Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

{ More musings from the Cantankerous Old Mule }

Category Archives: Family

Just another typical New Years Eve in la-la-land

What does your New Year’s look like every year? Does it involve wild rooftop partying the night away, or flopping into bed by 9.30pm, too happy that the crappiest year … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Ignorance is bliss, or, life according to children

I met the three children in November 2012: older brother and unique, younger twin sisters. It was strange, really. I knew their mother back when I lived in Europe as … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · 4 Comments

Recreating old memories and forging new ones

As you probably know by now, I’ve been visiting Belgium – staying with the family I lived with as a teenager. My last visit was in December 2012 where I … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

About capturing those special moments for your favourite social network

I wrote this blog in September 2013, posted it, and then immediately deleted it when one of its protagonists asked me not to make his photo public until after he had … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

What do you mean “by faith?”

Last week Tuesday I arrived in Europe. It’s incredible that I haven’t been blogging hundreds of photos of the amazing architecture, beautiful landscapes and eclectic menus since. But as I mentioned in … Continue reading

February 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Where fire and water do mix

One of my first blog posts here was about a gala (swim meet) at my alma mater, Pretoria Boys High. It was my nephew’s final inter-house gala of his school … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · 4 Comments

Express yourselves, girls, just be careful!

The other day my niece and one of her friends came over to swim. When they started doing front flips into the pool my immediate reaction was to yell, “Be … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

About countdowns and keeping calm in turbulent times

This December past I flew down to the Eastern Cape on holiday. I do love to fly and particularly love that part of South Africa. OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

Shooting teenagers without throwing up

I take photos, and mostly just shoot what I see. But sometimes I am commissioned to do a specific shoot, and sometimes I actually agree to do it. This holiday my … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · 3 Comments