Kruger Park Stories

Wolhuter trail – a bushveld story By Melina Lewis Picture taken by Monique Lister Once upon a time in the bushveld in Africa, there lived a leopard. He was a wise old leopard and the animals who congregated at his watering hole called him Mo. Now Mo the leopard had been managing the water hole … Read more

School from home

School from home   As a parent of two primary school children, I am very happy to say that I have never had the calling to educate my children myself. I admire those who are brave enough to take their children’s education on personally, and I adore my children’s teachers for educating my two children, … Read more

Working from home (or at least trying)

Working from home (or at least trying)   I’ve worked from home for over 12 years now, which may seem long, but it isn’t, and it certainly has never been as hard as it is now, during the corona-crisis. For those of us who are self-employed or contractors, working from home often means working from … Read more

Sly as a Crocodile – Part 3 April 2020

Sly as a Crocodile – Part 3   It was lonely and quiet in the house without his mother, and all the people who had seemed to constantly follow her around, seeking her attention, food or clothing. Rachel had also retired back to her village, leaving the kitchen sterile and empty. As a child, Eddie had … Read more

Sly as a Crocodile– Part 2 March 2020

Sly as a Crocodile – Part 2   Eddie was born six months after his father’s unfortunate death, to the sad Mrs Morgan-White who mourned her husband daily since his parting. From the house which sat on a green mound of thick African grass, and looked through the baobab leaves to the banks of the thundering … Read more

Sly as a Crocodile– Part 1 February 2020

Sly as a Crocodile – Part 1   On the banks of the Zambezi river, where the red earth leads to rushing water, that slithers past in winter, and roars past in summer, Edward Morgan-White lived. Edward, or rather, Eddie, as he had always been called by everyone, lived in the small hamlet of Victoria Falls … Read more

The secrets we keep – Part 4 December 2019: Bianca

The secrets we keep – Part 4: Bianca   Crystal Hammond sat across from Detective Bianca Abrahams, in the police woman’s small office, her table covered in green and beige files. Crystal’s large blue eyes were fixed on Bianca, expectant. “Thank you for coming in to see me Ms Hammond” said Bianca, “We’ve been trying to … Read more

The secrets we keep – Part 3 November 2019: Crystal

The secrets we keep – Part 3: Crystal Detective Bianca Abrahams needed time to find out what the secrets inside the ballet pump meant. If she told Sr Renee that Ms Anna had indeed died of natural causes, the sister would have closed Ms Anna’s file and begun the process of closing the mysterious woman’s estate … Read more

The secrets we keep – Part 2 October 2019: Tatianna 

The secrets we keep – Part 2: Tatianna  Detective Bianca Abrahams slurped her hot brew. The three teaspoons of sugar making the black coffee sweet and syrupy. “Here’s your dead auntie’s se report” said the loud and offensive voice of Jacobs, the detective in the next office. “How long has that been on your desk?” demanded … Read more