Showing posts from 2018

Workmaster Summer Protective Eyewear Promotion

PROTECTIVE EYEWEARWith the bright sunshine of summer coupled with a potentially hazardous working environment, it's even more important to ensure that you and your workers are wearing the right protective eyewear. Besides, when I took these photographs I noticed how fashionable they look. I wouldn't mind a pair myself.
The RSG-100 safety sunglasses with sky blue mirror lenses are particularly cool. They come with an impact ballistic rating as well. The slim pink ladies protective glasses certainly look sexy and are ideal for narrower facial profiles. Come on ladies!
The SG-31G-AF Browspecs features a unitary protective lens with a semi-frame. Very mod! They feature a soft nose bridge with flexible "fingers" for comfort and to minimize slipping. They protect workers from falling debris and dripping sweat.
Then they have the Go-Specs II. They offer goggle-like protection and excellent comfort, closer fit, and a wide field of vision - temples and FR elastic fabric strap ar…

Insect IQ - Pest Control Services (Ants)

Pest control of ants is another story.

During the warmer seasons, the ant population wages a war against my home trying various strategies to invade my domain. Sometimes they innocently send in cleanup teams to collect crumbs or dead bugs from the floor.  Even the smallest spec is targeted. My wife is very meticulous with the house and regularly cleans the floors. But soon the invasions start.

I don’t mind ants in my yard, but my home is a different kettle of fish. A neighbour suggested a certain insecticide but I’m very careful of what my dog may get in her mouth. For this reason, I am rather reluctant to just try anything.

Normal household Doom spray isn’t very effective against these ant pests. Maybe I don’t understand their habits and what makes ants tick - how they bread and why they do what they do. I’ll have to chat with my pest control friend at Insect IQ. After all, he is an expert pest controller. His last advice with the rat made sense and I was able to get rid of that rode…

Lost in Love - Charlotte Roth

Hi friends,
Sorry I've been silent for such a long time. As a writer, it feels odd to say that I've been lost for words. But I have...

At the end of summer, I lost my dad-in-law. I call him that 'cause that's who he was to me--my second dad. The grief was overwhelming and for the longest time, I couldn't write. See, he was one of my biggest fans. He was so not my target audience but he loved every single thing I ever wrote--my emails, my silly texts (always signed, "the crazy lady with all the spoiled rotten kids") and, yes, my books..."It's like I can hear your voice and see you laugh when I read your books," he always used to say.

I just finished my latest book, Lost in Love. I finally managed to write again because he would've wanted me to. And, oh, how I wish he could read this one too. His favorite book was my first book ever, Lost in Seattle, and I'm sure he would have loved to read more about this crazy family in the sequel ..…

1965 Chevy C10 Pick Up Hotrod - Wessels Motors

Wessels Motors agreed to an update to their website recently. They have been a client of mine since I bought my rather old 1998 Merc. We only trust them to service our car and it gives us good mileage without any problems. Below is an interesting article that I think many petrol heads would enjoy. Old vehicles were manufactured to last. Thank you JPW Manufacturing.

1965 Chevy C10 Pick Up Eugene Els from Kempton Park grew up around cars. His dad used to fix cars in his spare time and Eugene used to hang out with him as a kid whilst he was busy. It was from here that his interest in cars grew. He always had a soft spot for a classic, however; he did not want an old car with an underpowered engine and bad breaking so the solution for him was always going to be a Hotrod. The paint, the colour, the engine – the whole look just appeals to him.
Eugene Els’ brother-in-law Ross picked up the 1965 Chevy C10 from a township in Rustenburg. At the time, Eugene didn’t even know what a C10 was. 


Every Man Loves What He Is Good At

I started typing this article in Grammarly and titled it, "Ups and Downs," but changed it after I found an appropriate image to "Every man loves what he is good at." I hope you will enjoy reading it.

Yesterday I watched a video on Facebook where a guy was talking about life and how we don't like negative changes that come into our lives. There are times when we are happy and times when we are sad because of a loss or when a loved one has died.

