Archive for the 'General' Category

Links update

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

I’ve trimmed links to dead (or, in some cases, barely alive) blogs from the list. No offense intended …

Christmas cake time

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

The recipe said “cool oven for 2-2 1/2 hours”. My cool oven was 40 degrees too cool, so 4 1/2 hours later the cakes were done. They look OK. This is our wedding cake recipe and is awesum … cakes now in the top of a cupboard wrapped in cloths soaked in brandy and sherry [...]

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Except for our sandpit, which didn’t quite wait for the end of the treehouse before beginning. Pics in the gallery. Don’t ask about the treehouse.

5 weeks

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Never a dull moment. Daytime. Night-time. Anytime. I wouldn’t trade being a father-of-girls for anything. Michelle and I were laughing yesterday about the number of people who have commiserated or said to her, “Oh your poor husband” on hearing that we’d had another girl. Now there’s a wonderful cultural anachronism still alive and well. Emily [...]

More pics

Friday, September 12th, 2008

… in the gallery

Gallery update

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

New pics in the gallery today.

John Holt quotes

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

I reproduce these here with some trepidation – they’re not mine but they accurately mirror my still-forming view. They’re here because I get asked what I think (and ocassionally I like to). “The most important thing any teacher has to learn, not to be learned in any school of education I ever heard of, can [...]

Keeping spares

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Dad, it’s a good thing I’ve got a spare thumb. One that I suck and one spare in case my sucking-thumb hand gets hurt.

Way back when

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

This weekend just past I found a notebook of mine from 1994, here is my log of petrol fill-ups driving from Cape Town to Grahamstown at the end of that year: R63,63 Pinelands R42,50 Heidelberg R42,60 Plettenberg Bay R11,86 Storms River R33,40 Colchester This morning I put R50 into my nearly-empty tank and it looks [...]

Gallery updated

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Pics from Christmas and New Year in the gallery …