That didn’t work very well

The plan, as you may already know, was to take some time this morning to write a proper blog post. Things started so well: the kids went back to school and were even mildly enthusiastic about doing so, the beagle was fed and settled in for its post-breakfast nap. Perfect.

And then it all started to go astray. Suddenly there were phone calls to make, a wine farm to find, a table to measure (don’t even ask), a shop or two to get to and a last minute dot com photography assignment.
Things fall apart. And they did, a bit.

And so, I’m putting a small one up here now (careful now) and the plan is to put a bigger one up later. Some fun photos of penguins, seals and dolphins (the Holy Trinity of Table Bay sealife) from yesterday. But right now, I’m carefully stepping over the dozing dog and heading off Stellies toe.

The record has gone

Terrible news. Awful. Tragic.

My several (or more) years long record of publishing at least one blog post a day has slipped. It’s gone. (B)eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that although I have managed to keep it up (careful now) for a considerable length (careful now) of time, including many (if not all) of the days over the last few years, I haven’t managed to publish a post today, Monday 6th January 2020.

The plans were always there to get a post out today. A bit of tidying up, a spot of breakfast, a quick walk along the beach before packing the car and heading back to Cape Town…

…and then writing a blog post.

I just don’t know what happened. The tidying, food, walk, packing and drive home went really well. It just seems that I never got around to it. Even as I’m sitting here now typing this, I’m wondering how on earth it got away from me.

I’m mystified.

There will, of course, be an enquiry. Questions will be asked and answers demanded. Heads will roll. This cannot go unpunished.

In the meantime, though, please accept this 200 word lament as a post for today, Monday 6th January 2020.

 

 

 

Hang on a second…

Taking no chances

I’m heading down to Agulhas this weekend, and while I intend to wander along the beach, inhale the fresh sea air and generally de-stress, that will only be once I’ve done all my jobs.

And there are quite a few jobs to do, for this is a maintenance visit.

Things need to look nice ahead of the holidays. After all, there are likely to be visitors during the summer season:

Eina.

The worry is that making stuff look nice and de-stressing will leave very little time for other stuff, like blogging. And there’s an additional issue: unstable internets.

According to the local Whatsapp group, the Vodacom signal there has been a bit iffy of late. Something to do with a digger near Napier. Clumsy bugger. And given that I have no alternatives, it seems safer just to gooi up a blog post in advance so that you guys don’t miss out.

I knew you’d be delighted.

Right. I’m off to pack my toolbox.

Have a great day!

Too close

My blog died a bit today, and so, while I do have plans to get something up later (stop sniggering at the back!) (honestly…), I think it’s worth preserving records while things are working again.

That’s now.

And this is that record preservation.

 

More later.

Cop out

I could have blogged earlier, but I was walking the beagle, prevented from getting to my computer by a newly painted wall on the floor (don’t ask) and eating some pizza.

Now it’s too late to get anything worthwhile on here.

Sorry, folks.