill that overlooks the...

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Literacy first, please

Literacy first, please

I’m a big supporter of literacy projects, whatever the language, and whilst oral storytelling imparts a number of literacy skills, the ability to actually read is fundamental, and often something that readers take for granted. With literacy in mind, I thought I’d...

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Sometimes living deliberately can be tiring…

Sometimes living deliberately can be tiring…

Although I’ve only started this blog recently I realise that in many ways I have always tried to live deliberately, especially when it comes to creating businesses, building communities and turning ideas into events or services. Sure, I’ve been conscious about the...

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