Category: Rambling


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Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to visit this blog. Yes, it has been 4 years.
Since then this blog has served as my free therapy sessions. No money spent on psychiatrists.
I have talked to myself, I have communicated with people online who have similar interests and I have seen some awesome photography.
I have changed a lot since my first post. I hope my blog has inspired or provided information that was helpful.
To see my first post you can go here.

 

29 May 2014 my mother was admitted to hospital. Medical staff said she had a heart attack. I took her to hospital because she was short of breath, her abdomen was swollen and her legs were retaining so much water that the skin burst. We did not know that she had a heart attack.
Two days later she was back home but it was a wake up call. I realized that she will not be with us for very much longer. Her life changed quite a bit. She gets out of breath easily and cannot do as much physical work as before. The doctor told me she has a leaking heart valve.
Often she says it is such a pity that I have to work because she wants to spend more time with me. When we are together, I find that she either criticizes everything I do or she finds something to complain about. I on the other hand, want our time together, to be pleasant because I fear that time is so short. She has always been there for me and I always want her to feel that she can rely on me. 

Car jamming.

Car remote jamming at Wierda square

Crime South Africa Erasmuskloof car remote jamming

Car remote jamming at Kingfisher Caltex

CAR JAMMING, IT’S LIKE TAKING CANDY FROM A BABY

(see how it works)

http://ewn.co.za/Media/2015/03/20/Car-Jamming-EWN-Demonstrates

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The selfie arm is making social media freaky. This creepy prop is brain child of artists Aric Snee and Justin Crowe.

This real looking human hand now allows you to look like you are holding hands while being snapped, so you need not fear the appearance of lacking a social life;)

If you thought cruising around with a selfie stick on your backseat was weird how about a human limb. I suppose you could also hold hands at the movies and sit hand in hand on the beach-ha! what next?

 

Source article

 

I guess it saves on travelling & accommodation costs….

 

 

 
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I came across this article and these photos and yes I did have these in the 80’s :)
Cassette player
80's cassettes
Perm, tease, gel … whatever it took to get the hair as high as possible.
80's hair
I had lots of pen-pals and exchanged funny stickers.
80's sticker collection
Believe it or not tough GB did have one of these, my cousin gave it to me, not that I used it but it was a surprise gift which was special.
80's trinket box
Check out the photos and see if you had any (here)
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Spotted this old item for sale. Let me share my memories of this. My mother, a woman with endless patience worked extremely hard to raise 3 kids and never lost her temper.

Until my dad brought home an aluminium cookie cutter. (Very similar to this one)

 

cookie cutter

http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-antiques-collectables/benoni/old-metal-biscuit-maker/1001193564920910007772109 price R100

That was the first time in my life I heard my mother swear. The dough would stick in the tube and not budge. One moment it was too sticky so she would add more flour but then the dough constituency became too dry. It took us a whole day to make 36 biscuits and she never used it again. Even 30 years later it is still lying in a drawer somewhere.

 

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