On Friday I said goodbye to someone I have known for about five years. When we sat down and quantified the time, I was shocked. FIVE YEARS. To put the significance of five years into perspective, let me highlight several key 'fives'. The downstairs. For five years, I lived in my treasured downstairs flat, the first... Continue Reading →

I love snippets of conversation -- listening in to other people's lives, quietly, secretly. Is there a website for that? An archive of unconnected phrases, exclamations, ums and uh-huhs. "No she didn't!" I walk the paths of our neighbourhood, where many a mysterious, snippet of a one-sided mobile phone conversation was overheard: two women, earnestly... Continue Reading →

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