Welcome to my blog.
I started my blog in April 2011, hit my 100th post in July 2014, and I’m still blogging away. To date over 230 posts. But now (2017) I’ve decided to split my posts between Despatches and a new, Book orientated blog . It’s called The Booksmith, here’s the link: http://thebooksmithblog.wordpress.com
Books and reading are my passion which I’d like to share with others. But this said, I also enjoy writing about just about everything else – for example Tarot, Mahjongg, cooking, social issues, current events, politics, a travelogue or maybe a piece of my flash fiction or short fiction; Occasionally my cat, Chocolat, adds a short bulletin about what’s going on in our lives.
This is the joy of having one’s own blog: I can write what I like. The following quote is a perfect description of Despatches from Timbuktu:
soapbox: an improvised platform used by a self-appointed, spontaneous, or informal orator; broadly : something that provides an outlet for delivering opinions [Miriam-Webster Online]
Why the Timbuktu title ? This African city was once a centre for learning, scholarship, and books. But I live way, way further south than the fabled city. I’m writing from a Southern African perspective. I live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world : Cape Town.
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