Saturday, November 27, 2010

On holiday

Mark taking time-out from studies

Mark's friend Dain tries his strong-arm tactics on me

A new electric guitar for Christmas
It's summer vacation for students in South Africa and my son Mark is home for the holidays. He saved up some of his food money this year and I contributed the balance for Christmas so he could buy his new Fender guitar.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Full moon over Durban

Here's a pic of the full moon rising up over the sea, taken from the small garden off my Apartment in Durban. The Moses Mabhida World Cup Football Stadium is in the background.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's Pizza for supper

The kids made pizza for the first time today. Llewellyn got some ready-mixed dough from the market and it was a matter of rolling it out and making a nice chicken and cheese filling. Here's Kate-Lynn and Calvin with their offerings. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Back for the summer holidays

My daughter Kate-Lynn and I fetched my son Mark from the Airport today - back for the summer and Christmas holidays .. 9 weeks.. and hair is getting longer and longer. Welcome home savage!

Cocktails at the Guesthouse

Charl van den Berg (left) and myself

Guests Jaco from Namibia, Elad from Israel, Juanne from Jhb, Llewellyn and Joe from Namibia

Dustin and Ernest (left and right) with cruise organiser Leon (middle)

Juanne and Prince with zany hairstyle
It's always great to have a house-load of guests from all over the world. This weekend we had guests off on a cruise to Mocambique filling the house and including the Mr Gay South Africa 2010 finalists with Charl van den Berg, Mr Gay World. What a nice guy to meet.. down to earth and personable.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Exams for the kids

October/November is end-of-year exam times for the kids - here's Kate-Lynn studying for her 3rd year teeaching degree at Embury College in Durban, while Mark has one exam to go in his first year of Engineering in Stellenbosch, Cape Town - he's coming home for the Nov-end Jan 2011 holidays next week.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Eearly morning stroll

An early morning stroll on the beach before work with Llewellyn, Kate-Lynn and D-Tox (the dog)
Suncoast Beach Durban

The Durban  city hotels behind us as we walk north

Dave with the Durban World Cup Stadium in the background

A day in the life

My office in Toti has a stunning pub with blue lights - that's why I'm looking like a smurf here, and the second pic is my desk. I love my Toti office and work there 2 days of the week; 2 days are at the Bluff office and 1 day I work at the Guesthouse.