Marathons and races around the world
This was my best marathon yet, even though it was done on the least training. These things definitely get easier as the body adapts to what it needs to do. I only took 4 minutes off my Paris time but I finished strongly and my legs wee pretty comfor
Most Recent Entry: Sunday, May 25, 2008
South Africa 2008
On the way home from Howick we dropped in on the Monson's to check out their new farm in Clarens. The farm is currently undeveloped and the plans are to essentially build a holiday resort for orphans where they can spend a yearly holiday filled wit
Most Recent Entry: Tuesday, March 25, 2008
China and Hong Kong 2007
After backpacking around Yunnan and struggling a little with the food and hygiene, visiting Hong Kong was like stepping into the future. The city is wonderfully organised (walkways above the roads keep pedestrians off the street so traffic keeps mov
Most Recent Entry: Sunday, October 28, 2007
These are some random pics from around London. There are a few of my mum and Rose's visit to London for Christmas in 2003. Gosh, looking at the snowy ones, I can't say I'm looking forward to another winter, they seem to creep up really fast and tak...
Most Recent Entry: Saturday, June 30, 2007
Vienna has a fantastic Zoo
I'm generally not a fan of Zoo's, especially being South African and having grown up with frequent trips to enornous natural wildlife parks where animals have huge space to roam. BUT, Vienna zoo is pretty awesome. They've set it up really well, with
Most Recent Entry: Tuesday, May 01, 2007
South Africa 2006
Everyone raves about the beauty of Cape Town and how cool a city it is, but that's a difficult concept to really understand until you've been there. The difficulty stems from the fact that Cape Town is a city, but it's not. When people describe a city
Most Recent Entry: Thursday, November 30, 2006
Ephesus and the beaches of Olu Deniz, Turkey
We needed a little culture to balance the equation. So it was off to Ephesus, the extensive Roman ruins, on a hot tour bus full of English people. The ruins were phenomenal: extensive, well-preserved and truly... old. You could spend days examining
Most Recent Entry: Thursday, October 05, 2006
Snowboarding in Les Arcs, France
My first snowboarding trip and what a trip. With the possible exception of Rap Jumping, it is the most exhilirating activity possible. After 3 days of non-stop falling, bruising my shoulders with the constant wipe outs, I finally got the hang of tur
Most Recent Entry: Saturday, December 17, 2005
We arrived at the farm in Normandy at around 5pm with enough time for a quick game of football and a stint on the scramblers. I went for a fairly long evening run (mostly due to taking the wrong road at about 6km out and then being 3km down it befor...
Most Recent Entry: Sunday, October 09, 2005
The old city of Dubrovnik is something very unique. The only word I could think of to describe it would be surreal. It feels a bit like stepping into a fairyland with shiny marble floors and postcard perfect narrow streets lined with tiny shops and hun
Most Recent Entry: Saturday, October 01, 2005
A very relaxing week spent in a small goats house in La Grave. Unfortunately out of season so no skiing but really good to get away for some needed relaxation and to catch up on lots of reading next to the fire. Briancon is a very cute little town w...
Most Recent Entry: Wednesday, August 24, 2005
I'll return to complete text soon....
Most Recent Entry: Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Random trips without photos
Most Recent Entry: Tuesday, August 20, 2002