11 January 2019

Insomnia: a blessing or a curse?


The insomnia battle was full on this week...

Sleeping problems have been a part of my life ever since I was a child. I never needed much sleep as an infant and when I was about twelve years old, my lack of sleep turned into insomnia. It turned out to be a blessing as well as a curse. Insomnia is the love-hate relationship that I cannot get rid of.


27 December 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year




It has been a while, but I could not let 2018 pass by without posting anything. What better time than to do this in the middle of the holiday season? This truly is my favourite time of the year. There are so many layers to why I love this time of the year so much.

27 February 2017

Trevor Noah's 'Born a Crime'


A good friend told me that I should really REALLY read the book Born a Crime. So I did because of the second REALLY. You don’t understand… whenever somebody from South Africa tells you really REALLY, they really mean REALLY.

17 July 2016

To the moon & stars, infinity x infinity



Ever since I was a little girl, the moon and the stars have always fascinated me. There is something magical about the darkness, a clear sky, shiny stars and bright moon. Looking up above in the middle of the night is one of my favourite things to do. I often get lost in thought when I look up at the sky.

25 April 2016

Soundtrack of my life




Music is a universal language. It often expresses feelings, thoughts and emotions that words cannot expres. This gave me an idea to start a project with my students and the outcome of it overwhelmed my heart in an unexpected way.

24 March 2016

24/7 news



For the last 19 months, I have been trying to avoid the news as much as I can. This is not always possible, since there is so much happening in our world. I talked about it in class with my students yesterday and it gave me a lot to think about.

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