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Namibia Beckons

I couldn’t believe that we were finally off! After so many farewells and false starts and restarts; could it actually be that we were truly sailing out of Hout Bay? For good? Morwenna chugged out of the marina and we turned into the wind to set her sails. There wasn’t Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Lady in Waiting

Six weeks ago I sat on the beach watching what was meant to be my last Cape Town sunset. Surrounded by so many of my favourite people, my heart yelled at me to stay! Why did I want to drift away from the most beautiful city in the world? From Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Let Go

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably had a rollercoaster year chasing adventures and dreams and eligible bachelors.   You may have set goals and forgotten about them. Or not set goals and over-achieved simply by getting out of bed and putting pants on. . But whatever sort of year Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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My Back Garden

There’s reason my inner compass keeps navigating to Cape Town. I’d like to show you why! Welcome to my back garden!    And if you still don’t understand why Cape Town is the best city in the world, you really should come and check it out for yourself! We’re always Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Salt, Rice, and Paper Towels.

Life is full of interesting problems. Theft, murder, speedos, unemployment, poverty, delusions of grandeur, schizophrenia, bad taste in clothing, cockroaches, the list goes on and on… But I think I have found the answer to all of them….Maybe… Some call the a problem, some call them food! The other day Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Lucky to be Stabbed

“It hurts less if I stab the right cheek.” The door was locked. I was stuck in a corner. There was absolutely no escaping this one. She leaned in with a fiercely terrifying smile and pain shot through my body… It took a lot to get me there in the Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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One Life – Love It!

Somebody recently pointed out that I turn 30 next year, and subconsciously I started preparing myself for my impending demise…   Come 30 I even thought my licking days would have to be over… And then, two Thursdays ago, my phone rang – a family member had died. So I Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Old and Lonely

It’s really amazing how one minute you’re doing your weekend grocery and vital Easter egg shopping and the next you’re surrounded by ambulances and blood… Three missed calls and a rude message later I finally picked up the phone. The brother had been rushing me because he was bored of Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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A Grave Revalation

Whilst I’ve changed my opinion on pirates, tomatoes and the meaning of life; I’ve always been a firm believer in the fact that all things are possible [except roller skating backwards through a revolving door while juggling knives and killer clawed kittens]. Everyone said it was impossible to drive from Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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The End of the Chapter

It’s amazing how life rolls on… One random Chapter after the next…. CHAPTER 1- Growing Up  Back in 1984 1984 -1980somrtthing Also in the 80s  CHAPTER 2 – Growing a brain  This is not actually me… it’s just a random kid I found on the interweb 2002 – The last Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago