Thursday, April 26, 2007


Spotted me a Banksy original down the road from work today..

The Bristol dude's not doing too badly, among others he sold his "self-portrait" for 198K yesterday, Angelina Jolie spent 120K on his work entitled "picnic"in 2006 and his "Space Girl and Bird" sold for 288K this week.

Who says graffiti doesn't pay?

Nie te sleg nie, oom.



I have made an important decision- and I can't tell anyone.

(I hope it's the right one!)

Laat ons waai.

Monday, April 23, 2007


Ok - I don't quite believe I can fly.

But I do believe that self-depreciation is contagious & stifles personal growth.

Therefore I say:

  • Walk Tall
  • Embrace the facts and realities of the world
  • Be spontaneous
  • Solve the problems - instead of complaining
  • Reject your prejudices
  • Be objective
  • Work hard
& look me in the eye!

Jy weet?

30,000 v 60 GUN DEATHS A YEAR

Although sixty gun deaths in the UK a year is sixty too many (stop producing guns!) I was shocked to read this morning that the equivalent figure is thirty thousand in the US.

Thirty thousand senseless deaths and countless grieving relatives.

Just say NO to guns.

Simple. Innit.

Julle kan dit doen.

Friday, April 20, 2007


Usually there are seven of us in the office. This afternoon there was m'boss and m'self.

....we don't often chat...

Boss: (breaks the silence) So how does the weather compare to South Africa or Australia (has he forgotten where I'm from?)
Me: Mmmmm - not as cold as England, typically. (Not a revalation.)

(I moved from SA 13 years ago.)

Coversation Ends

Boss: (cuts through the silence again - a record) Did you ever see a snake in South Africa
Me: Yeeeeeeeeeeeees. Many times. They were often about the house.
Boss: In the Garden?
Me: Yes, and in the house.
Boss: But they weren't poisonous?
Me: Ummm - yes. They were.
Boss: And what did you do with them if they were in the house?
Me: Kill them.

Coversation Ends

Me: (well, we were on a roll) ...and Monkeys too
Boss: Monkeys!
Me: Yes. In the garden and sometimes in the house.
Boss: But no dangerous animals then?
Me: Apart from the monkeys and deadly poisonous snakes? No.

Coversation Ends

Aikona! Wat kan ek se!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Now! Now! Not tomorrow!

Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!
Og Mandino (1923 - 1996)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Spring has Sprung. And not a moment too soon. Life feels SO much better when it's not dark, cold and damp.
And it looks like we're going to have to dust off the bucket and spade for the Easter break in Bournemouth..

Baie Baie Lekker, Skattie.