FILM LEGENDS

MARCUS NISPEL, SHANE MARTIN & HOWARD GUARD Working in film you get to meet people from all walks of life, this is what makes it such an amazing Industry. We sometimes think the famous people are the ones that are special, but its a combination of the many factors that leads one to success andContinue reading “FILM LEGENDS”

JUST STAYING ALIVE?

Is one still useful in the work environment when you 50+ This is a good question, especially when in a new country, – are you marketable?, do you skills meet the requirements of a new destination, will language be an issue? In film, like good red wines, a Director should get better as he/she isContinue reading “JUST STAYING ALIVE?”

Shooting with the HASSELBLAD

Walking the streets of Porto with a camera like the Hasselblad is no easy task, its a heavy camera , it’s not easy to ‘point and shoot’ which means you need to be more aware of your surroundings to capture special moments. For ease I use the 35mm lens, as its lighter and easier andContinue reading “Shooting with the HASSELBLAD”

Love locks

I thought I would quickly run out of stories , but there are stories all around us all every day, so many interesting puzzle pieces in the lives of people that are so worth telling. On my walk yesterday to the Monastery of Serra do Pilar , situated in Vila Nova de Gai we foundContinue reading “Love locks”

Survival strategy

No country of city is free from poverty and unemployment, it’s a sad reality really. On our daily walk to fetch our bread there are several homeless people that sleep on the stairs of a City building. Their belongings wrapped and tied together by a piece of rope. It’s their only belongings. I also metContinue reading “Survival strategy”

Not all days are good days

Yesterday I missed home, I missed all the things I know and that have been such a big part of our lives, my family, our friends our beautiful Noordhoek and my surf spot Muizenberg, especially as winter approaches and the NW winds make it the finest wave for a long-boarder. Arriving in a country whereContinue reading “Not all days are good days”

How much would you pay to pee ?

“Spend a penny” is a phrase that I recall, it cost a penny to pee. Then there’s spend a penny, which comes from the earliest public toilets, which had locks on the doors which cost a penny to open. This practice appears to have begun in the 1850s, when the first public toilets were opened in London, howeverContinue reading “How much would you pay to pee ?”

Yay it’s weekend

Wanted to visit Lello, and wow it was so worth it, it’s beautiful, the attention to detail is phenomenal. The books are all for sale, so it was fascinating browsing the shelves. Sue and I bought Skye a cooking book, as her graduation gift for passing her two years with great results at Silwood. PityContinue reading “Yay it’s weekend”

Breakthrough

Praying for doors to open, for Lockdown to end and of coarse good surf.