Archive for the 'Ramblings' Category

The Grinder

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

I was given some great beans for my birthday. Having utterly failed to hook up with any of the people I know with grinders I have resorted to grinding the proper way. Turns out it’s not a little satisfying, if a little time consuming. Appeals to my enjoyment of precision and ritual … I’m an [...]

There is no z in Vuvuzela

Friday, June 11th, 2010

The vuvuzelas have sounded like a swarm of bees all morning here. All night they sounded more like the tractor-scaring scene from Cars. For those of you without small children or an in-built drive to watch anything Pixar studios produces, that’s a couple of cars honking their horns in the midst of a field of [...]

Ready to roll!

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Ruby is being returned to the proverbial bosom of her family. What excitement there will be 1100km down the road! Hopefully not too much excitement during those 1100km .. still, it will be nice to have someone to talk to.

Packing up

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

I drove to Cape Town on Saturday to prepare the house for packers. For those of you unfamiliar with the geography and/or process, that’s about twelve hours driving, two days dismantling-arranging-cleaning-preparing, a day entertaining packers, and a day entertaining packers and loaders (which is today). I’ve had to modify the Renault slightly to cope: The [...]

I had an iPhone

Monday, June 15th, 2009

It was beautiful. I liked everything about it except that it wouldn’t make calls. Today I took it to the curiously named “Vodacare” to whose abyssal service system I have committed my delicate device. Will it come back to me, I wonder?

I drive a small car

Monday, May 4th, 2009

My car is cute. My car is satisfyingly, counter-culturally compact …

Farming worms

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

… discretion being the better part of valour, MGW and I have planted a vege garden …

Lime season

Friday, March 13th, 2009

I like lime season. MGW reckons lime season is why I haven’t come down with the lurgy that’s doing the rounds. All that good ol’ natural vitamin C. Actually, she maintains it has more to do with the way I dilute the freshly-squeezed lime juice. Gin, vodka, tequila-with-a-splash-of-cointreau … . She may be right. Either [...]

I’d feel guilty if I was just letting my kids watch telly, but I’m making them. It’s a whole other thing.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

It’s end-of-summer hayfever time …

These are those days

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Those days when life was better, the sun shone brighter and we had more fun.