Thoughts on a postcard: revamped blog – what do you think?

Thoughts on a postcard: revamped blog – what do you think? So… having woken up at ridiculous o’clock again this morning, I decided that it was about time that I sat down and actually chose a decent theme to my blog – especially as it’s The Sound of One Hand Clapping’s one year anniversary; yay!

Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don’t have one true calling

“What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you’re not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you’re not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls “multipotentialites” — who have a range of interests…

Ships, tiles, crystal clear waters and big smiles

In 2012 I visited Debrovnik in Croatia with a good friend of mine. Here are a few photos depicting my personal highlights, including a multitude of colours and textures. It is a truly beautiful city.

Ooooo errrr Madame Joe!

Ooooo errrr Madame Joe! In 2012 I stopped over in Bangkok on the way back from a trip to Australia. The decision came about after I had spoken to an old friend of mine, who was also my first love. Yes, you read that right – he was my first love at the tender age…

While wondering Bali

Flying into Denpasar, Bali, at sunset, is an experience in itself. Cloud encircled the island’s mountain tops, and the orange light bathed the western beaches – I could just make out the tiny boats near the shoreline.

Being auntie Jojo…

I love children… well, the ones that have started to develop their own little personalities, but don’t yet answer back! You know that age?

Just a couple of things for which I am extremely grateful

Two weeks vacation in Canada – seeing relatives for the first time in 20 years, and really loving the fact that, had we all grown up together, the cousins, and my sisters and I, we would have got on like a house on fire, because we all fundamentally have the same morals, values and outlook…

Living without societal constraints

I want to live simply. I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books I’ll never be tested on. I want to paint because I want to, not because I’ve got something to prove. I want to listen to my body, fall asleep when the moon is high and wake up…