I need a strong cup of tea

I need a strong cup of tea to calm down and take everything in. Deep breath in, hold 10 seconds and blow out slowly. I went on holiday My first holiday away from home ended in the Police being called to my home and I […]

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I prefer my own company

I am a bit of a loner. Well I prefer my own company more than being surrounded by people. Does that make me eccentric or even selfish? An odd ball? Or just an introvert? How about you? It wasn’t always the case. I used to […]

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I have never traveled outside Africa

I have never traveled outside Africa and that’s the truth. Believe it or not. Lack of finances. I’m more of an armchair traveler. I have traveled in Africa When I was a youngster we traveled a lot by train as my Father was a train […]

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Happy being me

The other night I was watching videos online and a video was suggested to me about how celebrities are followed by paparazzi everywhere they go and I was forever happy being me. I want to be famous This is the dream of many kids growing […]

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Not my finest hour

I am at my best a bit clumsy. I will step in the only poop in the road Not my finest hour While I am clumsy, I also tend to say the wrong things, say too much, oh boy have I got it wrong through […]

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Act your age

Right through my life, I heard the dreadful words: “Please act your age” . First of all. I wasn’t out there drinking and behaving bad, nor was I smooching guys who could be my children. However, my circle of friends were very conservative (maybe closet […]

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Living with an illness

My story about living with an illness This is my story about living with an illness. During the second part of 2010 I noticed that I would get the hiccups almost every time when I started eating. I used to eat very fast and was […]

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Winter is coming

Winter time It is the beginning of April and the winter is creeping in on us here in South Africa. It was almost like a coin flip. The one day it was hot and humid and the next day was cool with long nights and […]

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Here I am

This is Amanda from Let’s make tea. Many moons ago (the year 2000 to be exact), I joined the World wide web with Internet access at home (remember dial-up?) after surfing the Internet in Internet cafes foralmost two years. I’m not sure if it makes […]

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