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Under the weather…

I’ve been feeling a little off since Monday – & yesterday was so bad, that when I looked at my computer screen, I got a huge sinus concentration right between my eyes…. 😦 I did not feel good!! Fortunately I got an appointment at the doctor at 09h30!! She immediately prescribed me some antibiotics and booked me off for two days…

I’m a sleeper when I’m sick… & I’m sure it makes me get better sooner!!! I’m feeling much better today, still very tired though – so after this post I’m back to bed!!!

Random post for today – I started editing a few of my older photos this morning… In the spirit of the rugby going on I am posting a little bit of spirit today…

Loftus 2012

I was so impressed by how this panorama panned out – it consists of four photos & I could not be happier with the result!!! I can’t remember who was playing against who (sports is not my ‘thing’ 😉 ) but there were a lot of people!!!

The next photo is nothing special – I just played with the perspective crop!! I’m going to post the result & my original photo (for comparison…) Although it is obvious that something is not right with the result – I love how it turned out!!

Result – after perspective cropping…

The original shot…

Which do you prefer??

The next shot is my first attempt at creating an HDR from one single shot!! I still have a long way to go… but I thought I’ll share my result with you!!!

HDR from one shot – 5 exposures created (-2,-1,0,1,2)

I’m thinking that I need to practise this more – could be a space saver (although it took quite a while!!!)… 🙂

Ok, that is all for my random post today – I’m off to bed again!!! 😉 **

Rugby World Cup!!!

So, today marks a highly anticipated day throughout South Africa – – – & I believe in a lot of other countries as well!!!! Today was the kick-off of the Rugby World Cup 2011. Myself not being at all bothered about the sport makes me socially inapt (at least in this country!!!). 🙂 When I logged onto facebook today, my whole screen exploded with images of the south african flag, or a springbok, or both!!!! Crazy…. 😉

I decided that today’s post – – – to keep in the spirit of the event – – – should be at least related to the big RWC!!!!

I took this pic a few years back with my normal samsung digital camera at a game between the Springboks and Ireland/Wales (or someone of sorts… oops!!!)

In the most excited tone that I could muster….: “Gooooooooo bokke!!!!!!” 😉

What a weekend… He-who-thinks-he’s-boss turns 30!!

Whhhhow!!! This weekend was C.R.A.Z.Y !!! Got off work early(ish) on friday to prepare for the 30 something guests that we were expecting for he-who-thinks-he’s-boss’ 30th birthday party… total madness!!  – – – but great fun – – – only got into bed at about 4 AM…

Had a super busy weekend. Friday started off with he-who-thinks-he’s-boss’ phone starting to ring at 6 AM (which is way to early for such a ‘not-a-morning-person’ such as myself!) & as you already know only ended almost 24 hours later.

I was quite excited about the present I got he-who-thinks-he’s-boss (in his next life he is going to be a cowboy… loves western novels!). I ordered him the Sackett Series of Louis L’Amour – – – Leatherette collection!!! – – – and he LOVED it!!! #happyface 🙂


Saturday was car-hunting again (I’ve been stranded for over a month now – becoming quite frustrated with not having a car!) – – – no luck there… and then we watched the tri-nations rugby with some friends at a restaurant. Great fun, but after the previous evening in dire need of some sleep!

Sunday we had a very relaxing lunch at he-who-thinks-he’s-boss’ parents home! And after eating ourselves into a deep trance of utter laziness we were definitely not ready for the realization that the weekend was over and that we had to work again today… 😦


A snapshot of me & he-who-thinks-he's-boss (taken by friend)!

Needless to say… he-who-thinks-he’s-boss is still in a deep depression over turning 30 (does all men go through this ‘crisis’?)… hope he gets over it by the time he turns 40 🙂 oh just imagine!!