He painted different scenarios that are opposites in our lives and made the point that if everything remained the same, it's like a constant flat line - just like when you die. But the ups and downs in our lives are like an ECG graph of our heartbeat going up and down continuously. That was his perception of being alive. Nothing remaining constant, but moving up and down all the time.

To take it a step further, the next time when I'm down I can accept that and know that things will get better just like he explain…

SA Platforms

SA Platforms, a fantastic client of mine, sponsored a cherry picker to assist with a power outage problem in the Risiville/Three Rivers East & Property Community. They are people with big hearts and I'm proud to be associated with them. I have promoted their services before and this proves that SA Platforms is a community-conscious company that can be trusted to deliver valuable services at all times. Below is a copy of a message thanking them for their assistance.
A HUGE BIG Thanks to for sponsoring the cherry picker for BXC to use in our Ward ....
Thanks also to Oupa and his team from BXC (Smart Meters) who are jumping in to assist with the Power Outages in our Ward - Even if the problem isn't theirs (It's an ELM problem)
Thanks to Dalene Venter - Bokka I do NOT know how you do it every day! I would've thrown in the towel on the 1st day
It's humbling to see everyone just gelling together to try and gain resolution
I can …

Safety Shoes (Sport) - Workmaster

Safety shoes are a must for people working around heavy objects. Protecting your feet is important. Recently a heavy board dropped on my big toe and it was extremely painful. Had I been wearing a pair of these lightweight protective shoes then I could have avoided the pain.
So they look just like ordinary running shoes. But they come with a strong toe protector cap. Nice! You can wear them all day long and have protection all the time at work. They also look great on you. Order your pair from Workmaster

Foto Connect - Photo Print Shop Kempton Park

FOTO CONNECT DIGITAL PRINTING AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS SHOP Foto Connect is a one-stop digital photo printing shop that has recently moved to shop no. 3 at Goodies Restaurant complex, 4 Vlei Street, Glen Marais, Kempton Park.
If you are from the area then it is a very convenient location with a recently tarred parking area. When you go to other centres you usually have to drop off your images for printing and return later because, well, they are shopping centres. But if you go to Foto Connect at the Goodies Restaurant complex you can relax in a peaceful atmosphere in the garden area and enjoy your favourite beverage while your photos are being printed.
While you are there you can pop in at the other shops, have your hair done, or even have your car washed. If you are hungry you can order a delicious meal at the Goodies Restaurant - you can view their big menu online. There are actually lots of things to do at Goodies.
If you are planning to have your photo enlarged for framing then you…

Mobile Elevating Lifting Platform Training - SA Platforms

Mobile Elevating Lifting Platform Training
For real, relevant and relationship-based training, talk to SA Platforms. They have been doing great things in this industry for years now. For comprehensive and professional Mobile Elevating Lifting Platform Training, which is endorsed by the Services Seta and Institute for Work at Heights (IWH), they offer:
Full course for novices (Minimum 3 days)License re-certification course (Minimum 2 days)Recognition of Previous Learning (RPL) option (Minimum 2 days)Type-specific training is also available (1 day per type) Note: all learners attending our courses, will be given in addition to usual learning material:Laminated pocket pre-inspection checklistLaminated pocket risk analysis checklistActual A4 risk analysis and pre-inspection documentation ready for useContact details: Marcell – 082 850 5226 –
SA Platforms is an excellent company that rents and sells Cherry pickers under the Genie brand. Since they started they hav…

Huge Improvements At Goodies4Gardens - Glen Marais

Goodies4Gardens now has a brand new website where you can view their impressive menu. Also, recent visitors to this family-friendly venue have noticed the fantastic new tarred parking area. It's a welcome change.

When you've had your car cleaned at the Royal Car Wash you won't have to ride on gravel as you exit the premises anymore. Then you will also notice the beautiful garden with real robots and quaint statues and decor next to Cesson Thai Massage and Spa where you can relax while they pamper you with a genuine Thai massage.

