Welcome to my blog.
I started my blog in April 2011, hit my 100th post in July 2014, and I’m still blogging away. 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 food & cooking, gardening, social issues, current events, politics, a travelogue, Tarot, Mahjongg, 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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