27 Jul 2007

SA pub in "Bombdon"....London

Vir almal wat Afrikaans verstaan.....anyone who does understand Afrikaans....hier is Casper de Vries se link....

Casper de Vries is a South African comediant.....brilliant!


And....Wikipedia in Flemish....Vlaams


and...in Afrikaanshttp://af.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuisblad


Tony! ....

William Blake. 1757–1827

The Tiger

TIGER, tiger, burning bright

In the forests of the night,

What immortal hand or eye

Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies

Burnt the fire of thine eyes?

On what wings dare he aspire?

What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art

Could twist the sinews of thy heart?

And when thy heart began to beat,

What dread hand and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?

In what furnace was thy brain?

What the anvil? What dread grasp

Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,

And water'd heaven with their tears,

Did He smile His work to see?

Did He who made the lamb make thee?

Tiger, tiger, burning bright

In the forests of the night,

What immortal hand or eye

Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

26 Jul 2007


Follow this link...and this is what I call...silliness....and I won't use all the other words too to describe what I actually think of it!


Hubble....NASA's telescope in space....took these pictures.....but read more why it is in colour! Space is just black! (yes, there are people who don't know about Hubble.... )

Thursday's quotes:
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s. (William Blake)
It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens. (Woody Allen)

And in school, we tried, by using paint, to create our own Nebulae!

25 Jul 2007

School, books and nature

This nature program will definitely be on my list of TV programmes to watch when I'm in South Africa next week!


Just discovered I have a couple of books to read! on top of another 6 given as a present....this one is about Philosophy....which I like..."The Reason of Things..." by A C Grayling....and I still need to read these two! By Richard Bach..."The Bridge across forever..." and...."One"....

Picture of my Secondary school.....on your way to the office ....

Follow this link to my old school's website....my Secondary school.......

Wednesday's quote:
Our games reveal our characters

Weather pics

Africa's weather on the 25th July 2007

These pics were found on the site: http://www.wunderground.com/
Two pics of Johannesburg - most people say in short...Jo'burg or Johies...


I think that's what I look like when I have to make my moves on the chess site! ...Not sure what to move! haha

And......if you don't know the TRUE story...you better get yourself this book and read the REAL truth behind the story!

Who doesn't like cats....or kittens...just look at this cute little kitty!! Ahw....isn't she cute!

Rain, rain....still raining! I'm singing in the rain....singing in the rain...what a joyful... and more rain to come for Thursday!
Link for weather by radar


Keep smiling......

....I like this song...

That's What Friends Are For

Performed with Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder
Written by BacharachReleased as a UK single in 1985

And I never thought I'd feel this way
And as far as I'm concerned
I'm glad I got the chance to say
That I do believe I love you
And if I should ever go away
Well then close your eyes and try
To feel the way we do today
And then if you can remember
Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That's what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for
Well you came in loving me
And now there's so much more I see
And so by the way I thank you
Oh and then for the times when we're apart
Well then close your eyes and know
The words are coming from my heart
And then if you can remember

24 Jul 2007


The Gift Of Friends
by Karin Schaefer

There are days when

bubbling from us comes

the innocent child within,

who giggles at the little things

and wears a silly grin.

There are days when

melancholy comes to

visit for a while;

the mind feels tired,

the body weak;

we have no strength to smile.

There are days when

joy abundant grabs

a hold of you and me;

wraps us up in all

it's splendor,

lifts us up and sets us free.

There are days when

sorrow wraps us

in its cloak of grief and fear,

'till our hearts ache to the breaking,

'till our eyes can't shed a tear.

There are days when

love bestows us

with its wonderment and light;

with its beauty and its mystery,

its power and its might.

And there are days when

life rewards us

and seems to make amends

by granting us a marvelous gift,

the precious gift of Friends.

Still Tuesday

This is the place to be! Pelgrims Rest is the historical town, see my blog for it! Click on the link...Pelgrims Rest...to read more....Royal Hotel....lovely place...

Click on the map for a larger image

That's me! Cleaning/tidying..."opruimen" is the Dutch word same as Afrikaans for cleaning...Afrikaans word - "opruim".

Models in New York where the fashion show ended....they look like....they're on their way to a butcher!

Ellie the Elephant....

And...the butterfly lion!

Fantastic book for any child age 8-11...setting in South Africa/England....

Tuesday's quote!

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.- Edmond Burke


Hmmm....loads of things to sort out!
I like this top! Wish I can find me one!

Think the fairies were around here on my blog!

And I like these see- through chess clocks...they look so cool!

23 Jul 2007


Another puzzle! White to move....

And parts of the UK still flooded! Picture from Yahoo....

Robert Redford

He is really one of my big favourites....so I have to have him on my blog!


Replacing the Springbok! Well, I've decided that I don't care anymore. I LOVE the Springbok and it represents everything that is pride and strength. But, ....if you know what's going on in SA rugby ..........and even more in the future...I wouldn't want to call the "Springboks" a Springbok anymore...If I listen how they go about to choose players for our National Team...well...the best players are not always playing and even in the future, players who deserve to play, will just be left out because.....and I don't have to explain that in sooooooo many words...obvious reasons in our country! So....do know why they will not be the "Springboks" like "before"...what a pity...I was also voting for the Springbok to stay! Just look at the animal! What a beautiful animal...how can you deny that this animal is everything that a team can ask for....you feel proud when just looking at it............. I can just imagine how any sportsman/woman must feel when you got chosen for the Springbok Team of any sport! The government can now even replace it with a pig, I won't care....the world will laugh at us anyway, no matter what animal/flower they replace it with! Wonder why so many players leave the country to play in other parts of the world? Don't ask...you know the answer....

Bob Skinstad, named to lead the Springboks for the 11th time when they meet the Wallabies on Saturday, will continue his career with French club Perpignan after the World Cup with fellow South Africans Percy Montgomery, Gerrie Brits and Phillip Burger.The French club on Thursday confirmed on their website that Skinstad will join fullback Montgomery at the club next season.