Monthly Archives: August 2010

Quick Update

First week back in SA.

  • Week of 28 June – 4 July, btw.
  • Monday, tea with Ricardo from ThisIsMe, flight to Cape Town, fetched my car.. roof seem fixed now, lupper with Jonathan at Sinn’s, slept like a baby.
  • Tuesday, drove to Mweb N1 city, fetched a few things from storage, spent some time at Frogfoot’s office, Kauai, more PRR agreement editing.
  • Wednesday, gym, fetched Mia, for some reason Naulene was not very impressed with the Pacha t-shirt I got her, watched Toy Story 3 with Number One.. Ken was a laugh but How to train your dragon was much more entertaining, pizza, got Mia a new car seat again and some leggings from Naartjie, dropped Mia off, some Waterfront shopping, sushi at Wembley.
  • Thursday, fresh juice, gym, lunch with Deon from Hetzner, Charly’s to order a cake, haircut at Bianca’s, rooftop trailer park drinks with Georg, sushi and fried banana in Obs, drinks at Carlyle’s.
  • “there are plenty of fathers in the world, but not nearly enough daddy’s” — from Twitter I think

  • Friday, meeting with Jonathan, fetched Mia at a massage place in Gardens, lunch at Lazari.. Mia discovered balsamic vinager, cupcakes and tea, Deer Park, beautiful winters day, drove around with the roof down, cable car road lookout to show Mia the Lion’s head, back and bum, Signal Hill (the bum), book and food shopping, bath, read, 12h sleep.
  • Saturday, bircher muesli, gym.. bumped into Gerjo, swim, kudu steak rolls at Milton’s, took stadium shuttle bus to the bottom of Loop st, football fan walk with Georg and Keith, had a beer at Victoria Junction hotel.. bumped into Justin Spratt, a ride on the Cape Town (big) Wheel with Marcia, Matt, Tash and Katie (who was born in the same 48h in the same hospital as Mia).. seems Mia likes heights, pizza and football at Col’caccios in the Foreshore, took a stadium bus back to the Gardens Centre.
  • Sunday, woke up with stiff arms from carrying Mia (~20kg) on the fan walk, I turned 33, shopping, gym, swim, lunch at Simon’s – Groot Constantia with Georg and Keith, watched Tarzan2 and Mulan2, bath, read, sleep.
  • When I arrived at Simon’s I thought.. it’s been a while, then I remembered that the last time I was at Simon’s was when Naulene dumped me. True story.
  • I’m now living in Gardens, I walk to gym/office.
  • “he was clubbing to deep into the cookie jar” — Georg

  • Somebody asked: what are the top 3 places to see in Cape Town.. I figure: Lions head, Groot Constantia and Kalk Bay.
  • “the only thing worse than not getting what you want is sharing.” — Georg

  • “Someone’s got to be stable.” — Naulene, implying that she’s the stable one, haha

  • The big geek dad question.. to introduce episode 1 or episode 4 first.. I figured 1.
  • Seems the fuss I kicked up at Home Affairs about the rights of fathers had an impact. They now have an extra passport application form for mothers to complete.

Quick Update

A week in London.

  • Week of 21-27 June btw.
  • Monday and Tuesday.. working.
  • Wednesday, design museum and London Dungeon with Chloe.. I managed to get a student discount, afternoon drinks on a boat with Jacques and Lara near Embankment, met Hein for drinks in Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus shopping for jeans and shoes to go out, Leicester Square, ended up at Zoo bar, memories of driving around in Hein’s Jeep listening to RHCP.
  • “If you move your feet your body will follow.” – Covent garden street performer

  • Thursday, work, I gave a TrustFabric talk at a London VRM Hub meeting.. met Andriana, fish and chips at a pub over the road with the VRM Hub people.
  • Friday, smoothie with Iain from Mydex, Niketown, Apple Store.. day after the iPhone4 launch and very busy, Hamley’s to get Mia a Buzz Lightyear toy, Chinatown, Soho, electronics shops in Tottanham Court Road, I visited the Rosetta stone again, had a beer in Bloomsburry Park, Ben Harpen and Pearl Jam in Hyde Park with Jacques.
  • I don’t think Vespa’s were designed to carry 200kg.
  • Saturday, big English breakfast at the Mody Dick, helped Jacques with some wide angle property photos, Kobe burger at the Mayflower on the river.
  • Sunday, Bento box in Soho, ice cream at St Paul’s Cathedral, watched England lose the football in Jacques’ local pub, Heathrow Express, some duty free shopping.. got an iPod Touch 32GB, flight to Joburg, watched 27 dresses – horrible but I enjoyed it, Wolverine – blah, Darjeeling limited – reminded me of our train ride from Cairo to Luxor.
  • I have to say I’m always proud to say I’m from Cape Town when people ask.
  • I had 4 phone calls in 3 weeks. Brilliant.
  • “Daai is seker Skeletor se sussie.. lyk of sy ‘n slow puncture het.” — Hein, about an anorexic looking girl

  • My camera bag is probably my best investment in the last 12 months.