A view of Table Mountain from the N1 highway Kraaifontein.
I took this photo from the car on our way to hubbies Badminton Tournament on Sunday 29 July 2012. The past few weeks I keep telling myself I want to stop next to the road and take a photo of Table Mountain with the duplex houses in front. So Sunday I took the photo through the windscreen.
My photo of the day for 28 July 2012 was taken at the Winelands Winter Queen Gala evening.
I was invited to this Gala evening by Sunette Nieuwoudt our own Mrs SA finalist. I took my camera with to take some photo’s of Sunette and the winners my intention was not to take photo’s of the whole event. But by now you know me I just could not resist. I was not prepared had one memory card and did not charge any batteries. Half way through the event my flash batteries died and I was forced to practice my photography without a flash and a tripod…..
I am very happy with the results of my photo’s. First of all I took all the photo’s from our table I did not want to inconvenience the official photographer. Second I had to zoom in at least 100mm in low light and no support from a tripod….
But you can judge the photo of the day…. The rest will follow in a few weeks time first need to finish some other shoots photo’s first.
“Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loayalty to the achievement of your values.” Ayn Rand
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” Gandhi
“Don’t settle for second best, ever. A life lived at less than its full potential is a life half wasted.” Tony Clark
“Those who achieve happiness understand the basic fact that regardless of how much fun you’re having or how many things you accomplish, life through the lens of history is incredibly short.” Ian K Smith
“No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.” Alan Watts
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” Vincent Van Gogh
“It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
For me this little bear is a reminder of my new life…
In August 2009 I went for a tummy tuck and while in hospital Ronald bought me this little Big foot. Before the operation I lost 14 kg and went to the gym but my sagging tummy did not go away. Ronald told me that I can go for a tummy tuck and you will never believe what a boost in self confidence I got.
I also started working on my new career as a photographer. Once again I have to thank hubby for helping me living my dream…
Every time that I look at Little Big foot I think back to that boost in confidence I got after the operation. I will never buy clothes in the petite section but at least I don’t need to buy baggy clothes to hide that sagging tummy.
Little Big Foot is on the dresser that I use as a prop in some photo shoots and sometimes the little ones pick him to feature in their photo shoot….
On 16 June 2012 Xander had his Ninja Themed seventh birthday Party. It was held at Kids Grand Prix at the Glen Garry Shopping Center in Brackenfell.
The party was kicked off with a puppet show at the “Royal Puppet Theater and then a magic show. My first thoughts was that the kids will get bored with the puppet show but to my surprise they really enjoyed it. Some of the kids did enjoy the magic show and some “clever” kids could not be fooled…
Then it was time to sing to the birthday boy and enjoy the treats in their party boxes.
After everyone had build up enough energy they went on to fun part of the party.
There were these following activities:
Wiggle Waggle Cars:
The Cash Cage was by far the most popular game of the day. The children really enjoyed catching that fake money….