my state of being

at the beginning of the year i made a pledge with myself that i would not complain as much as i have done in the pasty and focus on the positive. And if things were shit, that i could acknowledge them to myself (and occassionally to others – we are after all out there to…

putting an end to supermarket hell

i hate supermarkets with a passion. most people are totally lacking in common sense when it comes to maneuvering through this maze.   you’ve seen them: the shoppers that stop at will. normally in the middle of the aisle. and always without warning.   some try, possibly subconsciously, to move to the side, but then…

is the cape times government run?

in late january i took out a subscription to the cape times. instead of reading the news online at the office, i thought it a good change to read the broadsheet while eating breakfast. this would force me to separate dressing and eating at the same time, as i have been doing. i subscribed online,…

of bye-bye boss and business cards

6 weeks. that’s all we have left with my boss. we were told today that she has resigned and is moving to another company in a higher position. this came as a hell of a shock to us all – but i’m not entirely surprised by the move. she was one of the initial 3…

on half-marathons

in about 60-odd days i am running the 2 oceans half marathon. this will be my first half marathon in about 2-and-a-half years, so i am putting some training into it. but i need to take it slowly, so i don’t get sick. i know myself – if i over-do it, i get throat infections……

on being close to nature and weekends away

weekends away are so important. especially when they feel like they go on forever, and you’re with good friends. whil i would rather still be there than at my desk, we did have a fabulous time. above all, it was hot. very hot. many of us are sunburnt from swimming in a dam, but that…

on anticipation

the germans have a saying that i really buy into, “die vorfreude ist die beste freude”, which basically means that the anticipation for something is as wonderful as what you have been looking forward to. which would explain why sometimes an event or trip or new car doesn’t quite live up to your expectations… for…

a send off for joe

it felt like he was in the lounge, on his comfy chair, cigarette twixt his fingers, the hands gesticulating, explaining a bat or an idea to one of the people around him.  it felt like one of the many parties this home has seen in the past – the same faces, the familiar tunes in…