My most favourite things right now are a small inverter, two water tanks and a sense of humour. It’s been hard to keep the latter when the foremost givens – access to clean piped water and a reliable electricity supply
Every single time I do an Internet search, I am planting trees. Yes, you read that correctly. And you might have noticed that I did not say, “Every time I Google.” That’s because I changed my Internet browser from Google
Wrapped up in a fluffy blue blanket, I am shivering behind the wheel of my stationary car. It’s night time, somewhere in the middle of a 40-hour power outage, and I am listening to my car radio. It’s the only
When my children were very little people, they asked me if I’d been “alive when the dinosaurs were alive”. When I stopped laughing long enough to answer them, they declared with certainty that it was their granny, my mother, who’d
Today, we all live in the “global village” that Canadian professor Marshall McLuhan first spoke about in the ’60s. That’s why people like me can work from remote places like this for people anywhere. In this world made small by
Living here, on the south-eastern edge of South Africa, we experience some really wild weather. I once watched a black thing ooze over the sea from the west; it took about 10 minutes to reach us, and it was vicious.