The annual struggle

This might well be me this weekend, introspectively gazing out onto the South Atlantic Ocean, once again wondering just what I can do:

I suppose that the issue here is that there’s too much wondering and not enough action. It might not be an easy situation to fix, but you’re very much limiting your chances of getting it sorted in any way while you’re staring at some sea, and not running around an internet or a shopping mall.

Still, I might try it anyway.

Day 279 – Braai Grid

How about this, then?

(mince pie for scale)

This was a Christmas gift from my wife: several kilos of 5mm steel to put in my Weber and cook things on. This will be especially useful in the near future, as our new place doesn’t have a built-in braai (yet). And no, it’s not something that the band offer as official merch on their site, so I’m guessing that it’s probably unique.

It’s led to me wondering if they ever released any appropriate songs for this sort of thing, and of course, yes they did:

Braaiing In The Rain
I’ve Been Losing (Barbeq)You
Braai Wolf
Hunting Braai And Low

And of course, their huge hit with instructions on how to use this hefty item:

Steak On Me

I’m so very sorry.

SA Rugby Quiz Book makes ideal Xmas gift

First off, this isn’t a sponsored post. No money or goods have exchanged hands.
It’s just that when you look at nature, you see that organisms helping each other out generally seem to have a good time.
Lichen is a mix of fungus and algae, and covers 6% of the entire plant. Successful.
Ocellaris clownfish live in perfect harmony with protective Ritteri sea anemones. Pretty.
And in the microbiological world, beneficial mutualism is around every very tiny corner. Small.Fullscreen capture 2015-12-11 115934 AM.bmpNo. See, I know the author of this book (that’s one reason I know it’s going to be good) and I also know that some (or more) readers out there will be looking for a decent present for their (let’s face it, probably male, and therefore probably really difficult to buy for) family members.

As ever, I’m here to help.

Ex-journalist Pierre has been researching and writing his 1001 question long Springbok Rugby Quiz book for over 10 years. He has a scientific background, is a stickler for detail and has an immense passion for the sport, both as a participant and as an avid fan. It’s the perfect recipe for this sort of thing.
Oh, and he’s also led a pretty adventurous life.

I’m no expert on egg-chasing, even less so on the history of the South African game, but I’ve seen the book and I even managed to get one question correct (the answer was Kobus Wiese) from the approximately twenty I attempted. This 5% record might not seem impressive, but I was looking at the Afrikaans (rather than the English) version of the book, and any right answer when you first have to translate the question from a language you can’t actually speak is not to be sniffed at.

So – here’s what you need to know about the ordering the book:

  • It’s R250, all in. 
  • That includes it being signed by the author.
  • And it also includes delivery to any address in South Africa within 4 working days.
  • Ook, jy kan die boek in Engels of Afrikaans kry.
  • You can pay by credit card or EFT.

Ordering details here.

Again, I’m not on any affiliate deal or commission here. Just trying to help match you, the rugby quiz book needing customer, with Pierre, the rugby quiz book writing… writer.

Likewise, maybe you want to share this post with someone who needs to buy a Springbok rugby quiz book.
Symbiosis, see? We should all try it.