Tuesday, May 23, 2006

For my mum

There are many many things about my i really love, but the best thing about her is she laughs at my jokes, especially the silly ones about haminals. So mamalama, here are three jokes i found on the net which most people would find really pointless, but i hope they make you giggle There was a hound dog laying in the yard and an old geezer in overalls was sitting on the porch. ''Excuse me, sir, but does your dog bite?'' a tourist asked. The old man looked up over his newspaper and replied, ''Nope.'' As soon as the tourist stepped out of his car, the dog began snarling and growling, and then attacked both his arms and legs. As the tourist flailed around in the dust, he yelled, ''I thought you said your dog didn't bite!'' The old man muttered, ''Ain't my dog.'' Why do ducks have webbed feet? To put out fires. Why do elephants have flat feet?To put out burning ducks. A blonde decides to try horseback riding, even though she has had no lessons or prior experience. She mounts the horse unassisted and it immediately springs into motion. It gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, but the blonde begins to slip from the saddle. In terror, she grabs for the horse's mane, but cannot seem to get a firm grip. She tries to throw her arms around the horse's neck, but she slides down the side of the horse anyway. The horse gallops along, seemingly ignorant of its slipping rider. Finally, giving up her frail grip, the blonde attempts to leap away from the horse and throw herself to safety. Unfortunately, her foot becomes entangled in the stirrup, and she is now at the mercy of the horse's pounding hooves as her head is struck against the ground over and over. She starts to lose consciousness, but to her great fortune, Bobby, the Wal-Mart greeter, sees her and unplugs the horse.

Monday, May 22, 2006


Sunday, May 21, 2006

My Archer's Aqua Hottie!

In SA we have these adverts for Archer's Aqua. They are definitely something for the ladies! Usually the muscular tanned toned man is holding a puppy or rescuing a kitten from a tree or saving little lambs from being run over by a big truck of the fruity beverage. Anyhoo, they are entertaining and definitely have the aaaawwwwwhhh factor. My point? Well, on the day of my Graduation Tea Party, CB dressed up very smartly and i managed to catch him playing with Poppy, our kitten. He definitely has the awwwhhh factor too!

Of course he had to mix in some typical Craigus Brutus Anthonio Banderas Scott humour, the dreaded tongue!!!!!

Poppy of course decided she didn't want to be upstaged, so I took a cute pic of her all by her purrrrrrfect self . As you can see she needed to rest after all the work i was doing!

Thursday, May 18, 2006


Yepidoodle, on the 8th of May Craig and I celebrated our full year of knowing each other, and being completely Mad, Nutty and totally Bonkers for each other n'ol. We decided to get away for the weekend and travelled about 200 km to Cintsa. We stayed in a backpackers called Buccanneers which is supposedly the best backpackers in the country. It definitely caters for young people in a big way and not only is the land absolutely georgous,but the dorms and campsites top notch, the bar great fun and the activities are varied and inexpensive. I just felt the staff were a little too clicky, and after speaking to a few of the other back packers, found that i was not alone in my opinion. Anyhoo, that was about the only negativo thing, we had a great time otherwise. We camped in our awesome little dome tent which was snug as a bug by night and met some fantastic people by day i.e. Tom (from Israel) who taught us an interesting phrase in hebrew that translates directly to "switching off the fire" by peeing on it of course

(an activity we didn't put into practice) We wish all the best to Tom who should be off up the East Coast of Africa somewhere before returning home to embark on his studies.

Cindy and Patrick (from Rotterdam Big UP!) who are travelling around surf africa a bit before finishing up their Asian trip (always knew there was something funny about the SA geography lessons). You can check out their website at www.cindyenpatrickinazie.waarbenjij.nu Patrick actually taught at the Wolfert van Borselen School in Rotterdam, which is where I went to school back in the day... small world! As for Craigus Brutus and Myself, we went canoeing, had a braai in the dunes overlooking the sea, enjoyed a Xhosa meal with our new gang and of course took relentless micky out of the miserable staff!!

We had a lovely weekend all in all and hope to be able to make a few more small trips this year, before we embark on our big adventure across the african continent...

