Monday, May 31, 2010

And again

Close up

Animals spotted today.

I saw two adult giaraffes with three babies and some zebras. Tommorrow I am going walking with lions.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Blyde River Canyon.

Third largest in the world and the only green one.

The potholes

Just outside Graskop

I found my soul

In a small town in Mpumalanga called Sabie. I went to church this morning and all my fears and stress about serving and the glorifying of objects went away. The female priest was so casual about the service and the sacrament that it made me completely at ease. There was great singing and hand clapping, laughter and even the diski dance! I loved the casual atmosphere and will keep that in mind when I do my service. The sermon alo made me very emotional and made was very inspiring. Now I am having a pamcake in Graskop at the famous Harrie's.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


This is the new World Cup stadium in Nelspruit. I really like it. Note the orange giaraffes holding up the roof!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

TBN (To Be Named)

He really is so cute!

Our Pup

He is getting so cute now... And so is the puppy! But he still has no name.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The world out there....

No wonder MATCH has released so many rooms for the World Cup.... People have been booking in the wrong country!!!!

Its all better now

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A walk in the clouds

Went walking with my dogs yesterday on the promenade and saw this sunset. It realy is great to live in such a fantastic city. All I need now is for my family to be here!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Puppy

He is getting nice and big now!


In Durban

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Why do I feel so crap

This morning I had to take my youngest (2 year old) Leche to the vet. He is getting his manhood removed. It was so traumatic for both of us. Actually for all three of us. Lucca could not understand why I was locking him away on his own this morning. This has never happened before, so what is up. Leche was very restless in the car and knew he was headed for something big. Leaving him there in that cage with the vet was just too much for me. Am I doing the right thing? I mean I know I am doing the right thing because he has to be cut. He is marking everything in the house and he is not using them, so they have to come out. But I am wondering if I am doing the right thing for him and for me. I have such issues with getting him fixed. What it is exactly I can not say, but I feel almost like its wrong. He didn't ask for it, he doesn't even know why its happening, and I am playing judge and jury to him. Then of course there is also that issue of manhood and a reflection of mine...

Whatever the reason for whatever I am doing, it feels crap and most of all I felt so bad leaving my boy there in the cage by himself. Does this make me a bad father?

Monday, May 3, 2010

In their own way

This weekend at our church we were all invited after the service to tea and coffee in the hall to congratulate a gay couple in the congregation who had had a civil union and got "married". Now although the Anglican church officially does not accept same sex marriage, our priest made an announcement in the church and then afterwards in the hall congratulated them on behalf of everybody. We had a gay Dean and our Canon Presenter is also gay. The CP refuses to preside over heterosexual marriages in our church until the church recognises and allows gay marriages. It seems like everybody in our Cathedral (clergy) are keen on allowing same sex marriages, and think the the churches viewpoint is ridiculous. Even Desmond Tutu has expressed the churches division over this as "a ridiculous obsession with sex".

So my question is why do they not defy some person in England and just do it. In the apartheid era, the Cathedral had absolutely no problem with constantly defying the norm and challenging the establishment. How come now they are so scared to act?


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