Author: Frederik van Zyl

I am from South Africa where I have been a business management consultant and facilitator and lecturing at various tertiary institutions. For the last two years there I was a journalist for a small town newspaper. I am TESOL and Business TESOL accredited by the London College of Teachers, lecture in business principles at the Princes Trust, volunteer at Beeston-in-Bloom and am a member of the Leeds Community Health Care Trust. I am a dementia friend. My wife Diane and I have been living in Beeston since 2010.


As the day progresses into evening, into night, he sits and waits for the unwelcome trumpetless gurgle; that deluge of life essence sprayed after the burble, the crackling; the teeth and tongue morphing life into blobs spotting the basin, bath and surrounds, shades of crimson; it doesn’t come, not like