Saturday, March 28, 2009


I was surprised with a Head Board for my birthday!!! I think our room looks like a Pottery Barn show room...  I LOVE IT!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Our Garden

I still think we moved to Bakersfield because we felt so drawn to the garden is disarray! 

It was January and had not seen water in months. The grass was dead and the landscape was non existing. 

This is the first glimpse of the garden when you walk out of the back door. The bush against the wall is a peach tree!  

More amazing before and after pictures to follow soon.

Monday, March 09, 2009


Here we are (before the race), brave and ready! Bernard took the photo in the parking garage at around 7am. 

Out of the 35 000 entries, 26 000 cyclists finished! The wind was EXCRUCIATING, and if you think I'm EXAGGERATING... I'M NOT! It took us 5 and a half hours to finish the 110km race. At one stage, we had to get of our bikes and push them, for the wind was blowing cyclist over! 

Martin & I came in around the 15 000 mark and I was 1707th of the ladies! Cool. Bernard finished an hour before us! He did an awesome job!!!

I'll try and post more photo's later. 

It was however beautiful and I loved it. I will do it again! 

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Cape Argus Cycle Tour


We are trained and ready to go! We will be on the road from 9:24 - 14:00'ish, tomorrow. It will be a 108km of beautiful scenery and amazing sportsmanship. We circle the Cape Peninsula, with the wind at 40knots against us for the first half of the race, and  behind us on the stretch home. 

Martin will be riding with me, as it is my first Argus. Bernard his brother is also riding, I think he will finish before us.   

I'm so excited! I've never done an endurance race this beautiful, so be sure to come and read the update on the experience!