wa(l)king the lion

can you believe it is the end of  september already? next month the christmas decorations will probably come out… aaaghhh! it doesn’t even bear thinking about…   anyway, i had such a lekker evening. i resumed an old tradition again, of walking up lion’s head once a week. l.r. joined me, and thanks to him,…

dinner doodles

i told them that dinner would be at auberge andre from 7.   they both asked – “what is auberge?” –  “where is auberge?” – “is it a restaurant?”   i explained that it was my home, and that i would be making dinner.   they both asked what they could bring.   i told…

life & love

how old are you? and how old do you actually feel?   i’m thirty-five. but i certainly don’t feel the way i imagined someone of 3.5 decades should feel when i thought about it years ago.   today my age kind of came under the spotlight.   we had a wellness day at the office.…

politics & fish

another historic day, another lot of news.   the third president of our new democracy has been inaugurated – president kgalema motlanthe. he will be our main man till the next elections in about 6-8 months from now.   and you know what? i already like him!   why? he took our garlic breathed, lemon…

happy heritage day!

it wasn’t raffles, but hey. it was still memorable.   i had my first singapore sling today. don’t ask me what’s in it, because i can’t remember. but i do know that it was really good. even better than i had expected.   well, happy heritage day! yep, today was a public holiday here, celebrating…

which hole is bigger?

two noteworthy things happened today that affect my life. one more directly than the other. both are big problems, but i can only do something about the one. so, which is now the bigger problem?   there is a hole in my roof. about this i can, at some point after the rain stops, do…

tired…

i’m tired, and i’m going to go home and read a bit and then sleep early. there’s so much going on at work, i know i’ll do better once i have had a decent night’s sleep. this is one of the curses of getting older, hey? 🙂 and i want my posts to be more…

surprise!

what a wonderful surprise! there, as one of the first guests, r.f. is suddenly standing at my door… she was still supposed to be in london, but she came back early, and had sworn our friends to secrecy so that she could surprise me at my coming out party. i was shocked for a good…

history in the making

history is in the making in our land – yet again – and it is fascinating to be a part of it.   it’s funny, i didin’t enjoy history at school much – mainly because of all the essays we had to write. but that has changed, and i remember clearly the moment that it…