"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Monday, 19 May 2014

things i like, did and didn't do this week

A good and busy week is over and another one looms.  The Wine Time website is up and running (thanks to Gareth).  Lots of positive feedback and best of all, new customers and wine orders.  If you have not already seen it, please take a look - wow.winetimeonline.co.za

"I likes" from last week:-

Having Nic home for two weeks.  Unfortunately he is back in Pretoria this morning.  Taking him through to town every morning gave me the opportunity to collect Alfie and take him for a walk most days (my walking partner is still away on "Granny" duty).

A 9km walk along the Sea Point beachfront to the Waterfront and back

Art classes have resumed.  A wonderful way to spend a Thursday evening with some lovely ladies, an inspiring art teacher and a glass or two of wine.  This second course is so inspiring as we are all over the "I cannot draw" stage, we can appreciate what we are learning and producing and appreciating that everyone has their own style and creative side.  We are working on a mandala at the moment.  Not knowing what a mandala was when I started, Annie's explanation and some investigation on Google, explained it nicely:-

The word "mandala" is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean "circle," a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself--a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds.

Describing both material and non-material realities, the mandala appears in all aspects of life: the celestial circles we call earth, sun, and moon, as well as conceptual circles of friends, family, and community.

A mandala is...
An integrated structure 
organized around a 
unifying center

Work in progress - lots of shading and detail to be filled in

This tweet, which Nic re-tweeted, gave me goosebumps.  Two great Rondebosch boys (and rugby players), friends and housemates and now playing Super 15 rugby against each other.  

Despite what you all may think, sport isn't about results, trophies or stats. It's about moments like this

Caroline had a birthday party on Saturday night - late and fun with a couple of chocolate vodka's involved. My punishment - having to get up at 5.30 to get Nic to the airport!!

Love this

To finish off the week a Sunday in the sun watching Tom and Gareth playing bowls.  They did really well and got through to the playoffs (but then lost). Who would have thought that watching bowls could be so entertaining.

 The "Didn't's"

Sort out my wardrobe and unpack my winter clothes
Wash my car
Plant my new seedlings (all starting to dry out)
Re-arrange my bathroom to accommodate the new baskets I have bought
See a movie
Watch last week's episode of Fargo (Are you watching it? Offbeat but addictive)
Eat sushi
Find even one of my wedding photographs.  There were not many, and not even one of Michael and myself. My brother has some video footage which he has converted to digital so wants to include some pictures.  The problem with having your photographs on computers (some of which crash) and disks and not being organised.

Always next weekend but the urge for some sushi is great.

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