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Our gigantic Teambuilding Jigsaw Puzzle!

June 4, 2011

Spend the whole of last weekend building a huge gigantic jigsaw puzzle that we can use during teambuilding excersises with companies. What a job! And me and the wife got it done just in time for the teambuild we had on Monday with the guys and girls from the Stratetic Communication department from the University of the Free State. Worked into the night. Only got it done around 11h00 on Sunday night! But al’s well that ends well; the teambuild was a huge success! Let the photos tell the story of this epic undertaking.

And for photos of the teambuild itself, click here! Teambuild photos

JP en Dorien se kuiertjie

May 7, 2010

Jp en Dorien is 2 awesome mense, ek is mal oor hulle! JP is een van die min opregte goeie boerseuns met goeie maniere wat nog oor is. En Dorien is die oulike Belg aan sy sy.  Die 2 is besig om van Belgie af te ry met fietse Suid-Afrika toe. Kliek hier en gaan kyk na hul webwerf. Ek dink dis ‘n awesome avontuur en beny hulle! As als reg loop join ek hulle vir die laaste stuk hier deur Mosambiek of iets. Verseker.

Hulle het tot in Turkye gekom en toe besluit om eers ‘n breek te vat. So Augustus September se kant gaan hulle weer hulle tog hervat.

JP wou graag leer van log-cabins bou, en aangesien ek ‘n onvoltooide projek het wat vir ‘n hele rukkie botsstil gestaan het, het hy aangebied om aan te gaan daarmee, sodat hy kon leer en ondervinding opbou. En Dorien is gaande oor kayaking en riviere en die dat ons haar toe sommer geleer gids het ook in die tussentyd!

Loer gou na die fotos hier onder (kliek om hulle groot te maak) en kyk die vordering wat JP gemaak het met my cottage. Dankie JP, ek skuld jou big time! Gaan loer gou ook hier by my Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/kalliezwahlen

Daar is ‘n paar videos van julle; Dorien wat “Big Surprise” kayak, awesome! Dis nou nie ge-edit of iets nie, shit ek het nie nog tyd daarvoor ook nie! Maar enjoy!

Life gets in the way

March 18, 2010

Bruce Springsteen:

      Now the hardness of this world slowly grinds your dreams

      away, making a fool’s joke out of the promises we made.

      What once seemed black and white turns to

     so many shades of grey, we lose ourselves in

      work to do – work to do and bills to pay.

      It’s a ride, ride, ride and their ‘aint much cover.

      No one running by your side, my blood brother.

“Big Surprise” turning into a “Big Monster”

November 21, 2009

I took some trainee guides down the river last weekend and got a nasty surprise in “Big Surprise”. That right hand channel is turning into a nasty beast!!

A pitty ’cause it used to be such a cool run, that right hand channel.

For many years there was a tree-trunk stuck there and it was un-runable. But then we managed to cut the tree out with chain-saws when the river was closed off for a few days. And that right-hand channel proofed to be such a lekka run!

But we’ll have to go back to running the left line. Sad, but life goes on, regardless!!

Quantuam leaps

November 18, 2009

We had 2 big moments in the Zwahlen household the last few days!

Danika suddenly managed the cycling thing. I took of the training wheels more than 6 month ago already but she didn’t put much effort into it. Untill a few days ago when she just got onto the bicycle and cycled!

And yesterday Damien gave his first few tentative steps. About time. Lazy bugger. He is nearly a year old already. Wow, time flies. And there is still so much I need to do before the December holidays and our boom-time. Gotta run!

(I’m working on my old Bedford again, amongst other things. Will try and get some photos up soon for those that don’t know about my old Bedford truck and for those that do know about it and want to see the progress)

Barbie The Swan

November 11, 2009
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We found a stray chicken in the yard, still very small, a few weeks ago. So I went to buy it some food, and all I could get was budgie-seeds. And now Lettie recons it’s my fault that our little pet chicken has an identity crisis and just wants to sit on everyone’s shoulder like a budgie. But the friggin chicken doesn’t even get the shoulder thing right most of the time and then ends up sitting on top of everyone’s head J

Danika named the little chicken Barbie The Swan!

Here you have it, folks. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the photos of Barbie The Swan.

(And I don’t want any comments about it being an ugly “township-hoender”. I know that)

(And no, I have not figured out what we are going to do with this little chicken once it’s a big chicken)

Minis in Clarens

October 19, 2009

The Mini motor vehicle celebrates its 50th birthday this year, and they booked out the whole Clarens this last weekend! The square in town was fenced off, and a HUGE stage was put up. It was a huge event with activities throughout the day and a big concert with some well-known bands like Goldfish on Saturday night.

They even had the Finnish rally driving legend of the sixties, Rauno Aaltonen, here. He won the Finnish Rally Championships when I was 2 years old! I love these legends and their stories. I really enjoyed the interview they had with him.

People came from all over South Africa with their Minis to attend the festivities. 

And the week before the Ducati people where in town. Clarens is fast becoming the favorite destination for these types of events, which is awesome. It can only be good for Clarens and tourism.

Click on thumbnails to enlarge!

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