Showing posts from May, 2017

There's A New Cherry Picker On The Block

There’s a new cherry picker on the block at 54 Bontebok Street,  Meyerton Parks (Farms), next to the R59 Sybrand Van Niekerk Freeway between Alberton and Vereeniging. Yes, SA Platforms have moved to new premises and will be near Meyerton as from 1 June 2017.

Their Genie brand of the cherry picker, which you can rent or buy from SA Platforms, is a very versatile and popular machine coming in different configurations.

They started operations in Sasolburg and have decided to move to their new premises near Meyerton. All their clients can be assured of the same commitment to customer satisfaction and professionalism.

For new clients, they not only give you good advice but also exist to make your work safe, effective and efficient. That means they help you enhance workplace productivity, which they believe to be a socially responsible practice.

SA Platforms seeks to be your first choice in Cherry Picker (Lifting Machine) sales, rentals and training.

The range includes but is not limited t…

Accommodation Near OR Tambo Airport

Big 5 Guest House is close to OR Tambo Airport. This Guest House, with Bed & Breakfast Accommodation, is stunning with very up-market finishes and furnishings. Big 5 Guest House is situated in the middle of a very nice suburb, 6.5 km away from OR Tambo and minutes away from all the highways and byways to all the major business centres.
When you arrive you will be welcomed by a friendly staff member and escorted to your room of choice. Upon arrival you will you will find a paved driveway and parking for each room. The bushveld lapa is situated on the left where guests can relax and watch TV or dine in a comfortable setting overlooking a sparkling swimming pool.
There are five different rooms and all of them are very popular and well maintained. Every room has got different size beds to sleep on, DSTV, and a study table and light where you can prepare your work for the days to come.
The units are also serviced daily and we provide a laundry service on site. Each of the units has got i…

The Best Laid Plans Of Mice And Men

In April I wrote an article titled "Read, Write, Learn and Exercise." There I said that I had decided to take better care of myself – to read something every day, exercise every day and learn something new every day, amongst other things. All in the interest of self-improvement.

I don't know so much about the exercise part because work usually wins the contest. Yesterday and today I thought about riding my bicycle, but just couldn't get around to doing it. Maybe tomorrow I will.

The well-known quote from the famous writer, Robert Burns came to mind, "The best-laid plans of mice and men." So I'm human like everyone else. I'm just very thankful that the back pain of last year never returned. Probably because I have been paying more attention to my posture. Whenever I catch myself slouching or walking wrong I stretch and set my body right.

Today I caught up with my writing, so I feel better after that (2375 words). Hopefully, if I practice enough it w…

Holding On To Hurt (Update) - by Charlotte Roth

Another update from Charlotte Roth. 

Just wanted to share this awesome giveaway with you!
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All June proceeds donated to charity

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who supported the Sandy Hook Promise donation campaign so far. We haven't quite reached the amount I was hoping for, but June is not over yet. If you haven't had a chance to support, learn more here:

I am currently looking for readers and reviewers for my review team, Charlotte's Cozy Corner.  If you love to read and review books and help authors like me grow,  I would be honored to have you.  Here's the's the formal invitation;

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You like to help authors make their dreams come true? You like …

Stained Glass Creations - Tiny Dot Studio

Stained glass looks magnificent on any window or door. It is considered an art form which reached its height in the Middle Ages and became a graphic form which was used to depict stories from the Bible - many people were illiterate back then.

To get a better idea of the history of stained glass you can visit Wikipedia where you will find lots of references and beautiful pictures relating to this noble form of art.

Stained glass is still popular today but often referred to as art glass. It is prevalent in luxury homes, commercial buildings, and places of worship. Artists and companies are contracted to create beautiful art glass ranging from domes, windows, backsplashes, etc. (source - Wikipedia). 

No doubt, when you stand inside a building and view a beautiful stained glass window lit by the sun, you stop and admire what you see just as you would a special painting.

So it would be interesting to know how the glass gets its various colours - by adding metallic salts during its manufacture.…

Karate - Self Defense at Shorei Martial Arts Academy (Kempton Park)

Here is a new video of karate and self-defense demonstrations taken during the grading in November 2017.

Congratulations to the following gents who received their certificates on Saturday 30 September

Mark Pretorius (3rd dan); Hennie Esterhuisen (4th dan); Tony de Beer (instructor 7th dan); Mzoxolo Maki (1st dan). From left to right.
Karate is an excellent form of self-defense, something that applies to everyone, young and old.

"Karate, a martial art, was developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It developed from the indigenous Ryukyuan martial arts (called te (手?), "hand"; tii in Okinawan) under the influence of Chinese martial arts, particularly Fujian White Crane. Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open-hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands, and palm-heel strikes. Historically, and in some modern styles, grappling, throws, joint locks, restraints, and vital-point strikes are also taught.[3] A karate…