Archive for November, 2012

I have always though of Potholes as an inconvenience but it seems the Anglers have found a use for them.

This one had to be used for the local car wash, the problem came when we wanted to drive away.

I just made a portable braai and we tried to take it to the picnic spot by the river. The traffic cops wouldn`t allow us to go any further as we didn`t have an army escort.

Please read the second link below to find out ” WHY ” . But first the government must buy me a boat to get to the Island, It used to be Robben Island.

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I received a very strange email yesterday, the thing that made it strange was the detail.  I have put some links on the page because most people do not want the details.

Nkandla Freeway Corruption Potentially Exposed…

Much has been said, fought and argued over the funding of the R250m Nkandla Compound, and rightly so. But what’s received little attention is the funding of the freeway set to run through Nkandla following the development of the president’s luxury compound. This freeway is set to cost R1.5bn, so this is no small chunk of change, so Mybroadband’s amateur, volunteer, investigative journalists gave it a crack and uncovered what appears to be a case of corruption on an arms deal scale. Here’s what we uncovered:


Full email with photo`s, Click here…

Well that`s out of the way, I was asked to pass it on as it seems to have been started by a blogger.





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As the main theme I notice that today seems a yellow day, very sunny and bright. There is plenty of ground her for my daughter to was and dry the tents. If you want to see how and where they are erected click on the photo. http://www.mavericktents.co.za

The area is not without its yellow flowers also.

Another thing worth looking at is the Bungi jump, this is one of the vehicles getting supplies at the supermarket.

Although a digest is usually short I just had to Pig out on this one.

The pig is still having to share with whichever feathered friend comes at meal time.

As the ground is so hard here due to stones and clay I decided to make a wallow out of the drip tray from the old water cylinder. The problem  now is that the 5 geese love to drink and sit in it. But as soon as Alice comes towards them they flee.

I`ve been told by my Wife that this looking after the pig has changed me.

Enjoy, keep smiling and enjoy the rest of the week. Weekend will soon be here. 🙂

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I spend quite a bit of time wandering on the beach and around the farm with either a camera or phone. Having become a compulsive picture taker since getting my first digital camera I like to put  some on my blog. I store what I think may come in handy on some spare hard drives for maybe using latter when I feel lazy. The first two are for seeing the short video of our local sea slugs that reside in the lagoon.

The first one is a candle , but this beach is very windy which has made most of the wax flow into the sand.

Looking on my computer station I still have an ashtray left from my disastrous time of making things with skulls. I made sword sticks, ornaments, ashtrays and general talking pieces, but the theme was wrong so most have been given away.

Whilst photographing the Seals at Robberg Beach I didn`t notice that there was a Caracul in the picture until I saw it on the computer screen. Below this rock the seals bathe and lay in the sun.

A bit of humour always goes down well, although mine is considered weird sometimes. I often wonder when out in the Whale Watching boats if these Southern Rights are curious or intimidating when they come up to the gunwales like this.

There is one thing that I am certain of and this is that Alice only does this for more food, usually treats.

It`s a good job pigs don`t fly or perform the shower song..

I suppose there must be a joke here somewhere……………………………….

Be very careful where you take your photo`s they may offend some people. 🙂

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Being a bit lazy I put all the colours on one picture. It`s is a mixture of Orchids and a place in the UK called Maidstone. This was a strange thing because when I went into Argos there was no snow on the cannon.   Latter when I came out, the town looked like a Christmas Card. 🙂

The last photo is my idea of a Parliamentary discussion of no confidence in said government. 🙂

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This is part of one of the 3 dams on the farm. It is usually green but lack of rain has made the foreground a bit brown.

I was looking round the edge of the dam and noticed that the bees are back.

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now if you are using Fire Fox from Mozilla you probably have never seen this screen.

But you may receive a few of these from people using social networks..

Don`t stop for anyone as hijacking is on the increase.

When you are looking for a dog walker, don`t get one off the net. Although they do seem to bond.

Have you ever felt in a bit of a pickle when looking for a holiday home, then this is the place.

There are a lot of these flowers growing on the farm in the bush, but I haven`t Googled them yet.

When I was in Pretoria the streets were lined with Jacaranda trees, but this is the only one I have seen in Knysna.

No Animals were injured or stressed during the making of this blog. 🙂

Have a great day, and smile because people will think you know something that they don`t.

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You can only laugh at local politics as no one seems to take it serious, especially the politicians. It seems the quickest way to make the top spot is to have been in jail, check all the presidents in Africa. Politics in Africa is Black Humour. :-).

