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Random Suzanne

Life is too interesting to stick to doing one thing…

Welcome to my playground where I explore new ideas, comment on things I probably ought not to, talk about my ideas for my Classics studies, and share my never-ending explorations into things that excite me. Hopefully you’ll find something that arouses your curiosity…

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Ponte: Tower of Dreams

Ponte: Tower of Dreams

In 1975, the Ponte tower in Johannesburg’s Berea was sparkling and new and highly desirable. Its 464 apartments were 90% let, including the one- and two-bedroomed luxury flats on floors 41-46; the luxury three-bedroomed flats on floors 47-50; and  the ultra-luxury...

Full-length versions of Euripides’ & Seneca’s Trojan Women

Full-length versions of Euripides’ & Seneca’s Trojan Women

If, like me, you're working with Eurpides' and Seneca's Troades or Trojan Women texts, you might find it helpful to see how modern theatre groups interpret these works. Obviously I was, which is why I spent several days scouring the internet and watching all the plays...

Being a company owner in the UK: the end of the affair

Being a company owner in the UK: the end of the affair

I grew up with a British-born father, who, even though he moved over to South Africa at the tender age of 3 years old, was quite the lover of the mother country. In some respects, he was more British than that Brits, having been brought up as an immigrant in a new...

The Man in New Orleans

The Man in New Orleans

After much deliberation I’ve started a personal podcast that I am calling “Random Acts of Suzanne” in which I plan to chat about “Random Acts of Kindness”. This is the first episode and it features a short story about a chap I met in New Orleans in 2001.

Are we just going in circles? Maybe not.

Are we just going in circles? Maybe not.

I came across an incredibly inspiring quote today from Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun”. If you’ve ever felt despair, convinced that the human race is trapped in an unbreakable circle, then this is for you.

In Defence of Open-Mindedness

In Defence of Open-Mindedness

Last week, we stayed in a lovely B&B in a medieval town called Dürnstein in Lower Austria. The people were wonderful, the food delicious, the wine even better but the weather… Meh. It could have been better, especially considering that my winter and cold-weather...

Literacy first, please

Literacy first, please

I’m a big supporter of literacy projects, whatever the language, and whilst oral storytelling imparts a number of literacy skills, the ability to actually read is fundamental, and often something that readers take for granted. With literacy in mind, I thought I’d...

Is Zero Waste Living Really Zero Waste?

Is Zero Waste Living Really Zero Waste?

I read a lot of books and articles that talk about Zero Waste living, and at some point I realised that I “thought” that I knew what “zero waste living” meant but that I’d never spent time looking into the “movement” and identifying what this is. The definition...