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If you can dream it you can achieve it.

On the 8 July 2020 I decided to start making a difference in my life and to change my lifestyle. I had ballooned to a whopping 152kg after giving up smoking and felt that my obesity was affecting my knees and my health. I knew I had to lose weight and was not quite sure […]

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I am my own person.

Here is something to ponder on this Sunday Morning. As I get older the only regrets I find myself having are the regrets that I did not always make the most of every opportunity that I was presented and I regret not always being able to identify these opportunities but instead saw that as hurdles. […]

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My Truth, Our Truth, 2020!

Many of my friends have followed my story on my blog http://www.bentbutnotbrokenbook.wordpress.com and everything that I have written so far is about my lifes experiences and my journey through life. I know the book is far from finished but for now I want you to join me in my current day reality. I want to […]

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Time is no mans friend.

During my walk with the three big dogs this afternoon I started reflecting on my life and thinking back on my nearly 56 years as I walked. I began to realise that I was reaching a time in my life when many of the things I do will probably be the last time I do […]

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Rhodesia was our hope for a better life.

Strangely enough I remember quite vividly my parents making a decision to leave family behind and to head for Rhodesia. My father was a banker who wanted to make a better life for us and as SA was deemed to be more advanced than Rhodesia, he had the idea of making prefabricated walls and revolutionising […]

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Friday thought for the weekend.

Here is a question to consider this afternoon, ” If I have to continually tell people what my beliefs are or my sentiment towards other human beings am I actually living out my convictions or am I trying to convince myself that I want people to think that I am somebody I am not.? Surely […]

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Friend and Foe

Having spent our first night on the road in a house, we realised that the next 2 days were not going to be pleasant as we set off towards East London and then finally Mossel Bay. Jules continuously spoke about the huge distances between towns and the vast open spaces where seemingly nothing was going […]

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Tenacity, the difference you make.

So today I decided to take the three big dogs out for some self inflicted social isolation and a time to think about life as I often do. I took them to the top of George to a place that looks like it was the old parade ground for the army, we parked and entered […]

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Taking stock of my new reality.

Having woken up from what was certainly the worst, most horrifying experience of my life, I realised almost immediately that my life was going to be different but I needed to know about my dreams and how they linked my conscious experiences with my sub or unconscious fears. I was almost compelled to find out […]

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One persons positivity is anothers survival.

Having gone through so much in my mind, I was at a point of total disparity. My mind was foggy my body destroyed and even in my subconscious I knew that what was happening was definitely not good. The dreams and nightmares continued and strangely enough each of them was underpinned with the same basic […]