Under the Rock

    “Cyril what you doing under that rock, I thought dassies liked the sun?”Gugu asked him. “I’m hiding from Izzy Biggins, he’s back in town.” “Well,” said Gugu, leaning forward with her hands on her hips, “If I was you and I’m not, because I’m NOT a dassie,  I wouldn’t hide from Izzy Biggins […]


Obby and Cyril sat on the whale’s tail bench and as usual Obby was doing most of the talking. He was talking about his trip; abroad, overseas, across the water, the other side of the world, across the deep dangerous water, somewhere beyond the horizon….he went on a bit. He spoke to Cyril like a man […]

The Obby Project- Year Two…Already!

Permission granted to use photos. The Obby Project, now in its second successful year- thanks to Faiza Jenneker / AKA “Aunty Obby”, whose dedication and determination drive this story telling project in The Overberg, South Africa. The commitment of the principles, teachers and staff know no limits when it comes to their young learners; they […]

The Great Pretender

“I can’t BELIEVE IT, the LAST person I want to see is the FIRST person I’m looking at!” Obby  looked towards the shore to see Gugu standing there.“Maybe she hasn’t seen me,” he said to Elphick. “I can see you Obby” Gugu shouted from the shore. “I’m not blind.” “Hi Gugu,” he shouted back, pretending […]

Mr Big Bird

  “I think I must think about thinking about going home,” Obby said. “I think you should think about thinking of staying longer,”Bobby said to Obby. “What do you think?” Bobby asked Rudy. “I was thinking if Obby had thought about how he was going to get back to Hermanus.” “No I haven’t thought about […]

Letter to Obby

Dear Obby, It was such a BIG  surprise when I got your letter all the way from Southampton,  England and the one from London, England too. It’s SOOOOOO boring without you. And the only excitement I’ve had is when Granny and Alfie went missing. Poor Mama and Papa were so worried because Alfie is only […]