Absolute Frame has added Foto Connect to its premises where you will be able to order your photo prints soon. Don't forget that you can buy your arts and crafts supplies from Jems Arts and Crafts at Goodies. They've been there for a long time and Sunique is a talented young lady who designs things for the home and weddings and cuts them out of wood with a laser cutter.

There are quite a number of shops at Goodies4 Gardens and you can also g…

Pest Control Solutions - Insect IQ (Gauteng)

The solution to pest control is most often calling in a professional. Here comes a story!
A while ago I stopped at the filling station to check the oil in my engine. For this, I had to lift up the bonnet of my car. What I found sent chills down my spine. I found a nest of leaves and dry grass on the engine. That told me that a rat was probably seeking the warmth of the engine at night and I was horrified. Rats have a tendency to destroy the electric wiring around the engine - not good.
I removed the nest and got some Rattex and always left it in a plastic tray on top of the engine at night. But that didn't have the desired effect and the rodent didn't eat any of it. I kept this up for weeks without success. It was really worrying me because if the rat got to the wires it would be expensive to have an auto electrician redo the wiring.
In the meantime, that clever rodent was probably laughing at me and my clever plan to get rid of him.
Fortunately, I found an expert pest contro…

Water Safety – Reinforced Pool Covers (NEW)

Water safety is of utmost importance.

There is a video where a child manages to climb on the fence surrounding the pool and he easily unlocks the pool gate in seconds. What a scary sight. Children and pets – sometimes even adults – can’t swim. They need your protection if you have a pool. Accidents happen unexpectedly.

We hear regularly in the news about loved ones drowning in swimming pools and the trauma that they suffer because of the tragic loss. Maybe you are visiting with a friend and your attention is somewhere else and didn't notice that your beloved child had slipped away to explore the yard. Sounds familiar but incidences like these occur when you don’t want them to.

Make a wise decision to safeguard your pool by adding a proper swimming pool reinforced cover. DO IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE because how would you ever measure the cost of a life?

A pool safety cover is definitely the answer because it is the last barrier to protect your pool should a toddler manage to access t…

Supa-Fit Your Vehicle

Supa-Fit Mechanical Workshop at the GT Centre next to The Great North Road is a great place to supa-fit your vehicle. The GT Centre is well-known to people in the area and Supa-Fit is a one-stop vehicle repair, maintenance and mechanical workshop.
This means that you can buy new tyres for your car and have them balanced and the wheel alignment can be done there. If your car needs a new exhaust or even a free-flow exhaust fitted, Supa-Fit can do it. Maybe your car isn't performing well anymore and you are considering an engine overhaul, then Supa-Fit has the right workshop, equipment and technicians to get the job done. They also do brakes, cv joints, tow bars, batteries and fix punctures. They also do turbo conversions.
You can't miss their workshop when you are travelling on the Great North Road because they have painted their logo in big letters against a red background on their building. If you are like me, the only driver in the family and you don't know what to do whi…

Safety Glasses (East Rand)

Safety glasses are what Workmaster (East Rand) specialize in. They have all types of protective eyewear. These types of special glasses protect the eyes from particles, water, chemicals or harsh light from striking the eyes. They are required by workers working in hazardous conditions. A few examples of their uses are:

Cold weatherSwimmingPower toolsBlowtorch gogglesWelding gogglesLaboratory and researchAviationPersonal protective equipmentSafety engineering

It’s important to wear good quality safety glasses especially if you require them for extended periods of time. In those situations, it is advisable to go for prescription glasses. Yes, they are also available from Workmaster.

An important requirement is to ensure that the right tinted glasses are obtained for your workers since individual sensitivities to light, known as photophobia, require special consideration.

