The renovations of the house is progressing well and the contractor is keeping well on schedule. As one complete roof must be replaced it was decided to rather install the new roof onto the existing roof which entails only removing a few galvanised sheets to expose the main beams for anchorage and keeping the remaining sheets as partial insulation. However, this involves raising the parapet on part of the walls. For this bricks had to be gotten up to roof level and here the experts did it – one down on ground level and one up on the roof. Witnessed some expert brick throwing and took some action pics. Unfortunately the light was bad as it was already late afternoon and heavily over cast. But here goes.
Ready to catch
Up the brick goes
I know of some rugby teams who can do with these guys
Enjoy the day.
Beating the rush
Enjoy the rest of the day.
These boots are made for walking, and that is what they gonna do. Remember the old hit from yesteryear?
Have a super day.
Autumn leaves on a vine
In honour of the approaching winter supper will be cheese fondue. Have a great evening.
A popular activity in our neighbourhood is people walking their dogs early morning or late afternoon. I firmly believe this is the major reason we can refer to our neighbourhood as a relatively crime free neighbourhood, that is what we call constant visibility.
I will be spending the Saturday afternoon working, but wishing all of you a pleasant Saturday.
After leaving the nursery (see http://newsferret.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/chaos/) we proceeded to the Duck Pond which is a restaurant on the Welmoed wine estate. The estate is on the Baden Powel Road from the N2 free way towards Stellenbosch, about forty minutes from Cape Town. Not going to bore you with the menu, merely to say it was superb. Rather let me try and do the name justice with a few duck pics.
From the flags one can guess from where most of the patrons come
Lunch over, the bill paid and ready to leave
The Duck Pond definitely calls for a return visit.
Have a great evening.
What a hump day we are having. Workmen all over the place replacing plaster destroyed by damp – it is Cape Town after all. Anglegrinders screaming and hammers beating on the back of chisels adding to the cacophony. Next week will be even worse when the complete roof of what we refer to as the Sunroom will be replaced. To crown everything it is also raining, but where the outside is wet, inside it is dust and dust and more dust. All of this chaos served to remind us of the lovely sunny Sunday we enjoyed last weekend. Went to the Duck Pond Restaurant on the Welmoed Estate some forty minutes drive from here for lunch. On the way, as is her wont Better Half had us stop at a nursery. Now, this was a nursery with a difference for me and I ended up photographing only one flower as the decorations and birds in this nursery swept me off my feet. Unfortunately due to the wire meshing on most of the cages it was impossible to catch good pics of the birds. Nevertheless here a few pics selected for this blog post.
Pink and white
This one reminded me of our fellow blogger Dou Dou
and now a few random shots of the decorations
the Koy pond
a bicycle made for one
an old metal wheel used as a water feature
Enjoy a super half week day.
The night’s storm made for a dramatic daybreak
The rain was over and the Friday scavengers were out in force raiding the garbage bins for any useful recycables
Enjoy the weekend.
When we think of crime we always think first and foremost think about of our homes being robbed when we have gone out and even an armed robbery when we are present. Fortunately for me I am going through life with a positive attitude while, at the same time, being alert and observant. When going out our dogs are locked inside the house and the alarm is armed. At night they sleep inside as our first line of defense. More than that the only other precaution one can take is to be observant regarding what can be seen in the street, both when leaving and when returning and be alert. However, we seem to loose sight of crimes that do not affect us directly like this public pay phone which I saw in Woodstock yesterday. Careful observation indicates that the phone has been damaged, but the safe box where the money fall into is untouched. Either the thieves were disturbed or the did not have the equipment to break the safe open, but I sensed a feeling of joy within me when noticing criminals failed.
What ever the case when seeing crime vandalism like this I can understand that, albeit we complain about high phone tariffs, someone at the end of the day must contribute to damage repairs and financial losses, and that someone unfortunately is the consumer.
Anyway, let us not fall victim to moping, the weekend is here so let us enjoy.
This is what the late sleepers missed yesterday morning.
That was not all. This is what the sunrise looked like.
The day later turned out to be a smasher of an autumn day and these guys made most of it.
Hopefully today will be the same. Enjoy the day of rest.