Friday, February 25, 2011

Stormy weather

I love being in Joburg in summer. Its hot during the day but not uncomfortable and then every second day or so, it storms in the afternoon to cool everything down. Joburg in summer is alo so green! I wish we had this weather in Cape Town, and of course my family, and my friends. Then it will be perfect.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The threatening cloud

It has been unbelievably windy in the city the past few days and this scarry looking cloud has been hanging around the mountain for a few days. Luckely it went away and the wind died down for the Friday night concert.

Ground control to major Tom

The most amazing light show with flashing, strobing, spot, colour and bright lights.

The concert

How amazing. The screen ar the top of the construction (stage thing) expanded and made this cocoon like thing around them! Fantastic show, great visuals and they can still make music at their age.

Friday, February 18, 2011


At the U2 concert!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The cone of shame

Our dog has to wear the cone of shame, but not because he was bad, just so he doesn't lick his stitches.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Phase 2

We have started phase 2 of our renovations. The kitchen has been completely stripped and now we are going to build a bedroom there. There has been a slight glitch in our plan. The original tiles we bought for the shower, can not be used in a shower. This we found out onlyafter we put them up. Luckily the tiler messed up so all the tiles has to come off anyway. So we had to change the tiles for our shower and that is causing a delay. Happy times!

While we were at church

We came home to a bloody Lego and scratches on his dad Nero. Clearly Nero had a go at Lego.


Our youngests mom and such a stunning dog

Doggy sleepover

We are having a doggy sleepover at our place. Lego's mother, father and brother was spending the night, so now we have 6 dogs and 2 cats in the house. Lucca (my eldest) and Lego's father Nero, grew up together so they are great mates, and of course Lego and his brother Prince are getting on famously. Only my middel boy Leche is not very engaging with them, but then again he is not engaging with ANY other dogs. Vegas (Lego and Prince's mom) is just so sweet and loving, for a whippet, and then there are the cats. They are just loving the new slaves in the house and play hide and seek with them, even if the dogs don't know it. Its been a fun evening and morning, but I think 6 would be a bit much for me to handle full time.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Phase 1

We started the renovations in our house. Phase 1 will be to chop up the bathroom, retile the shower and get a new sink and cabinet. Phase 2 will be to turn our kitchen into a bedroom (removing cabinets, tiles and floor) and building a cupboard. Phase 3 will be to turn the current bedroom and lounge into an open plan lounge with view and kitchen. We are now at the beginning of phase 1. I want to run away!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Arab World Today

It seems like the world is changing and the axis are shifting. People all over the Arab world are in revolt today. It started in Tunisia, where they decided they have had enough of their corrupt government who is dragging their country further in to poverty. They managed to get the entire government to resign with protests.

Then it moved to Egypt, where it is still going on and a lot more violent than Tunisia. President Hosni Mubarak has promised to step down in September, but the protesters want him to leave right now! There has been very violent clashes between pro and anti Mubarak supporters.

Now the revolution has shifted to Yemen. The people are protesting against the president Ali Abdullah Saleh and want him to resign. he in turn has promised to step down when his term is over in 2013, and to NOT transfer power to his son, as is the custom.

It seems the Arab people are tired of being oppressed and exploited. They want democratic rule and no more despots and no more economic failure.

I wonder who willb e next?

My Travells