Archive for January, 2008

Star struck

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

[With dreamy look]: “Mummy … what do you think of Fireman Sam’s face?” This is a dialogue they should definitely work to maintain over the next twenty years or so.

Life looks better from the other side of lunch

Monday, January 28th, 2008

When the Three left home this morning, and I was about to head up to Joburg for three days, Josie said, “Daddy, please write something down so that you don’t forget me.” If you have children you will probably have considered that the only circumstances in which you could possibly forget them are very dire [...]

Peanut butter

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Michelle went to Home Affairs this morning to renew her passport only to be told she’d lost her citizenship and would need to figure out quite where that was before applying for a passport. Three hours and an interview later she couldn’t continue to verify her status because – on my advice – she didn’t [...]

Lag indicator

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

cold stone skipping over still waters of sleep never submerging .. en ek weet ek gaan so om twee-uur vanmiddag soos ‘n klip slaap, just to go skipping again tomorrow night. It was a good week. It was still worth it.

Viva LaCellBlock

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

I’m just in from a cracking week in the US. An hour or two in Joburg now then home to the three. The week finished with a visit with Tim & Anne in Boston, which was snow-laden and beautiful. Pretty, as they say over there. Beautiful’s a big word. Like wheelbarrow. It was really good [...]

On our ownsome again

Monday, January 7th, 2008

It seems strange to be home alone (just the four of us) …

It’s obviously summer, there are bugs in my wine

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

I remember a creperie we used frequent in the summertime …

Testing cricket

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

I was looking away when the last two wickets fell …

Gallery updated

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Pics from Christmas and New Year in the gallery …

Remember the Christmas James set his arm on fire?

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Not that that was necessarily the highlight of the season of course …