All protective safety glasses need to comply with SABS and OHS - General Safety Regulations. Workmaster staff have bee…

RBTS Racing

Book your special car in for world-class Dyna Tuning at RBTS Racing and benefit from the special care taken during the tune-up.
The unique thing about their operation is that their special Dyno Room eliminates the possibility of the motor vehicle inhaling its own hot, oxygen-less exhaust fumes, therefore creating the closest possible driving simulation on the road. A great plus.
Inside the Dyno Room, a large 1-meter diameter extraction fan clears the full volume of air in the dyno room twice every second creating around 40km/h of fresh wind speed. In my opinion, it looks quite like a wind tunnel. The addition of extra cooling fans placed in front of the motor vehicle maximizes the cooling and creates a safe tuning environment for your motor vehicle (Ross thought of everything). This combination gives you the smoothest most drivable maximum power output map and best fuel economy possible which your engine can deliver.
You will be welcomed by their friendly team. Previous articles abou…

A Funeral In Brakpan - Oom David Engelbrecht

In October 2017 I accompanied my wife to her uncle's birthday party in Brakpan. Her family was very glad to see my wife Maggie since we hadn't visited with them for a long time. The occasion was her “Oom” David’s 85th birthday. From the photos in my article, you could see the great joy on everyone’s faces.

Today we attended David’s funeral, almost a year later. In spite of the somber setting, the people were friendly and open. Maggie was again treated with lots of love. I commented in my previous article that the people from Brakpan don't wear masks and pretend to be someone else or try to act better when in the company of others. No, they just act like themselves with total freedom. Take it or leave it.

So, it was our pleasure to be in their company again. They are always ready to shower you with truckloads of genuine love and respect that will make you want to keep going back for more. You can spot that kind of love a mile away because it is from their hearts.

My camera…

Joburg Gasshuku 9 Sep 2018

The next Johannesburg Karate Gasshuku will be held on 8 September 2018. For more information, you can go to the website to get more details.
There is no doubt that anyone who is a karateka earns our respect. There have been many movies depicting the sheer brilliance of individuals defending themselves against attackers with martial arts techniques, usually bare-handed. One particular film star that comes to mind is my favorite, Jackie Chan. I love watching the guy going bananas ducking and diving and kicking his way out of several attackers. I just Googled some facts about Jackie Chan and discovered that he is a black belt in Hapkido and also knows other martial arts as well. To the uninformed like me, it all seems like karate, but I am probably insulting the martial arts purists when I make statements like that.
However one looks at the sport of karate and martial arts you have to agree on one thing. You don't mess with those guys because you are going to get your butt kicked go…


Workmaster Safety Workwear is vital when it comes to safety on the job.

My first job after school was at the Iron and Steel Corporation, ISCOR, in Vanderbijlpark. My brother-in-law, Arnold, was the motivating factor behind that move.

At the plant, I was issued with a hard hat, overalls, safety boots with steel toecaps, thick leather safety gloves and protective eyewear. Heck, what was I letting myself in for? I was instructed to wear those items because they were necessary for protection.

When I clocked in I was shown my first station and I saw massive slabs of white-hot steel moving along conveyors with rollers. This was inside a gigantic corrugated iron structure that seemed to stretch for miles.

One day I was ordered to remove some slag from a roller on the conveyor. Even with my full protection on I made a mistake and my exposed fore-arm above the glove touched the hot metal and I got burned. I misjudged the heat of the guide rail and suffered the consequences. After that, I had g…

Goodies Restaurant - More Than You'd Expect.

Goodies Restaurant is a delightful family-friendly restaurant in Glen Marais, Kempton Park, in South Africa. This article serves as an introduction to you if you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting there yet. If you have been to Goodies Restaurant, they now have a brand-new website where you can peruse their menu.

The huge restaurant is situated on the grounds of Goodies 4 Gardens – they also have a new website.
Goodies Restaurant has been around for a long time and has always been a favourite venue for families because they have a thrilling playground for kids. There are a sandpit and a big jumping castle for the little ones to enjoy.

Nestled among a canopy of trees and manicured lawns there are neat sets of tables and chairs for functions. To one side they also have a mini-golf course – a good way to keep the kids occupied when they get restless.

