Category: Photos

Spring cleaning.

If we can find a suitable place, we plan on moving in the next 6 months. So this is the perfect time to throw out junk we haven’t used in the last 15 years. It feels like a couple of years ago that we moved into this house, can’t believe it has been 15 years.  
So I have been scratching in the deep dark corners and found some stuff to sell and stuff that went either straight to trash or we placed it on the pavement where passersby took them off our hands.
Here are two hair dryers, the white Sunbeam was a gift from my brother, he bought it from OK bazaars in the 1980’s and I used it at least once a week since then. Recently it started to sound funny and I decided to retire it.
hair dryers side by side
The blue Pifco hair dryer was given to my mother by her father in the 1960’s and although it still works we decided to retire it (in case its age made it unsafe to use). Apart from the fact that it weighs a ton and you need two hands to lift it.
hair dryers Pifco
 hair dryers Sunbeam
These below you can show your kids. Way back in the early 1980’s you could not look at a laptop screen while typing and correct your typos. Once you pressed that typewriter key the evidence of your typo stood boldly on a page for everyone to see. Your options … Tipp-ex which was gooey and you had to blow it dry and when you typed over it looked like you were replicating a hot wax stamp except it was a white spot that looked like you tried to plaster over your mistake, it was a terrible mess and in the end you would plain & simply start the document over.
We were so thrilled when Tipp-ex brought out correction paper. We thought it was the coolest invention. You positioned the typewriter head over the typo inserted the paper over the typo and retyped the correct letter and a white powder layer would cover the offending letter, you then backspaced and typed the correct letter.
tip-ex (2)
tip-ex (3)
The correction pencil was a horrible option if you could not afford Tipp-ex it left the paper rough and made the location of your typo more obvious.
tip-ex (5)
While we are on the topic of getting rid of stuff, I don’t know what happend to OLX but it seems as if no one is advertising there any more. If you are South African let me know where are people buying & selling online at the moment – we need to get rid of some junk.
gold line2

Challenges for 2015

Challenges 2015

PHOTO (facebook & instagram)









spider walk 1





Toadstool houses.

I came across this interesting edited photo and although I don’t have photoshop I took a basic picture editor and took a bash at coping the image.

toadstool example

We have received quite a lot of rain in the last two weeks and the grass (and pesky clover ;) ) have had a chance to get height. I spotted 3 tiny toadstools and took the best photo possible to replicate the one shown above. It took some time and it is harder than it looks. What do you think?

toadstool house


Do you want to show me that your editing skills are better than mine? Well go ahead take any of your photos or have fun with my original photo (below) and I will follow your link and have a look. If you are  familiar with Photoshop I would love to see how an expert does it :D

toadstool template

I have compiled a neat post on which sites offer free professional images and photos.
Some of them do however require you to acknowledge credit to the photographer.
The main reason why these sites made it to my list is that I chose sites where you don’t have to register, pay or which have as few ads as possible.
The list can be found here.

Lava fascination.

A bet it is a nuisance to locals but to me, lava is beautiful.

volcano lava underfoot


A daredevil photographer dangles his feet over an erupting volcano as it looks like he may jump into the boiling lava. Iurie Belegurschi dangled his feet from the side of the helicopter he was using to shoot Holuhraun, a lava field more than 25 miles from the active Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland.Picture: Iurie Belegurschi / Barcroft Media

eruption 1

eruption 2

eruption 3

eruption 4

eruption 5



The eruption has produced more lava than any eruption since 1947,

and it could soon surpass even that one.






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