Monthly Archives: February 2006

Terns

Terns

False Bay from Steenbras Water Plant

False Bay from Steenbras Water Plant

This is the view of False Bay from a lookout point outside the gates of the Steenbras water treatment facility, above Gordons Bay, looking west towards Cape Town.

Moonrise

Moonrise

Quite An Analogy

Last night my son, who is doing Computer Studies at school, asked if I knew anything about SQL as they were starting to learn it. My reply was something along the lines of “Only enough to work with it every day.”

Apparently they will be using Microsoft Access to do this and when I mentioned this to a colleague, he commented that using Access to learn SQL was like using Frontpage to learn HTML, which made me chuckle.

Burnt

Burnt

A week or two back a British tourist was observed throwing a cigarette butt out of his car window while parked on Table Mountain. The butt started a fire and the tourist tried to drive off but was stopped by the two rangers that witnessed the cause of the fire. This fire raged, out of control, for several days before firefighters could extinguish it. Houses in some suburbs were threatened but fortunately no houses were burnt. Sadly another British tourist, a 65 year old womon, died from smoke inhalation. The person that started the fire is now on bail, awaiting trial on charges of arson and culpable homicide.

This photograph shows some of the devastation wrought on the fynbos that normally covers the mountainsides.

Encouraging

We went to get weighed after our first week on our Sure Slim programmes. The results were very encouraging. I have lost 5.8kg in mass and 3cm off my waistline. This, combined with the fact that I’m quite enjoying the meals I’ve been eating makes me pretty confident that I will make it through this programme and get to my goal weight.

Years ago I promised myself that if I ever got down to my goal weight I would buy myself a leather jacket, and I’m thinking that it’s a bit pointless to have a leather jacket if you don’t have a motorcycle to go with it. 🙂

Breakfast

Breakfast

I am almost through the first week of a weight loss plan that my wife and I are undertaking. So far it has been really easy for me. I am getting more than enough to eat and haven’t felt hungry at all. I have a long way to go, having to lose 66 kilograms, which they tell me will take about a year.

This is most of what I had for breakfast today. Cheese, onion, tomato, red pepper, kiwi fruit, nectarine you see here, and I also had one Ryvita biscuit and five almonds.