Let a silver lining to these Corona times be discipline.

What a great time to work on discipline in the hope that it becomes habit before we return to the new normal.  We are living in a corona virus affected world. It is touching all of us. For the first time in a long, long time the entire world has found themselves on a similar page - this definitely affects different people in different ways depending on your job and economic situation and location, [...]

By |2020-03-29T07:48:49+02:00Mar 20th, 2020|activities, inspire-ations|0 Comments

Five practical ways to spend your Corona Virus practical-distancing time

In light of yesterday's corona virus post which gave some helpful information and strategy in terms of dealing with covid-19, i thought it might be helpful to drop some ideas for those of us who are trying to take this thing seriously without giving in to the panic: [1] Visit a Museum or take part in an online cultural experience: There are various online virtual tours you can take of museums and other cultural spaces [...]

Philippines Reflections: Disciplines

One of the biggest takeaways for me from our Philippines trip was finding some solid rhythms and disciplines. Particularly in the second month which we had put aside to write. Val found us a stunning spot in Honda Bay on Palawan Island and we moved in for a month. For me the main focus was on finishing the race book i had started a few years ago that had just been busied away into [...]

By |2020-03-04T11:44:09+02:00Mar 4th, 2020|activities, reflections|0 Comments

Philippines Reflections: Traffic

A reflection from our time spent in the Philippines regarding traffic... My wife tbV [the beautiful Val] and i have just returned from a two-month trip to the Philippines which was pretty amazing. If you're interested in how that came about, you can read some of the story over here. i am hoping, however, to share a few thoughts and reflections from our time there and hopefully in not-too-long pieces that are easy to [...]

By |2020-03-04T09:36:37+02:00Feb 26th, 2020|activities, adventures, reflections|1 Comment

Two flights and one journey

2019 has ended up being a year of two flights.' It has ended up being a lot of other things to be honest - and many of them not very nice, definitely the most difficult year i can remember out of the last 45 - but on either end of it a flight. The year started with an almost-out-of-nowhere gift of a flight back to Oakland where tbV and i lived for a year [...]

By |2019-12-23T08:23:39+02:00Dec 23rd, 2019|activities|2 Comments

Taking a spin with the Ford’s Driving Skills for Life team

Friday the 13th felt like a good date for putting my life in the hands of the Ford Driving Skills for Life team. Promised a range of activities from gravel track to skid pan to driving simulated under the influence of drink, drugs or distraction, a group of about 30 bloggers and influencers descended upon the Killarney race track in Tableview. If the welcome was anything to go by - we were greeted with [...]

By |2019-12-17T13:42:12+02:00Dec 17th, 2019|activities, fun|2 Comments

Black [teeth] Friday: The Marcel’s Way

Black Friday is not something you would typically associate with a frozen yoghurt brand. But when has Marcel's every been one to follow the trends? [as demonstrated recently with their unicorn-flavoured frozen yoghurt] This time, however, they decided to get super creative and really sink their teeth [and ours] into this risky yet intriguing flavour - black charcoal-infused, chocolate-flavoured frozen yoghurt. Call in the troops We called up good friends Ashley and Helene [...]

By |2019-12-01T08:50:41+02:00Dec 1st, 2019|activities|0 Comments

16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children

The idea of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children seems crazy to me. When what we obviously need is 365.25 days of Activism for No Violence against women and children. But i get it. Because of the state and nature of the extremes of violence that are happening towards women and children, just drawing some attention and mobilising as many people as possible for more of a bite-sized chunk [...]

A visit to the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children

This week i received the gift of a visit to the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children. Thanks to some work i have done alongside Fair Cape Dairies, they informed me of a collaboration they are launching next week with the centre. i connected with the director Bernadine Bachar and she agreed to meet with me to give me an idea of what the centre is about and how they do what they [...]

By |2019-11-22T13:17:11+02:00Nov 22nd, 2019|activities, inspire-ations, local news|0 Comments

Rethinking Christmas

Christmas is always the one time of the year that brings joy to people. Well, some people. Which is why i want to invite you to join with me and others in rethinking Christmas. Let's be completely intentional and creative in the way we celebrate Christmas this year. And let's do it in a way that reaches more people and causes a lot less waste. Presents How often has Christmas become that pressure [...]

By |2019-11-18T11:27:06+02:00Nov 18th, 2019|activities, inspire-ations|8 Comments
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