Author Archives: perditawayfarer

I am unsubscribing

Last week I had an amazing week. A wake-up and smell the roses, call yourself on your stuff,  “this is it” kinda week. There is this issue I have been battling with.  Gnawing at, regurgitating, “derms uitryg” sort of around … Continue reading

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What is in a name?

My name is unusual.  “Perdita” means “Lost Child”. When I first introduce myself, people invariably do a double take and try a few versions of my name on for size. So I have taken to telling them what my name … Continue reading

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Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel I have known for a while now that I am due for a visit to the Heartbreak Hotel. If there is one thing I have learnt along the way, it is as the Afrikaners say: “jou beurt is … Continue reading

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For the love of roses

The last few birthdays I have found myself saying: “Roses, give me anything with roses”, when asked by my offspring what they can get me.   I was mostly referring to perfumes and bath products, of course. This year, what with … Continue reading

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So it begins again!

A new year is here.  It seems suddenly.  Quickly, in the blink of an eye, the old is gone and the new is here. I am ready for the new year.  I am sitting at my desk in my house … Continue reading

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One woman’s day!

Four years after the birth of my son, I was heavily pregnant with my second child.  My colleagues took me to a farewell lunch and I was asked if I knew the gender of the child and if I had … Continue reading

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Dit gaan oor persoonlikheid, Juffrou!

My oorlede ma was ‘n wyse vrou. Sy het vir my net een stuk raad gegee, toe ek universiteit toe vertrek. “Oppas vir tokkelokke en mense sonder ‘n sin vir humor”. Nogal rare raad, voel dit vir my.  Veral aangesien … Continue reading

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