Sunday, November 30, 2008

The afternoon at Irene Village Mall

Live music, Vida E and a beautiful summer afternoon at Irene Village Mall. Only sundowners at Clifton Beach can beat it!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Matthew the gymnast!

Our Matthew is now a beginner gymnast!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

But wait, there's more...

“When interpreting the bible you must be aware of the people wearing spectacles. For instance a friend of mine shared a story with me of a man who went to buy meat at the butcher wearing spectacles, when he got to the fridge he told the owner that the meat is all off and the owner said it is impossible, he went to look there was nothing wrong with the meat, he asked his client to take the spectacles off because he was wearing green spectacles so everything turns green in his eyes. Remember that there are people like that one.”

On Kantian ethics:
"People must be look on. This must be oral action. According to Kant, it is not based on feelings, it is based on duty... Kant's weakness:Pay attention to one thing only."

Friday, November 21, 2008

Exams. Students. Ja-wat

I am busy marking first year ethics scrips. I love marking as you sometimes come across hilarious things the students come up with. How is this one?

"Gender is about sexuality, namely male and female. When we stop bitten around the bush on this issue..."

I first had to get up from the floor after falling off my chair with laughter, compose myself and then decide that the student was talking about people not taking the issue seriously.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Facebook: "Wessel is PROUD OF HIS BOYS"

Sorry, no photo. Only took video today.

It was Matt's last school concert at Busy Boffins as he is moving on to Grade 0 next year. He played the leading role in the play and EXCELLED! Nathan sat on the edge of the stage, stealing muffins out of the Muffin Man's basket, clapping and gesturing occasionally just to let his teacher think that his attention was in the right place.

And then the little graduation ceremony...snot en trane (Runny nose and tears - for those who do not speak Afrikaans).

I can go to bed tonight knowing that we are doing something right.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy birthday Nathan!

Our little Nathan turns 2 today. Here's a little bit about him:

Favourite sayings:

1. No way, pappa!
2. Maaaaaatttttt!
3. Matt, you are baby!
4. Matt, my mamma!
5. Wotzat?

Favourite things:

1. Motorbikes
2. Motorbikes
3. Did I forget to mention motorbikes?

Favourite toys:

1. Blue pushbike
2. Dinkytoy motorbike
3. The vacuum cleaner

Favourite food:

1. Anything with chocolate
2. Fishfingers
3. Beetroot
4. 5c coins

Favourite DVD:

1. George of the jungle
2. Dinosaurs
3. Sharkboy and Lavagirl

Favourite places:

1. Sitting next to mom or dad
2. Nonna's house
3. Moocow (Irene mall)
4. Church
5. Emergency room

Favourite activity:

1. High risk maneuvers
2. Irritating Matt
3. Climbing the highest object
4. chasing the dogs
5. Dancing

Favourite songs:

1. Grace Kelly
2. I kissed a girl
3. Twinkle twinkle little star
4. Incy wincy spider (Dad's version which involves tickling and an electric guitar)

What he'll be doing today:

1. Eat breakfast
2. Go to school
3. Have a nap
4. Go to Menlyn to watch his first movie on the big screen

Monday, November 10, 2008

After the party

Our little Nathan is turning 2 on Friday. We had to have his party this past weekend to fit in with everyone's comings-and-goings. This tells me that he really enjoyed the day.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Scroll text on BBC

"Teenage girls who watch T.V. programmes with a high sexual content are twice as likely to fall pregnant."

My mom always said T.V. is bad for you...