Thursday, December 23, 2010

That time of year to Reflect?

If you think it is, go ahead. I've supplied the mirror.

Personally, I am thankful for every day that I am down here in the Cape Town area, not having to withstand/resist the crap that is going on in other parts of the country/world. I have enough issues to deal with, without having to listen to politicians and self-righteous "aid" organisations spouting on about what sort of trouble they/their country/the world is/are in.

However, that said, I will make it known that I am grateful for all the loving family and friends that I have, both locally and around the world. It is you people that make my life worthwhile and I am forever indebted to you all for it.

Love. Always.
Semper Amor.

A blessed, peaceful, safe, loving Christmas and holiday season to you all, with wishes that the best of 2010 is the worst of 2011 to every one of you.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

My new dress (kilt)...

With my daughter coming out from the UK to get married at Slangkop Lighthouse in April 2011, I decided I had better get something to wear.

I've always wanted a full dress kilt and all the bits that go along with it, so I placed an order on an online website which was very helpful (and reasonably cheap too). If you're ever in need of a kilt, check them out here...

So, the outfit includes:

* Argyll jacket & vest
* Dress shirt & bow tie
* 5 yard 16oz handmade wool kilt (in Douglas Modern tartan)
* Dressed sporran & chains
* Belt & buckle
* Socks
* Matching flashes (in Douglas Modern tartan)
* Ghillie brogues (shoes)
* Sgian dubh (dagger - not real these days)
* Kilt pin (little metal dagger thingy)

Och aye the noo, gonna look "stylin" in that lot, ye ken...

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Have new camera gadget...

...but has anyone got some batteries for me?

I picked up my new YN468 Speedlite from the SARS Customs Office, which I ordered some three weeks ago via eBay.

I'm surprised as all hell that it arrived as I've had items disappear on at least one previous occasion, which did not leave me with a warm snuzzy feeling that the flash was going to arrive, particularly as I had ordered it so long ago.

Anyway, it is here, but I am in the office without access to my camera and some batteries for the flash...

I guess I'll just have to wait for a couple of hours...