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Lois on Espresso Show

I have to do a quick boast; Lois was on the Espresso Show on Friday, talking about disability and her role as a Casual Day ambassador. Casual Day raises both funds and awareness about disability.

You can watch the clip below.

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Lois, Jabulile and Simone are interviewed.

Here is the clip:

 

Cape Town Cycle Tour

Yesterday was the Cape Town cycle tour (formally the Argus cycle tour). Normally it is a 109km ride around beautiful Cape Town, but because of the recent fires they took the drastic (and very understandable) decision to shorten it to a 47km ride through Cape town (from the city bowl to the bottom of the M3 and back).

I normally watch the ride form the bottom of my road (I used to ride it myself but have stopped since I discovered running). But today I took a short run to watch the bicycles coming past.

The ride was in solidarity to all the firemen who have bravely spent the past week fighting the fires, so a lot of people were wearing red, and even dressing up as firemen.

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Cycle Tour

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Cyclist dreased as a fireman

On fire again

Cape Town has been on fire since Sunday. Currently over 4000 ha of bush has been destroyed, and the fire is still not under control. To make it more difficult, yesterday was the hottest day in Cape Town for 100 years. At least today the cooler weather should help a little.

Last night we had another flare-up on Boyes Drive. Literally in the span of about 10 minutes the mountain went from dark to a flaming inferno. These pics were all taken yesterday afternoon and last night at and around my house.

Note the size of the fire truck in the first picture.

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Boyes Drive flare up

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Muizenberg Beach with a smokey haze above the sea

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A fire chopper flies over my house

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Boyes Drive flare up

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Boyes Drive flare up

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Boyes Drive flare up

Beer festival time

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The South Yeasters Beer Club (of which I am a member) are hosting a beer festival this Sunday, at the SAB brewery in Newlands. There will be over 40 home-made beers available to sample. So if you want to check out the home-brew scene, or just try some amazing beers pop over for an hour or two. Tickets are R100 (that’s about what you will pay retail for 3 craft beers – you will get to try over 40).

To get you in the mood, here are a few pics from my brewery.

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