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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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When Even the Gypsies Settle

gypsy ˈdʒɪpsi/ noun 1. a member of a travelling people with dark skin and hair, traditionally living by itinerant trade and fortune telling. Gypsies speak a language (Romany) that is related to Hindi and are believed to have originated in South Asia. synonyms: Romany, Rom, chal, chai, gitano, gitana, tzigane, Zingaro, Zigeuner,zingana, didicoi; More 2. informal a nomadic or free-spirited Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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100 days of happiness

happiness ˈhapɪnɪs/ noun 1. the state of being happy. “she struggled to find happiness in her life” synonyms: contentment, pleasure, contentedness, satisfaction, cheerfulness,cheeriness, merriment, merriness, gaiety, joy, joyfulness, joyousness,joviality, jollity, jolliness, glee, blitheness, carefreeness, gladness,delight, good spirits, high spirits, light-heartedness, good cheer, well-being, enjoyment, felicity; exuberance, exhilaration, elation, ecstasy, delirium, jubilation, rapture,bliss,  blissfulness, euphoria, beatitude, transports of delight;  heaven,paradise, seventh heaven, cloud nine;  humorousdelectation; rarejouissance “her eyes shone with happiness” So, recently I’ve had several friends invite me to take part Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Murdering a Gypsy

A little part of myself died earlier today. And not just the skin cells I lost in the shower. No, it goes way deeper than that! As I tidied the garage this morning (or mostly just moved a lot of stuff around to find other stuff) I found little trinkets Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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HELP!!!!

I had a moment of weakness this week. Trust me, it doesn’t happen very often (which is why I can fix tyres with nothing but grass,  petrol and a match; and how I know my limitations when carrying a month’s worth of supply shopping home on a bicycle; and why Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Nowhere : The Trees of Tincurrin

Ever wonder how to possibly survive six weeks in the middle of nowhere?? *Nowhere* being 58km from the nearest shop and a little over 15km from the nearest pub… a town with a population of 7.5 humans, 300 odd kangaroos, about a billion mosquitoes and a trillion trees?? …This is Tincurrin for Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago