Born an isolated farm girl in Grabouw district, I’ve lived in South Africa my entire life. My real education only started after I’d produced four children in six years, after I had completed a BA Hons at UCT. My sanity-keepers are aqua aerobics, cooking, gardening, musseling and life-writing, while shoe-string travel, music, theatre, art movies, good food and wine bring me joy. Now 82, an adoring matriarch of a large, challenging family, I’m a survivor who’s still passionate and curious about Life! Thanks to my deceased Greek husband, Romanos, a chunk of my heart will always pine for the Aegean. Contributing author to the Life Righting Collective’s This is how it is anthology.