Saturday, October 31, 2009

My first attempt

I made a spinach souffle tonight. It was my first attempt at it and it was great.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

So you think you can dance

Its that time again where Mia Michaels blows me away with her choreography and with what she can do with dancers. We are in season 5 at the moment, so for any international readers, I do not want to know who wins.

Mia choreographed this piece for the top 12 called Addiction, where the girl plays the addict, and the guy the addiction. Once again it was such a powerful piece that just shook me, and made me cry. Yes I cry. watch it here.

But the night, according to me, belonged to Brandon & Janette, who did an Argentine Tango. It was FANTASTIC. This is the tango they did

Monday, October 26, 2009

The gardens in Claremont

I never knew there were such amazing gardens in Claremont. Tristan took me to the Botanical Gardens on Saturday and it was great. We saw loads of nice big trees, flowers and even baby ducklings. Close to the entrance there is an Australian Fig tree with air roots that stretch for ever. Here are some pics of the sightings.

The Tree with air roots

One of the duckling families

Another Duckling family

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Our Amaryllis

It started pushing up a flower about 3 weeks ago. Then at the beginning of the week the flowers started opening up untill finally we had this. Its so big and beautiful and brightens up the room but it is making us both a little snotty.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cape Town Stadium

The lights were turned on last night at the stadium.


I feel like this today. Its casual Friday and I wanted to dress up a bit and out of the normal work stuff, but everything I tried on this morning was waaayyy too small for me. I am a fat bastard...Not really, I just need to get new clothes.

FUK Trivia

If two flies are left to mate without predators or any other interruptions for a year, the mass of flies would be the same size as the earth.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

FUK Trivia

Dueling is legal in Paraguay, provided that both parties are registered blood donors.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Diwali 2009

To all my Hindu friends around the world....actually it only Suchismita....

Happy Diwali for Sunday

FUK Trivia

Out of all the animals that ever lived on earth, 99.9% were extinct before the dawn of man.

Monday, October 19, 2009

How elegant

My dog sleeps like a lady.... Thats a problem

Our National Carrier

This is a friends account of an incident with SAA (South African Assholes) this morning:


I really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really hate them! For so many reasons, and which just keep adding up.

So this morning I'm up at 4am (yes, can you believe) to get ready and get to airport to fly at 6:10am to Richards Bay. I'm in the queue at 5:25am. It takes a few minutes. Get to checkin. Chap does his thing, says oh, flight full, go speak to that lady in red at the counter at the end (already I'm starting to get ratty). I wait at her counter for around 15 minutes (issues in front of me), then hear her speaking to the people in front of me saying Richards Bay flight full. Its now 5:45am. I lean over and say, I have a ticket, why full, She tells me flight already closed, full, overbooked yadda yadda. Best they can do is 10am flight. So I miss my first big meeting!

Then I have to go to ticket counter (did get a free voucher, altho I think that's less a prize and more a punishment). While in the queue, some people in front giving hassles to the SAA lady putting out the queuing ropes, and she then proceeds to shout at them, and swear incl F*ck.

I'm by now just generally mad with SAA, so I walk over, say excuse me, you're airline staff, you can't be swearing and shouting like that. Oh she says, are you picking on me because I'm black? No, I say, because you're rude. What is your name? Nope, she won't tell me. See someone behind the counter I think is a supervisor. She isn't. But SHE won't tell me the first bitch's name or her own, and of course not a single one is wearing an ID that you can see.

By now I am smoking out my ears, fire pouring out my mouth, claws on all limbs and horns on my head.


Did find a supervisor (Dries) who was very helpful, and quite shocked. Gave him details, showed him the second lady, unfortunately the first fat one had walked off (probably to go for tea) so couldn't point her out.

But once I've finished breakfast here, will walk up there again, and detour around the ticket counter on way to security, to see if I can see her.

My boys

There is nothing better for a dog but to ly in the sun all cuddled up next to me. That is all the live for and want to do. Ly with me or on me or near me all the time, and doing that in the morning sun is just such a bonus. Little did they know that the next day they were going to be dragged through a forest for two hours!

Trivia from the FUK

The statuette on top of every Rolls Royce bonnet, is called the Spirit of Ecstasy.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

FUK Trivia

In Saudi Arabia a woman reportedly man divorce her husband if he does not keep her supplied with coffee.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

In the garden

Sun is shining and the cotton is high. Fish are jumping and cats are lying about in the garden. While we were out and about in the garden today, I saw these two little eyes staring at me from under the lavender bush. It was a boy cat lounging.

Friday, October 16, 2009

FUK Trivia

A crocodile is the only animal that can not stick out its tongue....

Its impossible for you to lick your own elbow...but isn't that the point, so you HAVE to lick someone else's elbow....

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Trivia from the FUK

A duck's quack, has no echo, and nobody knows why....

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Only one question remains....

Which is the Righ Fook Hing book store????

Trivia from the FUK (Fountian of Useless Knowledge)

Did you know that in New York City, there are more people of Irish decent than in Dublin, Ireland, more people of Italian decent than in Rome, Italy, and more Jews than in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A rainbow

And at the end of the rainbow, South Africa's pot of gold....the World Cup!

Friday, October 9, 2009

On my return

Lucca enjoying a carrot.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

What my father made.

These are the staffs my dad made for us for our trip at the end of the year. They look great!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My friend

Baron von PoofPoof

When in Johannesberg

I had to indulge, and yes one of the flavours were Cookies and Cream. The other, Dulche de Leche... What else would I choose!

Friday, October 2, 2009

The cow's head

Driving around the city

This truck stops next to me in the middle of the city and the next thing this cow pops up. Its a cow...on a the middle of the city. Cow in the city!

My Travells