Archive for July, 2011

I decided that hawling around different photo albums is too much of a mission, and after seeing my Jeanette”s books she has made for herself and clients, I decided to do the same, as my portfolio.

and it really came out well, I’m quite please with it.

These are just a few snippets of what its about.

We have a new addition to the house. My mother-in-law decided,that, after the death of our two Great Danes, Erin needed a puppy. She works at the local veterinary clinic, and in came golden retriever puppies, only 8 weeks old, looking for a home.

And so…

She brought over one of them, a lovely white honey coloured fluff ball, with the cutest face.

Her pedigree name, registered at the Kennel Union of South Africa is… Zillenberg Malvina   (LOL) way too much of a mouthful…

(I mean, does this LOOK like  a “Zillenberg Malvina?)

So, I said to Erin, she must choose a name, who took exactly 12 seconds, to shout out “SNOW WHITE”, which has been shortened already to “snowy”

Destruction of ecstacy

Posted: July 14, 2011 in accident, cars























In May last year, i had the fortune to drive a Ferarri F430


This vehicle is a serious power machine, pure ecstacy, nay, orgasmic, to drive… and today, I got to see the vehicle in a somewhat different manner.

A fortunate ,or soon to be not-so-fortunate, person purchased the Italian masterpiece, and was waiting at home eager for his new toy to arrive.

Unfortunately the salesman bringing  his vehicle , lost control of it, and decided to change the face of it forever!




Not exactly what he was waiting for….

Sad, so very very sad!




























Masonic cowboy

Posted: July 2, 2011 in Masonic

As a young boy, I used to don my hat, strap on my gun belt, and run round the garden, shooting all the “baddies’, as the ultimate cowboy.  I watched all his movies,

He was my hero!

Who was this gunslicker that captured the imagination of boys worldwide?

JOHN WAYNE (born May 16, 1907 )

Born Marion Morrison, “the Duke” appeared or starred in over 200 films in his fifty-year career, winning an Oscar for “True Grit,” in 1969.

He is remembered for his definition of the American individualist of a mythical wild west, he came to represent America to several generations of movie-goers.

But John Wayne wasn’t just the ultimate cowboy on the big screen, in real life, he was also a member of  the oldest and most honorable fraternity of men this world has ever known.

Like his father before him, The “Duke”  joined Glendale DeMolay Chapter and was initiated into Freemasonry on July 9, 1970.

In December of that year, he joined the York Rite Bodies in California and became a Shriner in Al Malaikah Shrine Temple.

and then joined the Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56, Tucson, Arizona.

He was summoned to the Grand Lodge Above, and died  on June 11, 1979.