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Tethered Bridge

Does the pedestrian bridge over the Main River qualify as being tethered I wonder? What is it about bridges that lure me to walk to the middle, pause for a bit and gaze into the distance? We don’t have too many bridges over rivers here. Most of them are over freeways and the nearest river is 100kms to the south. There is a pull of opposites, a gravity-defying act that lures me to bridges and a need to see what’s on the other side.

Suspension pedestrian bridge over the River Main in Frankfurt
©2017 Regina Martins

Bridge. 

Tether.

 

Who’s The Natty One Then?

Welcome to this stream of consciousness. Natty is WordPress’s word of the day and the obvious association I make has to do with clothes. More specifically, the wearer of clothes as in, “He is a natty dresser.”

I’ve just finished a syndicate assignment for Social Entrepreneurship where the enterprise we used was a fashion incubator so I am making another connection with natty. Let’s see where all these strands are going.

I’ve noticed a trend with regards to consultancies providing services to social enterprises in South Africa – there are those that are incubators and others that are accelerators. I don’t think it’s a linear process because not every new start-up needs help incubating – the business experience of the founders has a lot to do with this. Acceleration on the other hand provides advice on taking an existing organisation and helping it to achieve more. I am on board with the idea of incubation. I am a bit more sceptical about the whole idea of acceleration.

Acceleration reminds me of the zippy rental I drove for a week and a bit while my car was being fixed. Now that  have my car back, it didn’t feel as zippy as the little one. But it did feel solid, hugging the corners as I accelerated out them.

My head is swimming with gross profit margins, ROI and net working capital ratios. You got it – it’s assignment time again – another one.  Due tomorrow night. Numbers is not my forte – but those ratios are rather natty aren’t they? Especially if a natty social entrepreneur uses them to make an impact of society.

Natty.

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My Week In Instagram Photos

I like Instagram for the simplicity of being able to post photos and tell a story in the process. Where I don’t always manage to blog, I probably have posted to Instagram. Here is my week in Instagram photos.

We’re busy with replacing the floors in the living area, and after a visit to the flooring people we needed a coffee and pastel de nata to make some decisions. We are still undecided though, about the flooring options…

This is how all good decisions about home improvements are done #homeimprovements #pasteisdenata #portuguesedelicacies

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I remembered with nostalgia the time I spent at MAAT in April. I did a photo essay, here.

Waiting for Che to pick me up after a day at a client. I saw the bridge over the road and imagined it being a tree-bridge, like a tree-house…

Oh look! A tree-bridge! #jhbcbd

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I also had a feedback session for my Action Learning Project this year.

ALP feedback session today #socent

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I hope you have a wonderful week!

PS: I know I have been distant of late. I have written about it but not posted the post yet. Maybe next week. Who knew that pressing the “publish” button could be so not easy.

 

Timely

The other day I stopped for lunch at a cafe close to the Cais do Sodré.  As I turned to remove the rucksack from my back it swept the empty glasses from the next table onto the floor with a loud crash.

People looked up from their food and the manager glared at me with a very stern look on his face. Well, if only the tables weren’t so close to one another…

The arrival of the wine could not have been more timely

©2017 Regina Martins

 

The Sun Was Shining in my Eyes

Have you ever taken photos with the sun shining in your eyes or directly overhead? Probably not as I’m certain that you know your way around a camera. I have loads of pics taken with these un-ideal conditions for taking photos.

There are times that I do it on purpose when I want to see the effect of a sun ray or lens flare on a scene. There are other times when the photos paint interesting pictures. They’re not bloopers every time. The gallery below has some of the most recent examples.