Author Archives: GreenHairMermaid

Ozone and oxygen

The ocean breathes in waves. Expanding swells, like lungs, That fill and heave and rise Until they break and burst and blow in spray, in spume, in suds… Subsiding… Sucking at the sand. Inhaling grit and shore and shell With … Continue reading


15 today

My beautiful boy So you’re turning 15. Just writing that makes me get all tearful – silly right? but it’s true. But you know the good part of that is, I’m not tearful because I miss the tiny baby lying … Continue reading

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This weekend I’m going to…

I have 3 days weekends (yeah, you can hate me, I’m down with that) So when I say ‘This weekend I’m going to…’ I include Fridays… Swim on Winter Solstice Day at Fish Hoek (done- stayed in for 6 waves … Continue reading

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Spring swim

“Life is not measure by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Anon I was momentarily breathless this morning when I plunged into 11 degree C waves at the beach shortly … Continue reading

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birthday card from my son

R gave me a handmade card with the following message inside. Of course it made me cry 🙂 Had to share it. “I can’t begin to tell you how much I love and appreciate you. You’ve always been there for … Continue reading

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