I was born in a place where mountains touch the sky, animals roam the open plains and great athletes are born, it’s called Kenya.

I’m a free spirit and have a wealth of experience riding super tubes and roller coasters. I hold the record for buying the cheapest T-shirt and I can quote Psalm 1 word for word. I long to travel more and maybe go on a sea voyage. Dancing and listening to music are among my many pleasures.

I love my furry friends and at the moment I am the proud owner of an abandoned cat who frequently gives me the cold shoulder. Being in nature and letting it transform me are important aspects of my life. I also follow the teachings of St Francis of Assisi.

I love reading books and blogs, but never books like “War and Peace”! I have worn a wig, fetched my son from a night club at 2 am in my slippers, swum in the Indian ocean, lost at 10 pin bowling, met Thabo Mbeke and seen Prince Charles from a distance.

I am an unknown introvert who loves drinking coffee and hanging out with friends at our famous Farmers Market on a Saturday.  I don’t really like superficial small talk. Talking about mysterious things and the human condition are more my kind of thing. Science-fiction movies and movies that make me think are favorites of mine. I have worked in a bank, at a church and for a vet.

I love to play and have fun and I’m learning to live in the moment! I am quite a fan of the Mystics. Many of their writings have helped to change my life, and I’m beginning to see things from another perspective.

I long for world peace and an end to poverty.

I love Art of all kinds and I do mosaic work and fabric painting, as well as acrylic on canvas.
canola fields

Presently I’m hosting of an Airbnb called “Shady Garden” on the Garden Route of South Africa.
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17 thoughts on “About

  1. Lovely to meet you, Ally. Your writing is deep and engaging, I hope to catch up with some of your posts. Thank you for visiting my blog too, much appreciated!

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  2. I loved reading your about page, so full of life and dreams. Oddly enough I just talked to my son tonight over dinner about my dream of visiting Kenya…….He has been and even walked the Kilimanjaro.
    I can recommend sea journeys, they are just so special. The sky, the ocean becomes one at night. I will share a cup of coffee please, love it too.
    Glad to have spotted you

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    • Hi Mirja, thank you visiting my blog. I was quite young when I left Kenya but it has always stayed in my heart. I think it is a great place to visit and your son probably loved Kilimanjaro. My Father used to talk about it all the time. I can imagine the wonder of a sea journey. I’m going to keep dreaming while I’m awake. Best wishes, Ally 🙂


  3. A very interesting life you’ve had. It’s nice to meet you. I hope the cat grows fond of you. I have a cat that has suddenly started sleeping in my yard. A beautiful Himalayan and I am debating on what to do about that. I have a pup and prefer dogs, only because I had a cat claw me pretty badly. I was young and should not have tried to bath him–he had a ton of fleas. Anyways, the cat seems to enjoy catching the lizards in my yard as well. I wonder if she is abandoned or lost. I’ll have to place a sign up in the neighborhood. Anyways, nice to meet you!

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