There is the line from a song which essentially is a complaint: I joined the navy to see the world but all I saw was sea. Well I climbed on a table and it opened my eyes to see a sea of sheen, shine and shimmer – I did not complain. Naturally it draw my attention … Continue reading The table the sheen, the shine and the shimmer.
In South Africa we have an expression local is lekker. It is a true South Africanism as it is mixture of English and Afrikaans (and in turn derived from Dutch). In the culinary context lekker means tasty and lekkers mean sweets, but this expression is certainly not limited to food and is normally not used in … Continue reading LOCAL is LEKKER (amazing/enjoyable/preferable)
Die Wesp (dit is nou Dina Perdebytjie) het mos gaan rondvlinder in Kaokaland met al die pragtige fotos van byvoorbeeld die ou grotes wat sy daar afgeneem het en wat maar ‘n breukdeel is van die wonderlike fotos wat sy al voorheen geplaas het. Die realiteit is dat daardie wesp benydenswaardig is (maar dit maak … Continue reading A convergence of circumstances
In primary school I was listening to a radio drama aimed at children. An alien observing humans from outer space was commenting to another alien that humans do not make any sense: “they consist predominantly of water, cannot live without water, but cannot live within water”. Yes we are not fish and the thought stuck … Continue reading H20: reflected, suspended, internalized and thirsted
Last Wednesday I shared with my team in an emotional meeting the breast cancer diagnosis of my wife. Retrospectively I was informed of a conspiracy taking place in the absence of my knowledge: Hi All, As many of you are aware October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. As both Abrie and Sunette are going through challenging … Continue reading An amazing gesture by my team!
Ek het die boodskap onder die fotos as ‘n whats app boodskap hierdie Saterdag gestuur nadat ons op 21 September (wat ook ons 20ste huweliksherdenking is) bevestiging ontvang het dat my vrou borskanker het. Dit verklaar waarom ek verlede week nie geblog het nie. Wanneer siekte by ‘n geliefde of jouself gediagnoseer word verander jou prioriteite net … Continue reading Oh my soul
The name alone alludes to a quest worthy of knights and kings: Wolfbergskeure (Wolf mountain cracks) in the Cederberge, between Citrusdal and Wupperthal, Western Cape, South Africa. But in the absence of such figures of notoriety the conquering will be done by the Von Joubert Family Explorers. First we had to get to get the disclaimers … Continue reading the conQuest of Wolfberg Cracks