The past couple of weeks have been very emotional due to my son in the U.K. being critically ill in hospital with bacterial meningitis.
Happily, he has turned the corner and is now on a recovery journey - the doctors have told him that there have only been three cases in the entire world where an ear infection has developed into meningitis and his case has been very serious indeed.
2019 was a year that was a very tough one for many of us here in South Africa and it looks like 2020 is going to be just as tough.
I feel so emotionally drained at present that it is not easy to try and be up beat and yet I know I must try.
The devastating fires in Australia and the loss of so many animals and vegetation is so, so sad and my heart goes out to all that have been affected.
One has to ask why?
Seeing all the pain and suffering of those poor animals is awful and weighs heavily in my heart.
The fire fighters and volunteers have been amazing and great respect to them all.
And so, as we move forward in the first month of this year, I am looking for the sunshine, the good things, the happy moments - and I wish this for you all too.