A tribute to the sponges of knowledge

These mighty fine young peeps are my mentees. I spend on average 5 hours a week with 2nd year Pharmacy students, supervising their practicals and giving some extra lessons in Chemistry. But every once in a while, we get to let our hair down away from the labs and varsity and do what most young peeps do - braai marshmellows of course!!!!! My mentees are Tall man or Gangsta (Tapiwa), Ane, Nana from Ghana, Imi, Kirsty and Nicole. Occasionally i have a couple of extra peeps, but this is the main crew

Monday, May 15, 2006


Craigus Brutus Antonio Banderas Scott AKA: Spicy Captain Omega Tango Tango Born 1984, October 12th Proffession “Edukata of the childrens” Spare time “Pilot of a tiger cat plane” fastest fighter unknown to man Likes: Dipping ginger biscuits in tea then making soggy ginger biscuit sandwiches Sleeping intermittently throughout the day Taking out his entire grade 5 class in the computer game “Quake” Laughing very loudly at silly things Making loud clinking noises with the spoon when stirring sugar into tea or coffee. Talking in Chinese Accents and telling people to look at Bonzai trees. Educated Damelin, Edgewood Campus UKZN (the edge of reason), UNISA, Men are from Mars women are from venus (the book) Vernon Angus Jones AKA: THE WORM Profession: Drives me round the bend, and occasionally drives students around in Grahamstown Likes: Smoking secret cigarettes Thinking of new terrible things that may be wrong with him and kill him before he hits 30 Counting Crows (A LOT!) Sharing and sharing alike until he gets caught (especially food) Arthur Owbolo AKA KING ARTHUR Profession: Web surfer, part time British embassy harasser, Teddy bear of #2 Spare time: Rogue traffic cop who only issues tickets to those who aren’t feeling the loooove Likes: Manchester United Beer and whiskey To talk about how much he likes his girlfriend when he is drunk To deny everything he said when he was drunk Hates: The British embassy Being scared by all of us when he gets home after a long day Education: Rhodes University, but most of all his Mom Nasar Mannan AKA: Nelson Mandela’s voice double Mannan’OL NASCAR Profession: Enterprising young pharmacist ( he has many cousins right!) Spare time: fashion guru Likes: Just about everyone and everything Smoking the hubbly bubbly Keeping every plastic packet he is ever given KFC Big time men’s toiletries – gel, cologne & things that smell good Tickling the cats tummy with his socks Education: Rhodes University, but mainly the people around him Hlengi AKA SLINKI Profession: Geographer extraordinaire Spare time: hairstyle connoisseur Likes: Sunlight soap Keeping fit by wearing high heels and walking 2km Having Chats Snuggling up to her teddybear waterbottle “All you need is love” on Tuesdays at 20h30 Local drama progs on Thursdays at 22h00 Her Gran

A little history continued

After our mexicano experience on top of the sani pass Craig and I returned to our normal lives, Craig in Pinetown to his B Ed degree (which i think he chose because he thought it was a degree that meant he could learn the art of napping, sleeping, dozing and snoozing) and I to Rhodes to complete my pharmacy degree. Side note: my time at Rhodes has been great fun- and even though the town of Grahamstown is small, it has much to offer if you know where to look. Close by you can ride on white beaches, visit beautiful creatures in the aquarium, play paintball, catch up with some drag racing go skydiving and so much more

Monday, May 08, 2006

A little history

Since Sindy now has her own very popular blog, I decided that i have to do something quik so me mummy doesn't forget about meeeeeee. Okidoki, well mama (that's VallyP for everyone who knows my mum and dog sister) The life and times of Craig and Mo for the last couple of years, in photo form... This pic above is of me and my friend Tamlyn on the way to the township to do our duties as local Pharmacy students. It was in this year (2005) that I went to hogsback and met Craig...ahhh. We have no digi photo's of that time, only fond memories. A couple of months after meeting we were fortunate enough to be at the top of the world, where I'll have you know, it is very cold Even the waterfalls freeze!!
To the left you see Craig and I at the border between Lesotho and South Africa at the top of the Sani Pass, We thought this photo captures the word "arb" (SA shortening of arbitrary) quite nicely and took it upon ourselves to become mexicans as you see, we bear remarkable resemblence to cheech and chong

A lekker day by the beach.

A lekker day at the beach.

Hello fandamily!! well since i can't figure out how to get our pic onto the profile, this is what we look like in black and white.