I sit and write this from one of my favourite places in Kathmandu: a four-storey house that is situated on the exact approach line of every airplane that comes in to land at the Tribhuvan International airport. The airstrip is a few of kilometers in front of me and I can see when the airplane touches the ground. When they fly over me their landing gear is already out and it’s fun to first guess and then read which airline it is coming in to land. Kathmandu’s airport is not He
HE SAYS: I started this article somewhere over Central Asia as we were flying to Nepal for an extended visit. It started out as a fond recollection of a Come Dine With Me competition among friends we had last year, but somewhere along the way it morphed into My Favourite Things. In The Sound Of Music Julie Andrews sings about her favourite things. She says when she is sad or something unpleasant happens, she simply remembers her favourite things and then she doesn’t feel so b
2016 04 22 This week i prepared for gym by finding an exercise routine on Pinterest. Since starting at the gym, i have only been doing about 3 exercises with the dumbbells, and i thought that would be the first place to expand my exercise repertoire. Well, the routine i chose works like this: 5 different dumbbell exercises are alternated with one minute intervals of jumping rope. Fortunately, we own a jumping rope, which was summoned – together with a body that hasn’t jumped
KAROO III IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE ONLINE Even though i wasn’t born in the Karoo and even though we lived in a town (as opposed to living on a farm), i consider myself a child of the Karoo. To those who’ve lived their lives elsewhere, the Karoo seems barren and lifeless, with nothing to do and nowhere to go, stuck in the middle of nowhere. They consider the Karoo a necessary halfway stop en route between their homes and their holiday destinations. They see very little of val
COMPETITION RULES: 1 - Anyone can enter, except immediate family members or employees of Ordinary Extraordinary. 2 - To enter: Take a selfie with the Gariep Geite, post it on our Facebook page and ask your friends to like it. The photo with the most likes by midnight 30 August 2016, wins. 3 - The winner will be announced on 31 August. 4 - Prizes are non-transferable. 5 - The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
2015 04 05 Yesterday that-man and i joined a gym. It used to be a gym for men, but ladies are welcome as well these days. However, it’s still no mainstream experience. i was initially drawn to the fact that we’d heard the gym had had some kind of facelift, with repairs to some equipment, which That-Man interpreted could only mean that the only treadmill had been fixed. When we arrived there, no treadmill was in sight. This had been a main motivating factor for me, as our city
It had been a hectic morning. Driving from Hermanus in typical Cape Town winter weather, crossing the Sir Lowry’s Pass with False Bay stretching out at your feet, we were looking forward to what would turn out to be one of my favourite photo days ever. This meant leaving well before my body was ready to face the clinging, wet, freezing atmosphere sometime before dawn, tackling a curving, slippery road and battling through the roughest patch of early morning traffic i've exper
(For those of you who haven't read the previous articles, here is a link to Part 1 and Part 2.) The last day of the trip arrived with the same routine as before: alarm, shower, pack and go. We stopped for coffee and hot chocolate at a quick shop in town, and then headed northwest towards the Camdeboo National Park. Of course, we knew that we would be a bit early, but that was why we had stocked up on steamy drinks. On arriving at the gate, we found that it was opposite the Nq