Category Archives: travel

A new pain a new gain

Back in November last year, after a pleasant 5km run around the base of Lion’s Head, I decided to commit to  The Two Ocean’s 22km trail run.  It was only the distance I focused on. I was a novice half marathon … Continue reading

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A New Challenge; Day 1

Today I signed up today for the 2 Oceans Trail run. That’s one run. 2 oceans. 22km. I don’t naturally have the physique or stamina for long-distance running. But I’m nothing if not enthusiastic (well, sometimes), and since discovering that despite … Continue reading

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Keeping on Keeping on

If this isn’t an example of motivation … I’m not sure what is.  

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Cheers to the winelands

There is too much and not enough to say about the Cape Winelands. I’ve been lucky enough to visit just some of the exquisite wine estates and restaurants just a couple of hours drive outside of Cape Town in Franchoek. … Continue reading

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All the sixes

The apartheid regime is difficult to get your head round. Its legacies are everywhere, from the statue of Jan Smuts in Company Gardens, to the only second ever performance of Athol Fugard’s blinding ‘Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality … Continue reading

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Schoop Schoop Ooh Wee!

The sound of a punch or kick making perfect contact is a particularly satisfying one. It leaves you with the same feeling that the crack of a white cue ball does as it smashes through a triangle of coloured balls and is followed … Continue reading

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Punches and Parties

Friday night was another night dedicated to punching. It was my second Kobra Fight night and the day before the team has spent time getting flyers distributed, posters printed, sound systems blaring and trophies out on show. The Kobra truck … Continue reading

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