Hi all,

Heads up. This is important.

I’ve lost count of how many consecutive days of blog posts that I’ve done on here, but the smart money is on it being each day since January 2012. That’s somewhere around 1375 days, and that’s not a bad effort. Some of you will have read nearly all of them. That’s possibly rather too much commitment, but thanks for your efforts. Your loyalty is appreciated.

For personal reasons, it seems likely that this long-running streak may come to an end in the next short while. If it does, then I’m not sure when it will happen or how long any hiatus may last, but I’ll surely be back at some point.

Probably your best bet is to “like” the blog on Facebook here and you’ll see any new posts pop up as and when they occur. Or you can keep clicking on, of course. I’m just trying to save you a bit of effort.



Being away from home means that I’m totally disorganised. My time management is all over the place and I keep forgetting that I have online commitments like blogging to do, Superbru picks to make, and articles to write.

Fortunately, my phone is always with me, and so currently, the most often updated of my social media accounts is my Instagram.

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Amazingly, it seems likely that I might have a spare moment or two tomorrow, so I’ll try to get some more writing done.

In the meantime – thanks for bearing with me. You’re lovely.

Even more miles from civilisation…

If all has gone well (and (at the time of writing this) I have no reason to assume that it won’t have done), I will be enjoying a long weekend break with my wonderful and long suffering wife in celebration of our tenth wedding anniversary.

We’re leaving the kids and the beagle in safe hands and heading out to a private game reserve a few hours inland (obviously) from Cape Town. It’s in the middle of nowhere, and I have no idea what the connectivity will be like from there, although I’m reliably informed that “there is a wifi”.

Readers of 6000 miles… will be glad to know that posts on here will continue over the weekend and (depending on that connectivity) may be supplemented by further ‘tumblr mode’ offerings.

Have a great long weekend. I know I’m going to.


I’m exhausted. It’s been a long, long day. And that’s what life is going to be like for the rest of the run up to our December trip to the UK. Errands, meetings, lunches, braais (so no, it’s not all been hard work) and the delight of mid afternoon loadshedding. And then the extra hour and a half they added on to it. FFS.

I’m going to continue to try and update this blog each day, but given the way things are going, I promise nothing. It doesn’t mean that you aren’t top of my priority list though. It’s just that you share that position with several other things as well.

You know how it is, right?