About Dr Di

Background information

Well into Mid life but not in total crisis yet! Well maybe sometimes, especially with memory...
Grew up on Mushroom Farm in the Stellenbosch winelands of the Cape;
Matriculated at Rhenish Girls High School a long time ago;
Married with two delightful adult children [but who don’t always heed Mum’s advice??] and three even more delightful grandchildren who never listen to Granny!!!
Has one dog, four cats, many fish and a garden full of birds;
Loves gardening, hiking in the Bushveld, birding and identifying trees all over South Africa, reading and interior decorating;
Strong spiritual beliefs: Good will always overcome Evil, We are Blessed to be a Blessing and Miracles happen all the time. [We just have to recognise them].

Wise words that have helped her through tough times:Believe in yourself

“If Winter comes,
Can Spring be far behind?”

“The Darkest Hour is just before Dawn”

“Every cloud has a silver lining” [even in trauma];

[authors unknown to Dr Di]

True Words that are easily forgotten

“If I am not for me
Who will be for me?”


“If not now, when?”Be creative

[authors unknown]

Most Famous and Meaningful words she ever heard

[aged 8yrs] from Mrs Rita Maas [Cape Town Drama Teacher] and tried to live by;

“This above all
To thine own self be true
And it must follow as the night the day
Thou canst not then be false to any man”

Hamlet- William Shakespeare

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