we almost had 2 sunsets today

i went for a walk on table mountain this evening, just before sunset with a group of experienced walkers – not far, but far enough to reach the contour path and see one of the most amazing sunsets in a very long time. it went on for ever, and while glancing from table mountain (above…

did i really say that?

“what on earth made me say that? i never liked hearing it when i was younger… how daft of me…”   that was my internal you’re-getting-older-now realization which i had today. that moment when you realize that it must be natural, but no less embarrassing, to be turning into the older people of your youth.…

Elections in SA 2009

Only 3 more sleeps till we vote in our national and provincial elections. The first time I, personally, could vote was in 1994, when the majority of the country received the franchise. I remember that day clearly, and while some of that euphoria has diminished, I am still excited each time I get a chance…

on the hassle of undesirable tasks

it’s seldom as much hassle as you think it is (going to be). i’ve realized lately that there is some truth to this statement, and that it applies to many many things in life. be it from making that call you’ve been putting off, to replying to an e-mail of a difficult client, to sending…

on cars, dreams and bad hair days

apparently i have been beeming lately, largely induced by a lack of a roof over head.   2 weeks ago today i bought myself another cabriolet – and i do love cabbies – the wind in the hair, the fresh air, the sun on your head, the feeling of space…   it’s been 6 years…