Category Archives: Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge

CFFC: Eyes

The temperature is dropping outside and I’ve been faffing* the whole day. It’s a public holiday here, I think pretty much everywhere in the world (?). The day began with Che and I making the bed around Nermal the cat, who was peacefully sleeping on it. Why is it that cats decide to go to sleep when you need to get up and make the bed? And off course, being the cat lovers that we are, and absolutely** doting on him we routinely make the bed around him while he seemingly sleeps on. I think that sometimes he pretends to be asleep to test us how much we really love him – if we make the bed around him it must mean that we adore him. Or else he’s testing our bed making skills – “How to make your bed with a sleeping heavy cat on it”. Cats…! But just look at his eyes!

Beautiful Nermal, who regularly tests our bed making skills
©2019 Regina Martins

Extra: I caved in and bought a Nespresso machine. It was a good deal with the Aeroccino milk frother thrown in. And the considerate Nespresso people included a pack of 14 capsules. Thank goodness, imagine not being able to test the machines. It’s like the “batteries not included” phenomenon with kids’ toys. No child, or parent for that matter, wants to buy a toy with no batteries included. Imagine the drama! The Nespresso people seem to understand this phenomenon and included some batteries aka coffee capsules in the package.

Look what arrived today. I caved in and decided to get a Nespresso machine
©2019 Regina Martins

Faffing – South African English for doing nothing, absolutely nothing the whole day, aimlessly going from Instagram to News24 to Instagram to making some coffee to cleaning my make-up brushes…you get the idea 😉

**Lots of adverbs I know…


Entered in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge which runs on Tuesdays – this week the theme is Eyes.

 

CFFC: Bridges

Ponte 25 de Abril, Lisbon, Portugal. Cars on the top, trains on the bottom.

Ponte 25 de Abril, Lisbon. Cars on the top, trains on the bottom
©2019 Regina Martins

Iconic in construction, striking in colour.

Ponte 25 de Abril in Lisbon, iconic in construction and striking in colour
©2019 Regina Martins

Cristo Rei looking over the Ponte.

Cristo Rei looking over the Ponte
©2019 Regina Martins

Entered in Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge, this week’s theme is Bridges.

 

CFFC: Places People Live

Today, Cee is inviting us to post pics of places people live.

De Heerlijckyt van Elsmeren is gorgeous. It’s a castle in the Belgian countryside in the small municipality of Geetsbets. The family who owns it still live in a section of the castle, the rest is a hotel and conference centre. I spent a week there in July on a course – there was no better place for that.

The back view of De Heerlijckyt van Elsmeren by one of the imposing entrance gates
©2018 Regina Martins
De Heerlijckyt van Elsmeren’s lake and rowboat. It would have sunk had anyone taken it out into the lake, as the wood at the bottom was rotting
©2018 Regina Martins
De Heerlijckyt van Elsmeren abounded with sunflowers
©2018 Regina Martins
I didn’t have a wide enough lens to capture the whole facade of De Heerlijckyt van Elsmeren – here is a part
©2018 Regina Martins

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Drive…

…or ride or captain. In Thailand we experienced all sorts of things which we used to get from place to place. These are but a few.

It all started with a long flight to Singapore…

It all started with a long flight to Singapore and then a shorter one to Bangkok
©2018 Regina Martins

Touring by longtail boat on the busy Chao Phraya River and through the smaller klongs (canals)…

A narrow canal boat doesn’t provide much protection to splashing water. I don’t think we’re meant to keep dry. The only thing is that the Bangkok canals are not very clean and the water suspect…
©2018 Regina Martins

A homestay experience aboard a floating rafthouse. This is us getting towed out to the other side of the lake…

Spending time on the floating rafthouse was interesting, and not very comfortable. This is the towboat, pulling us out to the other side of the lake nestled in the middle of Thai mountains, that was so beautiful and peaceful
©2018 Regina Martins

Riding past casava fields and over precarious bridges over the River Kwai on clacky rickety swinging train…

The train on the Death Railway was fascinating and I loved the ride in the clacky rickety swinging train
©2018 Regina Martins

Tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk tuk…

Tuk-tuk’ing in Chiang Mai…
©2018 Regina Martins

Entered in Cee’s CFFC this week.