Archive for September 2010

SPINATHON in aid of Kidney Beanz Trust

Saturday, 25. September 2010

The Kidney Beanz trust was established to provide the comprehensive support children with severe kidney disease a nd their families need, in order to ensure access to treatment and the chance of a successful treatment outcome. In order to deliver the best care possible for the patients of the Morning- side Children’s Kidney Treat- ment Centre, it is imperative to support them and their families in non-medical ways such as psychosocial support, educational opportunities, transport and communication grants and accommodation for families from out of the area, or simply for relief care.

The Spinathon this year took place for the third time calling cyclist and fitness freaks to participate for raising funds. The challenge is for 1, 2, or 3 – 1 hour long spinning classes in a row. I used to do 2 hours quite often once I was member of the Fit-In Nidderau, but this was some years ago. So I did subscribe for one hour only – the first session at 7 AM.

You may think I am nuts. On a Saturday morning getting  up at a quarter past 5, leaving home before 6 AM to be at the venue in time – and all for suffering an hour on a spinning bike. And imagine Monique did join me. No, not on the bike, but for moral support.

One hour was enough!

Heritage Day

Friday, 24. September 2010

also named National Braai day – our first holiday we celebrate the second time – but no braai. Instead we acquired another piece of the city: First time we were at ARTS ON MAIN.

ARTS  ON MAIN is a conversion project. Developed in a newly converted early 1900s bonded warehouse, Arts on Main aims to preserve the historical aspects of the building and contribute to the Johannesburg CBD’s urban regeneration. It offers multiple creative experiences in one venue. Features include a restaurant, event and exhibition spaces, an outdoor cinema and a rooftop bar.

Arts on Main is part of the MABONENG PRECINCT on the east side of Jo- han- nes- burg city. The next major development project is about completion – another place to see.

Stay tuned!

The First …

Thursday, 23. September 2010

turn is the toughest.

It took another couple of days not only watching the bike, but getting into cycling gear and on the saddle.


… crunching …


I am quite short-winded.