"Just Chllin"

Well the good news is that after 11 days managed to get my Cell C contract activated and number ported ……….. Cell C “the power is on your hands” MY ASS, No coffee, no service, just crap, the only thing that goes Wooooosh in the Cell C shop at Walmer shopping centre Port Elizabeth is the air going through the staffs ears. You must know how crap they are if they managed to get Tania to swear………..”Now that’s a talent”

After a long long long flight (or should I say flights) Doug, Nici and Amber got back to the island, sent an SMS to say they where expecting snow on Saturday, nice for them to have a white Xmas. Here Xmas will be quiet, Tania, Gabby, Keith and I (I am sure that Stephen will come and visit for a few hours). Ryan and family left on Thursday evening for Gauteng to spend Xmas with Kirsten’s sister and family, know Ryan was not to keen on that, cant say I blame him (not the spending time with family, spending Xmas in Gauteng), I am sure Ryan will make an excuse to go and watch the SA vs India game at Centurion. See that on websites (Friday 17th) we have already won the series and India are crap, this after only 1 day with a green wicket and having rained, India were 136 for 9…..however we have to bat still, so let’s see what happens. Update (Sat 18) is that SA scored over 600) with Jacques Kallis scoring his first double century, that’s 200 runs or more for those that don’t follow cricket.

Seems the snow forecast was correct (London - Blizzards and freezing temperatures shut down runways, train tracks and highways across Europe on Saturday, disrupting flights and leaving shivering drivers stranded on roadsides.).

See the Aussies are fighting back against the Poms in the ashes series, this with the British press all but having the series won just because they beat the Aussies in the first test. Still a long way to go In that series as well and even if you don’t like the Aussies you have to admire their tenacity and never say die attitude. (they won by 267 runs)

Cant remember if I told you but just before Doug left back for the balmy Christmas weather of the island he did 2 things 1) presented me with the Shit Stirrer wooden spoon (floating trophy) “got a feeling that I will probably hold on to it for a while” and B) sabotaged one of my Millers beers by putting some fake beer powder in it. What was I more upset with being called a Shit stirrer or having my beer tampered with? …….My beer being tampered with of course, yeah I can stir when I want to, now I have a licence (Thanks Doug)

I see that asshole (pardon the pun) Shrien Dewani hired a male prostitute when in SA, (“Cape Town - A German male escort has contacted British police with claims that murder-accused Shrien Dewani paid him for sex, it emerged on Wednesday”) amazingly there are people on news 24 that believe he is innocent and that he is being framed for being

British and gay………….. Probably family members trying to do some damage control. If he is into alternate sex then he will be really happy when he is jailed here in SA as he will be busy every day and won’t even need to pay for the services. As the drink and drive advert says “They would love to a client,
Wednesday we had the staff Christmas lunch at the Cattle Baron restaurant, was not to shabby Nigel………..Then it was in the words of Alice Cooper “Schools out for Summer” I am back at work on the 10th of January …….Then up to a trainers conference on the 11th in Centurion for a couple of days.

A good friend of ours in Clarens (Jeanelle) was diagnosed with encephalitis which is an inflammation of the brain caused by a viral infection. The Drs are not sure how she was affected, I was just really surprised she had a brain………he he just kidding Jeanelle, you know we are thinking of you and Love you like family so get better soon.

While the rest of the country has had Monsoon season and floods we managed a paltry 10mm rain on Thursday and 9 on Friday (better than nothing) but not even a drop in the ocean to what we need, the Dam in Fort Beaufort is empty and businesses have had to close down. Meanwhile Clarens has had over 200mm and Gauteng had well over 160mm.

The opening season Fireworks display was postponed on Thursday night due to the rain and low cloud cover, but we went to watch on Friday, was pretty cool and had a nice vantage point, Dad came with us and was nice to have him with us. Must say really proud of dad, while I know he is missing Lois he has decided that life needs to be lived and is going out and doing things and enjoying life. Next year he is going to the UK to visit Nici, Doug and Amber (Just don’t think of staying there dad, otherwise we will come and haul your ass back. We where there about an hour before the display and sat about half a k away, to keep ourselves amused we decided to see who could jump the furthest from a set point….good to know that I can still out jump a 15 year old ……….while that was great, the fact my knees hurt like hell for the next two days was not.

The Government is looking to bring in new legislation to stop alcohol abuse in SA.

“Johannesburg - New legislation might ban alcohol brands from advertising, place a moratorium on new liquor licenses and make any drinking before driving illegal, Beeld reported on Thursday. "We need drastic legislation to combat alcohol abuse and to regulate the industry more strictly," Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini told reporters in Johannesburg.

Dlamini and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, who was also at the announcement, said their departments would initiate steps to draw up the legislation next year.
A moratorium on liquor licenses would mean no new restaurants would be able to serve alcohol and no new bars could open, the newspaper reported”.

This is all good and well, but like most laws in SA if there is neither the trained staff of the will to enforce them then the law means nothing. If they policed the smoking laws then 60% of the pubs would go out of business due to the fines, but have you ever heard of a restaurant ,pub or sports arena being fined or closed down for allowing smoking in a non –smoking area ??. We have some of the most stringent anti-smoking laws in the world and they are not enforced, so who is going to ensure that the new laws regards drinking are adhered to…………....No one that’s who, so its legislation just for legislating sake.

Talking about drinking and driving the local pub that I have been frequenting (The Golden Duck) is closing down. Was ok had a decent atmosphere, good cold and reasonably priced Draught, but seriously shit chicken strips……ah well back to the drawing board. Perhaps we need Kelvin to open a Friend’s franchise here in PE, about 1km from my house. What ya think Kelvin ??

Don’t mess with the Russians
And this is how it's done

This videotape shows Russian Navy commandos on a Somalian pirate ship shortly after the pirates had captured a Russian oil tanker. The Euro Union navy that patrols these waters would not interfere because they feared there could be casualties. All explanations are in Russian with a single exception of when a wounded pirate says something in English and the Russian soldier says "This is not a fishing boat.". All conversations between the commandos are in Russian. If you don't understand Russian, the pictures speak for themselves. The soldiers freed their compatriots and the tanker. The Russian Navy Commandos moved the pirates back to their own (pirate) ship, searched the pirate ship for weapons and explosives and then they left the ship and exploded it with all remaining pirates hand-cuffed to it. The commandos sank the pirate ship along with the pirates and without any court proceedings, lawyers etc. That is, they used the anti-piracy laws of the 18th and 19th centuries where the captain of the rescuing ship has the right to decide what to do with the pirates. Usually, they were hung.

I would think from now on, Russian ships will not be targets for Somalian pirates.. http://true-turtle.livejournal.com/85315.html

There was a Scottish pipe band at a local shopping centre of Saturday, pretty good as well, playing not only traditional Scottish tunes but Christmas carols as well…….. All I have to say is “Give that man a Bells”

Went for a beach walk and a braai today (Sunday) and what stated off as a foggy and overcast day ended up being ok, much better than the weather in Europe that’s for sure, wonder how many Home sick “Sefricans” are wandering around London today wondering “wat die fok gebeur het” wishing they were home. Don’t worry dudes we will take up the slack for you, enjoy the cold and icy weather…he he he. Wors rolls and beer on the beach really not a bad way to spend a Sunday morning.

I see that a third movie in the Fokker series will come out on the 24th of December, first it was “Meet the parents”, then “Meet the Fokkers” and coming soon to a big screen near you (Unless you live in Marquard of course) is “The Little Fokkers” should be Fokken good.

That’s about it for this week and with only 5 shopping days left to Christmas I need to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. (None of this politically correct happy holiday crap for me.)



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