The first educational phases of life were spent between schools near various mines where my dad was involved; from the flat sandy farms of the Free State to the mountainous border of Swaziland. After matriculating in Ermelo, tertiary education followed in Pretoria. The second phase of vocation-and-family-creation was jump started with the inevitable student romance and marriage to Rob Kleinloog. Pregnancies and moving homes commingled with studies at the University of Pretoria. The third settling phase included the launch of my professional career as a dentist and a full-time but fulfilling twenty years; multi-tasked with other permanent jobs like that of a mother and a wife. Travel experiences and the rekindling of an erstwhile passion for Archaeology awakened an eternal and ever-present wish to write. After walking the 1000 odd kms of the Camino, I finally did some writing courses to curb my lack of confidence. At the moment my independent investigative research involves ancient civilizations with focus on Gong Rocks. Finishing the novel that was a natural result from the Ox-wagon research and writing short stories every month while being an active granny keep me busy. Reading, hiking and dogs fill the other gaps in my life.