If money was no object (in answer to Just Griet’s question)

Desember 23, 2009 in Sonder kategorie

If money was no object, I would want to:

  • Build a proper house with all the facilities for Martha Moroke, my friend and my children’s other mother. She has been working for me for 8 years, since before Luc’s birth. She turned 50 two weeks ago, and is still living in a shack. Her abusive, alcoholic husband now occupies their allocated HOP-house and refuses to leave, although Martha paid for the house as he was most of the time unemployed. Over the last few years she painstakingly saved to build a nice sizeable shack from new material. Her crazy (literally crazy) burnt it down in May. She had to start all over again.
  • Buy a farm where I can take care of and rehabilitate abandoned animals. And abandoned babies.
  • Write books in the morning and read books in the afternoon. (No magazine deadlines to chase in order to get paid at the end of the month.)
  • Take my kids on a roadtrip through South Africa. No planning, just driving and stopping wherever we want to for the night. When they are a bit older, I would like to take them on a tour of Europe – I believe nothing broadens the horizons like travelling, especially if you learn more about different cultures and history in the prosess.
  • I would like to live in a house overlooking the sea, preferably somewhere on the Cape Coast, and write full time (no, half time, remember, must read as well.)
  • If I can’t get the farm or the seaside cottage, I would at least want a big, roomy, sunny house on the real platteland, with a yard big enough for a vegetable garden, a herb garden and an English country garden. There must be enough room for my dogs and cats and some geese and a meerkat or two. The house must have huge fireplaces and a stoep right around the house with lots of trees in the garden.

And you thought I was going to say what??!!

5 antwoorde op If money was no object (in answer to Just Griet’s question)

  1. I really like your list!! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

  2. Napier het gesê op Desember 24, 2009

    that is a great list…. the lasst on appeals to me totally!
    Have a good day

  3. benmica het gesê op Desember 24, 2009

    Why don’t you start working on your dreams. When you are old you will think “I should have done it, bugger the no money”.

  4. optout het gesê op Desember 24, 2009

    In your last point you accurately described my ideal platteland house with the exception of the chickens and silkies to provide our daily eggs.

    Have a blessed Christmas and wonderful New Year 🙂

  5. Moonz het gesê op Desember 26, 2009

    Lovely dreams, wishes and goals. Everything is attainable my friend. HUGS xxx

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