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Archive for September 20th, 2007

On this picture you can see Grischuk (left) and Leko playing in round 1
World Chess ChampionshipRound 7

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I have the book about Greyfriars Bobby, exactly the one in the pic here. I bought it in Edinburg and isn’t Edinburgh the most wonderful place in this whole of England! Easy to drive, a clean city! Beautiful scenery….historical buildings that speak their stories by just looking at them! Wow….Edinburgh! I fell in love with you and it won’t be long before you see me, permanently! Hopefully! To come back to the book….this statue is in Edinburgh and two people living there couldn’t tell us about it and incidently, I saw the book in a shop…just an ordinary shop selling all kinds of furniture, with a few toys/books and…my book was on sale for just about £1!! And it is a RED FOX book!! I love my Bobby book and he reminds me of South Africa’s Jock of the Bushveld… our own true story about a Staffie…
I’ve got two links here, one with the story about Bobby….and the other with pictures. Oh, of course, the grave in this one pic, is Bobby’s master’s grave, but read the story, I don’t want to tell more…it is a bit of a sad story, if you haven’t seen the movie…you better read the story!
Follow THIS link for Bobby’s story ………..and THIS LINK for the photos. Enjoy!

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This is the schedule for the remaining part of the World Chess Championship in Mexico….see the link earlier in September.

Chess Love

Chess Love

Please click HERE to play through the game! The link will open in a new window. The game is on my Blogger-blog as WordPress didn’t import it when I moved my blog to WordPress.
In this chess game, I played black. Although my opponent’s rating is slightly lower than mine, he’s a very challenging player not to play very lightly! I think the end was good, but look at my king, at one stage he was almost in real big trouble! He panicked a few times!

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“Two Frogs” is a fantastic book. I want to share this book today and by doing this, do my “good deed” for today! I love books, even more, children’s books! I’m slowly busy building up a library! I used this book with great success during Philosophy lessons… Firstly, the pictures in this book…just look how stunning! Doesn’t it convey a lot, only by looking at it! That’s why children’s books fascinate me, you get outstanding illustrations and lifelong messages. This book is definitely one of those which you would buy and have different uses for, when teaching. I’m going to copy a few lines from the book…and the images support the text just brilliantly!

—Once there were two frogs sitting on a lily pad in the middle of a large pond. One of the frogs was holding a stick. “What’s that for?” asked the other frog. “For protection,” said the frog with the stick. “This stick is to beat off the dog.”
“What dog?” said the other frog, quickly looking over his shoulder. “I can’t see a dog. There is no dog!” “Not now there isn’t, not at this moment,” replied the frog with the stick. “But what if a dog should come swimming across the pond and try to eat us up? Better be safe than sorry.” The other frog was puzzled. “But no dogs ever come swimming in the pond,” he protested. “At least I’ve never seen one. In fact I can’t even remember seeing one on the edge of the pond. And why would a dog want to come swimming in the pond anyway? They’re not so fond of swimming as us frogs, you know.”

Now, by looking at the pics, you can imagine what happened…I put questions forward to 9 year old children e.g. Should we always be prepared? Should we always think about all the “what ifs”? Is it ridiculous thinking the worst might happen? Why would you want to be prepared for the worst? What do you need to be well prepared? What do you see as “the worst”? How else can we prepare us for the “worst”? This book lends itself to numerous questions and at least an hour’s discussion with children. One of the “what ifs” in this book really happened at the end! That was the dog…but the frogs were already gone and not there to see the dog…

If you want to leave your point of view about these questions, it would be well received!


Image: frogsonice
Please click HERE to read a story about two frogs..do enjoy

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24th September is National BQQ day in South Africa!
These are “golden rules” when having a BBQ on the 24th!

1.  Die braaier mag braai waarvan hy hou en hoe hy daarvan hou.

2. Dit is onwettig om in ’n ander persoon se braai te krap of in te meng. Dit sluit in die rondstamp en omkrap van kole, toetsvingers in marinades of die onregmatige draai van roosters wanneer die braaier nie kyk nie.
3. ’n Verbruiker van braaivleis het die reg om seker te wees van ’n skoon rooster in die braaiproses. Enige reste van dooie diere, klonte van marinades en gefossileerde as moet asseblief verwyder word voordat die braaiproses begin.
4.Dit is toelaatbaar om hoender vooraf te kook, aangesien die organiseerders van nasionale braaidag voorstanders daarvan is dat elke individu die reg het om teen salmonella beskerm te word.
5. Vis en vleis moet asseblief op aparte roosters gebraai word, behalwe in gevalle waar die rooster sorgvuldig tussen die braaiprosesse gewas word.
6. Braaiers wat beskermende handskoene dra, moet liefs nie getart, geteister of gespot word nie.
7. Gasbraai is slegs vir woonstelbewoners.
Om te braai, is om te lewe.
Bron: Kliek die link Beeld in SA.
http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2186915,00.html

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Dad


On the chess site, Barry shared with me what his dad was like. I’ve asked him permission to blog it on my site, because it is really a special dad he’d had. Click on the image to see a larger view and to read about his altruistic dad. I think his dad’s good deed made a huge impact on that man to change positively and to live a good life for the rest of his life…also, not only to live a good life, but to become a good father and husband…to his family. Dads are special people in children’s lives, I think the most important person. A mum is “automatically” and she is always “there”, but it is different with a dad. Dads do matter more! I believe that dads play a more unique role in any child’s life, whether it’s a girl/boy.
“What makes a dad…” was found here.Enjoy!




I find this quite amusing…
Besides the requirements of being a man,
A Dad is expected to have the endurance of a camel
The shrewdness of a fox, the patience of an elephant,
The industriousness of a beaver
and the cheeriness of a Robin
Interesting reading why Dads Matter.
More reading from the Good News Magazine of understanding.
Personally, I am a big supporter for the rights of fathers….I would climb the Big Ben with those people –if they need me —to climb it again…to fight for their rights…..hahaha…I thought that they have had guts to do it and admired them for that! We all should strive for more rights for fathers!!

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