Brian is Back!

Great news this morning in my feed reader: one of my favourite bloggers, Brian Micklethwait of has returned to blogging after an extended summer break.
In fact, so long was his hiatus that I had feared we’d seen the last of his eclectic mix of politics, social commentary and photography.

However, as Brian says:

But now I’ve had my little holiday, and have learned that although blogging may sometimes be a bit of a grind, it is, for me, greatly to be preferred to the alternative of not blogging. 

Which is exactly how I often feel about the whole thing too. 

Welcome back, Brian.

Advance warning

Because I foresee internet connectivity issues over the weekend and a busy day today (errands, rugby, shopping, drinks later), it’s a case of writing this post in advance (Saturday morning) while I still can. I’ll then set it to publish tomorrow lunchtime and no-one will be any the wiser. God bless WordPress.

As I’ve said before, there’s always the danger of a major or catastrophic event occurring in the meantime, in which case small talk may look a little benile, but I’ll take my chances. And, to make it even more realistic, I’ll even chuck in some quotes about yesterday’s sporting events, even though it’s like having the reverse of Biff’s Sports Almanac in Back to the Future III:

How about that Australia v South Africa match. What a game? It was SO close: especially at kick off time – the teams were completely evenly matched (at that point). And some of the kicking and passing  throughout the game also impressed me, although not all of it, of course.
And Manchester United v Arsenal.  Well, who could have predicted that scoreline? Two big clubs, of course, but I think that gives us all an idea of the eventual outcome this season. Possibly.

Right – well I’m off to finish cooking Sunday lunch now.

There. All but the most stoic of readers will have been fooled. And I’ll see you again on Monday. Enjoy your day.

Please look at this

I’m off to watch the footy, but while I’m gone, please look at this page:

Yes, I’m pushing it. But then it is for a good cause and it is on Wednesday evening.

Meanwhile, here is a photograph of my daughter with some ravioli on her ear:

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And no, that’s not a Cindy Crawford style beauty spot, it’s… it’s… well… look, I don’t actually know what it is, but it washed off in the bath.

Koeberg Interchange/N1 Closures

Expect plenty of delays this weekend as the N1 is closed between Marine Drive and the infamous Koeberg Interchange as follows:

N1 Table Bay Boulevard : Inbound
SATURDAY – the carriageway will be closed for roadworks between the M5 Koeberg Interchange and Marine Drive from 1pm until 5am Sunday – traffic will be diverted via Koeberg Road and Section Road to Marine Drive

N1 Table Bay Boulevard : Outbound
SUNDAY – the carriageway will be closed for roadworks between Marine Drive and the M5 Koeberg Interchange from 6am until 5am Monday – traffic will be diverted via Marine Drive and Section Road

And who can forget the last time they closed the N1 for roadworks for the weekend – and accidentally ran over – by two days?
Good luck to you if you’re heading out that way this weekend. You must be mad.

Helpful links  >> Plans for Koeberg Interchange | Cape Town Traffic Webcams – LIVE! | Plans for Hospital Bend

Nothing tonight

Nothing from me here tonight save for this admin post to tell you that there’s nothing from me here tonight.

I have a sick little boy and therefore have other blog-unrelated responsibilities.

More tomorrow.