Monthly Archives: May 2021

Quick Update

Fibre install, shooting range, Jordan…

  • Week of 26 April to 2 May
  • Monday, fibre install part two, pretty much took a whole day, but I have fibre internet now, made a white russian to celebrate, facetime video chat with Jacques, assembled a hifi and tv system.
  • “Curiosity will take you further than talent.” — Shane Parrish

  • Tuesday, rainy Freedom Day morning, made a green smoothie, shooting range with Adrian and Michael, a Guinness at The Toad, La Parada in Constantia, macOS, iOS, watchOS upgrade day.
  • “Utopia without personal accountability.” – Jacques, on selling socialism

  • Wednesday, school run, Paarl Mall shop, Century City – got a new NASA pillow.
  • I now remember why I pretty much avoided Century City for 15 years.
  • Thursday, school run, catch-up chat with Dirk, Boschendal, Frasnchhoek, vitB shot, pizza at Col’caccios, this was the first cold day in a while – so I had some red wine and a bath.
  • “Before you heal someone, ask him if he’s willing to give up the things that make him sick.” — Hippocrates

  • Friday, school run, organised my new office, drove to Stellenbosch, Nick’s birthday dinner at Jordan – good fun.
  • Saturday, 3 hour epic wine tasting at Jordan with Nick and Simone, (very) deep tissue massage, sushi.
  • “I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.” — Hunter S. Thompson

  • Sunday, walked to Back’s to get some steak, long phone chat with Jacques, braai for one, sunset podcast golf course walk.
  • Pro tip: get a digital thermometer for your braai. Take red meat off at around 46 degC, chicken and wors at 72 degC.
  • Remember kids: calm is a superpower.
  • “Be impatient with action, but patient with results.” — Naval

  • Tunes of the week: Dying Breed and Caution from Imploding the Mirage album – The Killers.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

House house, new braai…

  • Week of 19-25 April
  • Monday, school run, Boschendal, Back’s deli, fetched Mia, Franschhoek food shopping.
  • Tuesday, school run, worked at the club house, Back’s deli, weekly meeting, garage sorting, gas refill, fetched Mia, biometrics day.
  • If you ever need a guest house around Franschhoek – visit Klein Waterval.
  • Wednesday, school run, failed fibre install, breakfast with Wouter at Stepbrothers, CIAG talk at Kelvin Grove Club, wine tasting at Glen Carlou, fetched Mia.
  • Thursday, 2nd moving day, school run, Back’s, storage, Jacques’ house, unpacking, fetched Mia, Franschhoek, first swim in the new pool, nap.
  • Friday, up early, school run, fibre install day part one, found a gas braai in Paarl, fetched Mia, Franschhoek, sunset walk.
  • Saturday, early morning walk, we had a braai with Marietjie and family, sunset walk, 14 hour sleep.
  • Stating the obvious, but it’s annoying when can’t better a deal you found in the early days of an optimal stopping search.
  • Sunday, braai broodjies for breakfast, swim, mostly played house house – laundry, cleaning, sorting – and then went shopping with Mia – got a new kettle.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.