Brad joins us for a wok braai at The Terrace. yummy
Monday, March 28, 2011
Dave and Hein's sister Shirley took time to travel to East London to fix her brother Hein's grave at the West Bank Cemetary there. Hein's memorial plaque is fixed to his brother's grave which is alongside that of her mother Josephine. Buks was killed in a car accident in which she (at 18 months old) her brother Hein and two sisters were travelling on the way back from her own mother's funeral that day.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
We spent a few days in Port Elizabeth while Llewellyn was attending an Opthalmology and SpecSavers conference and on Saturday I drove down to East London, stopping in Grahamstown to fetch Hein's sister Shirley. I hired a weedeater and some tools and we spent the afternoon at the West Bank Cemetary fixing up Hein's and her mother's grave.
The rest of the time in PE was spent acquainting myself with the little city - very neat, tidy and litter free and on the Friday we enjoyed a superb beach party under the freeway bridge with an Arabian theme. Good trip!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
We shared our Hong Kong experiences with Jaco who jets off there this weekend to take part in the Hong Kong 10s rugby tournament which takes place in conjunction with the Hong Kong 7s. Jaco was talent-scouted to join an International Invitation team for the 10-a-side tournament which runs alongside the famous 7s tournament. Players of the likes of Jonah Lomu will be playing in the 10s.
Good luck Jaco.. it's going to be an awesome trip and we hope you get some good international exposure and possibly a new contract for 2012.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
It's been a tough few weeks presenting Seminars on the implementation of the Consumer Protection Act on the 1st April 2011. The Act requires contracts and documentation of suppliers of goods and services in South Africa to be compliant with the Act and I have been helping Agents in the property industry prepare for the imminent commencement of the Act.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Co-incidentally the day after booking our tickets to Beirut and Damascus on direct Emirates flights from Durban -- woo hoo!!! no Johannesburg stop-over and wait-- this story appeared of a guy who hitch-hiked from Durban to Damascus. Our trip won't be so hectic, but am looking forward to see the world's oldest city - and ancient Mesopotamia with the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers of Babylon I learned about in history so many years ago.
Read more about Damascus here.
Dave puts the seal on the first Notarial Deed he has executed as a Notary Public. It was a Notarial Deed of Encroachment - some buildings on one property encroached slightly into another and the Deed established a new title deed condition on both adjacent properties authorising the encroachment. This was a pre-requisite to regularise the buildings and obtain plans approval.
Once executed, Dave sends the Deed with the title deeds of the properties to the Deeds Office in Pietermaritzburg and the Notarial Deed gets registered and the new condition is endorsed on the properties' title deeds.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
It's great to see my friends moving to the next level. Congratulations to Shawn and Michael on the purchase of their first home in Westville. Large split-level house with loads of storage space to enable Shawn to operate his business from home. The house has a lovely outlook over the Paradise Valley hills.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
This is my favourite monument in Rome where Kate-Lynn has been for the last week. I think I liked it particularly as we had been at the incredible Colosseum and then after walking through the Roman ruins en route to the Vatican, we turned a conrner and this giant building suddenly came into view and was so impressive.