Author Archives: Tonia Cope Bowley

REFLECTIONS: On DOGS, my DAD and the value of THANKFULNESS

DOGS You may have read my last blog when I wrote about spending the day in my office comforting a dying dog – Sebastian. Well, Stephen did take him to the vet that evening and sad though we were to … Continue reading

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South African Trip – Never Give Up

It’s been a special trip so far and it was so good to be back in the Van Reenen area where my family farmed until 1963. I’m now in Mthatha staying at The Whitehouse Guest house and as we walked … Continue reading

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Reflections

Written (11 January 2016) in the company of Sebastien, my canine companion. As I write I am confined to my office with a very sick restless, bewildered old dog. I had planned to spend the day editing the South African section … Continue reading

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Meeting a Milestone

After decades of dreaming I’d do IT; five years of intensive research on IT and three years of writing IT, a milestone is met! The first draft is done and I am about to hibernate on a Greek Island to … Continue reading

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Beyond my vision!

As I said in my last blog … I was sitting in my study reading Out of the Black Shadows. I put it aside momentarily and my eyes fell on this verse in the Old Testament: Joel 1:3: Tell this … Continue reading

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Dream your dreams and follow your vision…

Some years ago I sat in my study transfixed as I read Out of the Black Shadows – Stephen Lungu’s autobiography. This amazing story is full of suspense, and solutions to apparently intractable problems, page after page. The more I … Continue reading

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Need help with avoiding or curing RSI? Exclusive RSIGuard discount

Following my last blog here are few words about RSIGuard – the first-rate desktop prevention software by an American company, Remedy Interactive. RSIGuard, award-winning ergonomic software, reduces the likelihood of suffering from Repetitive Strain Injury if you use a computer … Continue reading

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Tonia talks in London at the 8th AGM for RSI Action

I was a long term chronic sufferer of Repetitive Strain Injury. After struggling with this debilitating condition for some 5 years I was given medical retirement – a scary step. Fortunately, with being removed from the main cause (overuse of … Continue reading

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A holiday with a romantic quest

Earlier this year my husband and I set out to holiday in South Africa – the land of my birth and youth. One important reason was to verify aspects of my parent’s lives – notably the romantic beginning of Fred … Continue reading

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Stephen’s message for you

“I often wonder about you kids out there who may be under a bridge, or under someone’s veranda, or sleeping in an old car, with no blankets to keep you warm. Perhaps you are saying: “I wish I had a … Continue reading

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