Gretchen Rubin at The Happiness Project has made a life’s work out of researching happiness. Unashamedly copying her, I use this blog to share thoughts about being tidy and organised.
Some years ago I went to a performance of West Indian steel drumming and the leader of the drummers made a speech about what drumming means in the West Indies and how it gives many people something to do with their lives – lives that might otherwise have been quite ordinary. And I thought: I know exactly what he means: journalism did that for me. So, paradoxically, this blog is a bit untidy. It also contains my thoughts about the journalism profession, which I currently practice at at IOL*.
As a journalist: Online, print, editing, writing – you name it, I’ve done it. I just never got to cover cricket matches. At home, I’m a wife and mother, sewer and gardener, baker, reader and drinker of wine. Fan of Bruce Springsteen and Terry Pratchett. In both places, I make a lot of lists.
* Of course, none of the views expressed anywhere on this site are those of my employer.