Looking back on an exciting year of being published!

Last year, I wrote and submitted a number of articles to the Pinelands Muse community magazine and the Reserve Force Volunteer magazine, as well as the Equestrian Express and the Sawubona in-flight magazine of South African Airways, our national carrier. In order to update my CV at the start of January, I compiled a list, which I thought I’d share with you, in case you are curious.

Giving 2011 a proper send-off: Festive season outings in and around Cape Town

As we had had so much fun exploring Cape Town and doing all manner of touristy things with mom-in-law and sis-in-law during their various visits in 2011 (for instance, have a look at this post), we were really excited when mom-in-law announced that she would love to visit us for Christmas and New Year. We…

Thundering drums, skirling pipes and heavenly voices: The 2011 Gala Concert of the SA Army Band Cape Town

Update: An article I wrote about this event was published on the Reserve Force Division website. Here is the PDF document. On Friday, 2 December 2011, the annual Gala Concert of the SA Army Band Cape Town took place at the grand City Hall in Darling Street, central Cape Town. As concertgoers took their seats in…

You’re all invited to a Military Sunset Concert at the Castle of Good Hope

Round up all your family and friends, and head on down to the magnificent old Castle of Good Hope in central Cape Town on Friday 18 November 2011 and Saturday 19 November 2011, for a relaxing sunset picnic on the lawns, followed by a wonderful military music concert. Yes, you are invited to bring along…

The Western Cape Schools Drill and Marching Festival 2011 at Vygieskraal Stadium in Athlone

Update: The article I wrote about this event has been published in the Reserve Force Volunteer magazine of Summer 2012. Here is the PDF document. Last Saturday, 15 October 2011, I found myself at Vygieskraal Stadium in Johnson Road, Rylands, Athlone. My mission: To take photographs during a mini tattoo at the Western Cape Schools…

Marimba Dancers of Likhwezi Arts Project perform at the Castle of Good Hope

Wednesday, 05 October 2011, was a stunning spring day in the beautiful Mother City. I headed down to the Castle of Good Hope, camera in tow, and eagerly looking forward to the third (and sadly the final) day of the School Holiday Youth Development Program. That day, it was the turn of the beautifully attired…

The St Joseph Worker Church Lads and Girls Brigade perform at the Castle of Good Hope

On the morning of Tuesday, 04 October 2011, I was back at the Castle once more, this time to see the performance of a Fife and Bugle Band. The weather did not look promising at all: heavy clouds hung low over the city and a soft drizzle was falling, just enough to mist over one’s…

The Drill Squad of the Western Province Schools Marching Drill and Exhibition Association perform at the Castle of Good Hope

On Monday, 03 October 2011, visitors to the Castle of Good Hope who had come from near and far, were in for a surprise treat. The announcer spoke over the p.a. system: “Ladies and gentlemen, we welcome you to the performance of the Western Province Schools Marching Drill and Exhibition Association. … Let’s give them…

The Pinelands Muse celebrates its first anniversary: Looking back over the last 12 months

Since October last year, a wonderful magazine has magically appeared in my postbox at home towards the end of each month. It’s like getting a surprise present every time! The Pinelands Muse is a colourful, A4-size magazine, full of interesting articles and information about the community and neighbourhood of Pinelands (and beyond). As the end…