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Oh, How I’ve Missed You!

Indeed yes!

As I go through the comments left 2 weeks ago (sorry I’m only answering now), I smile, and realise that I’ve missed this space and the people who make it richer – you, yes, you!

In the last 3 weeks, I’ve spoken 3 times at conferences and user groups, all out of town – number 4 coming up on Thursday. Not to mention the final scramble to finish my action learning project and exams and I feel like my time is not my own.

After December 2nd I am going to celebrate. Of course,  for a few weeks, I know that I’m going to feel a tad aimless and like I should be somewhere or doing something.

Fortunately, Christmas is coming up. As usual, we’re staying home, getting together with family and enjoying the summer weather around the pool. There is also home renovations that I’ve been putting off since May mainly because of my studies.

I’m hanging in there for a couple more weeks. I hope you will too. Thanks for still coming by even though there’s not much new content.

If you haven’t yet read these posts, try them and let me know what you think – oldies but still goodies…

This is my most read post, can you believe I wrote it in 2014 and it’s still top of the pops:

15 things that happened the year the internet was born – written on the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web.

I delivered this piece as a speech at Toastmasters and then posted it here and on LinkedIn. I got some good views and feedback:

How to realise your dreams, aka the deaf frog – written in January of this year.

This post is one of my personal favourites. I was relaxed when I wrote it and it’s about what being South African is:

South Africa, my house, my home – proudly ZA! – it has music too.

I hope you enjoy them.

Cheers for now…


Cee’s Which Way Challenge #34: In Franschoek


Delighted at being selected as a Featured Blogger with this entry in last week’s challenge!

There exists a beautiful valley nestled in the mountains of the Cape Vineyards. The idyllic-like appearance of the Franschoek Valley reminds me of The Shire in Lord of the Rings.

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Walking The Boomslang Tree Canopy Walkway

Snaking away above the forest floor the Boomslang Tree Canopy Walkway at Kirstenbosch botanical gardens offers uninterrupted views of the southern Cape Peninsula. Boomslang is the Afrikaans name for a species of snake called the tree-snake (pronounced bw-om-slung).

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MicroblogMondays 42: Overheard on Table Mountain

The top of Table Mountain must be very surprising (pleasantly I am sure) to many people. On a recent visit, I overheard a tourist say to her traveling companion, “I didn’t realise it was so big up here, I thought it was just a lookout point.”

It’s huge up there. There are many trails, long and short, to walk, there is a shop and a restaurant. Che and I spent a whole afternoon up there. I will be doing a more detailed post with pics later.

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway company runs a slick and professional operation. The best is to buy your tickets ahead of time from Webtickets and produce your cell phone for scanning on arrival at the cable station. This will prevent you from wasting time in the ticket queue. I booked that morning for the afternoon of the same day.

Safety was top of mind of all attendants as we waited for the cable cars and a very welcoming Carl chatted animatedly to everyone. The cable car operators were funny and professional. Che and I were pleasantly surprised at how we were treated.

Summed up in three words – professional, friendly, safety-conscious (that’s one word since there’s a hyphen in-between the words ;-))

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