There seems to be a difference in dress code, especially at weddings.Is this how the masses see the government?

He gave a lot of pleasure to kids, why not put him on a stamp?

How long before our money looks like this?

I really think they should enter the games as they always get gold, buy a gold mine and don`t pay the workers or get 15 years jail and be out in 5 months, that must be a world record.

A local ANC protest 2012, this looks like it should have been pre-1994. Has no one told them the Apartheid government has been replaced?

Another of Zapiro`s cartoons.

No wonder these Indaba`s are costing so much, look what they are mixing with the Jonny Walker green label.

These are the new issue fire arm for government employees. If you have any problems with armed attackers you can only be charged with suicide.

Leaked information. Wiki Leaks…….

Found in government toilets.

As our shops are full of Chinese goods it may be just the beginning so start learning the new world language.

The African Space mission landed in the Eastern Cape today.

Because it cost the tax  payers R200 Million. You can`t see all the other buildings now as they are underground.

The changing names of roads and towns seems a little wasteful sometimes, don`t you think?  This sign doesn`t work either, it`s a language problem.

Enjoy your week and laugh at what you can`t change. 🙂

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I have found that since changing from film to digital I take more candid snapshots than before, is this always the case? This may be because if they are not right you can just delete them. I used to do my own developing, printing and enlarging but it became too expensive. I still have most of my cameras and accessories but unless I give them away i`m stuck with them.

This little girl loves ponies and unicorns as you can see by the birthday party set up.

If your thinking of a tea party , why don`t you try here.


I remember many years ago Robert Mugabe saying how much he liked the Zimbabwe Ruins, that he would like to extend it over the whole country. I think it worked, his wish came true.

I went to the local Wolf Sanctuary the other day and decided to make an Animation. It saves having to put 20 photos on a blog and waste so much space.


If you feel like screaming just try living here.

I am living on a farm and chickens are a bit of a problem at the moment as they are free range, meaning they have no bounds, my stoop included. This picture explains how things are. 🙂

To show how bad and compulsive my photography is getting see the next shot. I was so enraged at the price of things today that when I opened my Weetbix and saw this I just had to snap this shot with my cell phone. i took a shot of the batch number also and will send it to the manufacturers.

This may only be the equivalent of one Weetbix but every bit counts. As the quality control is non existent in most firms it pays to complain. So far I have returned Cheese , Milk and Chicken and have been given vouchers of at least R90 every time. So next time the supermarket gives you substandard complain, not enough people do so the standard just goes down,

I`ve just changed my car, but it was after Batman beat me to the soft top. 🙂

Have a great week end and keep smiling, it uses less energy.

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My apologies for not leaving a comment or like on your post but this system at wordpress will not alow me to log onto your pages.


As I have had a week of no internet again I couldn`t think of a title.  It seems strange to an oldy like me that life has become so reliant on the internet and cell phones.  When I was a kid a power outage meant very little in the UK because we cooked with gas,the radio had 120volt battery and an accumulator which got charged at the local garage,we had no gadgets and candles were cheap. Nowadays we rely on electricity for cell phone chargers, computers, routers for internet and all the other electronic gadgets that we have around us. I have found that most of my photo`s are now taken with a cell phone as it seems easier to use and carry around than my SLR digital, also I miss the net.

After ten years of driving the Golf I finally changed to something a bit more modern.

across the road from my gate is a sign warning of bush fires as there is a lot of pine trees and bush in this area. The local workers seem to think this sing is for burning , lucky it didn`t go further.

We have 5 new residents at the farm, they have grown twice their size since arriving. their biggest problem is the fact that they crap everywhere and often. they also swim in the pigs water bowl and I have to change it many times a day.

Due to my daughter getting two ponies for her kids we now have another compost heap of manure. on inspecting it the other day I find that I have an out of season mushroom patch. Between the Parasol and Ink Cap we have edible mushrooms, I think they will need a good wash. 🙂

In a blog earlier I showed that the pig had a bird that followed her eating habits, now it`s the chicken. She seems to like Alice`s food and water so I feed her very early before the chickens arrive. Now this one has learned not to be locked up at night and sleeps in a hollow on the wood chipping heap.

At least Alice can have an egg for breakfast. The Hen seems to be sitting on the eggs now so we should see some more youngsters soon.

I went to the Lemon Grass restaurant the other day and saw this unusual notice. It`s unusual because pool and car park was washed away several year ago when we had some very bad seas along this coast.

One of the resident cats decides to sleep on my couch.

And latter take a cat nap on the stoop.

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