For the thirsty, they have an engaging sports bar with TV screens on the walls for those who want to watch a sports channel while downin…

Racing Cars - Dyno Tuning

During the 60’s and 70’s, I fancied cars like the Ford Capri with a Gunston paint scheme and fat mags. Also, the imported left-hand-drive Mustangs. With the introduction of the Ford Granada, my brother bought one with a hearse gearshift. A lovely beast of a car which I drove once. It had a powerful, throaty V-8 engine that sent shivers down my spine.

We used to love going to the saloon car races at Kyalami. From my seat in the grandstand, I had always had a bird’s eye view over a large part of the track. I could see a lot of the action and caught the excitement when the cars came roaring past. It was a great time for me.

One day, long after that, I was invited to Kyalami again to experience a lap in an Opel Calibri – my favourite car at that time. Behind the wheel was one of South Africa’s champ drivers. He was very skilled and put the Calibri through its paces while I sat in the back with another guest. That gave me a totally different perspective of what it’s like to drive the car …

Graphic Design

Blob in Colour is an independent creative team that began its journey in 2010 doing freelance work and growing into the full-time business that it is today.

We have over 20 years’ experience in graphic design work and approach every project with a fierce desire to create something unique and inspiring that transforms each client’s business. Blob in Colour offers innovative new ideas for your product or company at very affordable rates.

We focus on designing logos, business cards, stationery, advertisements, packaging, catalogues, corporate gifts, company profiles, menus, brochure’s, flyers, billboards, banners, e-mail signatures as well as printing and we cover any marketing needs that you may have.

Jems Arts & Crafts in Kempton Park for all your art and craft supplies are run by passionate, experienced crafters offering products for a wide range of crafts including scrapbooking, mosaic, multi-media, laser cutting, and vinyl.

We have now added a new range of exciting kits for crafters which can be ordered from us. The kits contain all you need to make something special and include instructions so that you can successfully complete the project.

We have grown into a small successful arts and crafts shop servicing Kempton Park and surrounding areas. We have a full range of mosaic tiles, cutters, glues, grouting, ceramic inserts and wooden blanks for all your mosaic project needs.

Our other range of crafts includes scrapbooking, multi-media, paints, canvases, paint brushes, decoupage, and many more Arts & Crafts. We also offer personalized laser cutting and vinyl wall art with no minimum order quantity.

Protection Guard Dogs


Protection Guard dogs are without a doubt the most efficient and cost-effective way to guard your property or premises. A well-trained security dog can replace at least 3 guards.

Our dogs are trained to respond at command, if and when it may be required.

We at The Doggz prefer to use German Shepherds, Rottweilers, and/or Belgian Shepherds ( Malinois) for our Protection Canine Training. These dogs are fearless, alert, courageous, obedient, and eager to learn.

They are extremely brave and faithful and will not think twice about putting their lives on the line.

They are very loyal to their handlers, which makes them the perfect candidates for protection and security. We train the handlers to treat the animals in a firm, confident and consistent way.

At The Doggz we have one focus - client satisfaction!

Security Company - Midrand

Security Guards and Protection Services are vital to all companies nowadays. Just listening to the news, we are constantly hearing about crime daily. Fortunately, there is a security company in Midrand that champions the fight to prevent crime.

Having a reputable security company with visible on-site protection is critical in today's climate of lawlessness. The best option is to choose a company that grades its security guards. That way you ensure the quality of your protection services. The SAPS can't cope with the massive wave of crime and the onus falls on companies to source their own protection services.

Searching for a reputable security company can be quite a job. It's a good idea to go for someone that has a long track record and has reliable references.

I believe that Rank Protection Services in Midrand is a good candidate because they have a track record amounting to 27 years in the security industry. The combined experience within the company management team is …

Solar System In Perspective

This article is from 8th June 2014 when I was still relatively new to blogging. It focused on the cold. I decided to share it now since we recently witnessed the total eclipse of the moon.

The Sun, like an angry king, occupies center stage in our Solar System with glorious pomp. Gigantic flares periodically gush outwards from its massive diameter of 1 392 684 km comprising hydrogen and helium. Even this majestic ball of fire isn't stationary but moves within the Milky Way.

At various distances planets dance in orbits around the sun. Mercury and Venus are the closest and bear the brunt of its nuclear fury. But they are not the subject of our attention for now.

