Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Ladies and gentlemen, members of the public, it REALLY is ALL happening in Prince Albert!!  :-)

Last night the lucky residents of Prince Albert and visitors were bowled over with the opening act by Tailor, and then completely blown away by Prime Circle, at the Showroom, and this is going to be a very hard act to follow.

Tailor is on the winter tour with Prime Circle.  She writes her own music and has the most incredible range in her voice and what talent she has.  Wow!  She told us that she wants to go to New York and one of her songs is about this, and I do believe, that dream of hers will come true.  She certainly has what it takes.

And Prime Circle, well what can I say?  In all honesty, I had heard the name, and heard the songs, but had never married the two, so was amazed when the group belted out this music that I had so admired.  I had thought that they were some international band that I had heard on the radio.  When I closed my eyes, I could imagine that I was sitting at Wembley Stadium in London, such was the quality of this group.  

So thank you to all the artists, Tailor, Ross Learmonth, Neil Breytenbach, and Dale Schettler, their tour manager, Mariska, and all the behind the scenes people.  And thank you too, to the Showroom, for bringing such talent to Prince Albert.

Enjoy the pics.  I have no idea why I seem to remember there being a function available to move photos around once they were posted.  This seems to have disappeared, (or perhaps my brain is turning to mush as 50 looms ever nearer), and since it has taken me hours to download, I am not about to start again.  They are now, as you will see, all mixed up, but you will get the idea.



I never, and I mean NEVER get in front of a camera, so this sacrifice is for Chanel, Callum and Byron.



Tuesday, June 9, 2015


I'm back!

It's been many, many moons ago since I last blogged.  Why?  Work, work and more work, as well as the fact that I have a problem with internet coverage at the address where I am currently residing, so cannot work at night.  That, hopefully, will change at the beginning of next month when I am in my new house.  So, to kick off with blogging again, I decided that the launch of Parkrun in Prince Albert last Saturday, would be the ideal blog.

Saturday morning was a very chilly start to the day, and all 69 participants and volunteers jived away to the music or stood around the fires to keep warm before the start.

Bruce Fordyce opened the event for Prince Albert.  He also told us that the whole of France launched Parkrun on the same day and that he would try and partner Prince Albert with France.

Parkrun was started by a South African in Johannesburg, and now has members all over the world.  Anyone can register, for free, and join any Parkrun anywhere where they have one if travelling abroad.  Again, for free.  Addidas is one of the major sponsors.

The star of the day was Siemon Joubert of Albert College in Prince Albert who came in first.

It was wonderful to see young and old alike taking part.  The route is 5km and can be walked or run.  Do it at your own pace.  My kind of fun, and as soon as my foot (which is still recovering from a break 9 weeks ago), is fully recovered, I will be joining the gang.  I'll be walking it alone to start with, then I think I'll take the dogs along.

The photos are not in the correct order, and I am due to meet a client, so am signing off and leaving them as the they are.  Someday I will get this right and post the perfect blog,  until then, well, I hope you enjoy it anyway.

And they're off..........

Our winner, Siemon Joubert

Bokkie arriving back at the start after leading the group through the route for the first time.

Jeremy, the showman volunteer, back from the turnaround point.

The volunteers, and then of course me behind the camera.

Jacobus, Helen and 12 day old baby Catherine who was the youngest to the walk.

Techno Bok