I am totally screwed

Ask me if I’m competitive. “I am not competitive,” I will reply indignantly. “I’m one of those easy going people.” I will probably pause and smile innocently. “I’m quite happy for other people to have their success,” I will insist, shrugging my shoulders. “I’m just happy to go with the flow.” Ah, how well we […]


Teetering on the edge

That surreal feeling resurfaced for the second time at dinner last night. We were huddled around the table, six girls, eating the delicious fried cakes Norma makes by mashing cheese, egg and a vegetable called yuka together. It was the realisation that I didn’t want, or more importantly need, to be anywhere else. Some people […]