At about 150 000 km, the Third Rock from the Sun, we find an awesome planet called Earth. Graced with continents, oceans and an atmosphere Mother Earth is home to life in all its glory. This jewel of a planet is 190 times smaller than the sun and races through the darkness of space at the lightning speed of 30 km per second.…

Nail Technician Training - Kempton Park

Professional Nail & Beauty Supplies are the leading supplier of nail, beauty and eyelash products. They are situated in Kempton Park and also stock a range of Hannon hair products. Chantelle, a nail technician on site, does nails, manicures, pedicures, and waxing.

Most importantly, Chantelle is now training new nail technicians at Professional Nail & Beauty.

I have known Veronica, the owner, for years and she is excellent in nail and beauty services to clients.

Box Frames - Absolute Frame

Picture framing is an art in itself. You can have the most beautiful photograph or an exquisite painting and take it to a picture framer. If the frame choice is wrong and the workmanship is shoddy, then the end result can be a disaster. But there is an excellent and reliable picture framing shop in Gauteng that will do a fabulous job every time.

From time to time we decide to frame a picture or a painting to hang on the wall in a room in our home or to give as a gift to someone special. It's always useful to have it done just the way we picture it. When it has been done right we usually gasp and stand back and admire the final product with pride.

Make your memories and accomplishments a reality to be seen around your home. Do that special mirror in the entrance hall or do those large format prints against that open wall that has forever irritated you. Visit Absolute Frame at their artfully equipped showroom and workshop for best in quality in product and pricing. If you can think…

Fishing Nets - Top Quality

Rhino Nets specialize in fishing nets. Because the owner, Kevin Williams, is an avid angler he decided to design and manufacture the perfect fishing net. He has created the perfect nets to place your catch in.

When I received a call from Kevin to create a website for his fishing nets I was amazed at the beauty of his nets. They look colourful and strong. The design is also something I’ve never seen before. After you’ve unhooked your catch you drop the fish into the net via a spring-loaded trap door. Now, only a seasoned fisherman would think of that.

The circular design is constructed of very strong materials, is collapsible for transportation, and comes with a portable stand that also can be taken apart. He even designed nifty bags that you can stow the fishing nets in. It is a neat and compact system. They also come in different colours to choose from.

If you go to their website, you will see all the beautiful products that I photographed for the website. There are keepnets and sta…

Vehicle Lifts, Lubrication Systems and Garage Equipment

MDK Workshop Solutions is a registered OILPRO installer and distributor they install custom vehicle lifts and do maintenance and repairs to keep things running smoothly. They specialize in Vehicle Lifts, Lubrication Systems, and Garage Equipment. OILPRO Oil Management Systems and PERMEX Systems.

Their services include:

Lift and Lube installation and repairsServicing of all types and makes of liftsInstallation and repairs of Oil, Water, and Air systemsInstallation and repairs of Oil and Grease pumpsInstallation, repairs, and calibration of OILPRO Oil Management Systems and PERMEX Systems

Areas they service include:

GautengFree State Northern Cape Northwest Province LimpopoLesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia Angola

They cover a very large area! MDK Workshop Solutions also has a proud record of quality services amongst their clients. Well-known brands like Volkswagen, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Iveco, and Toyota have made use of their services.

Since August 2013 MDK has been a vendor for…

Win A Free Audio Book - Charlotte Roth

One of my favorite authors, Charlotte Roth has just recently launched her book, Lost In Seattle, as an audiobook.

On her Facebook page, she announced:

Charlotte Roth - authorJuly 16 at 7:51 PM ·  ***NEW RELEASE GIVE AWAY*** I'm so excited. My very first book was just released as an audiobook, and the narrator, Hope Dorman, is amazing as Ella Jensen. To win a copy, just tag friend and you might both win a copy ;-) Winner will be randomly picked by my two in-house judges (my kids ;)) Good Luck & Happy Monday ." This announcement is probably time-sensitive so give it a shot. She is a great lady!!