I took the midgets to their favourite amusement park this weekend.
I think it is almost impossible for an adult to fully grasp just how exciting a funfair is to small children - the colour, the characters, the clatter of rides, the glitter of the circus. . .and let's not forget the candy floss; pure sugar goodness melting in your mouth, which can only be eaten messily with your hands.
I love capturing every-day moments. Like my boys doing every-day things; going to the park, drawing pictures, collecting pine cones for the fire, playing in the back garden. The real bits. Unedited.
Our simple, every-day life.
In the future, I'm sure I will treasure these pictures, no matter how dirty or mismatched their choice of clothing may be. Pictures to remind me how time is flying by and how quickly these simple, but precious moments will pass.
I have been working ferociously this past week in an attempt to catch up with my editing, which is no easy task, being beset with the distractions of hyperactive midgets and the World Cup.
On the photography side, however, it's been a good week, as we were nominated for two VOW awards, along with news two of our portrait images and a wedding portfolio also succeeded to the finals of the African Photographic Awards. Oh, and to put the cherry on the cake, two of our clients' weddings were featured in the latest Wedding Inspirations Magazine.
So, from a low-key perspective, it's been quite a fairly decent week.
OK, my apologies, as I do realise self-satisfaction can be awfully annoying. In fact, my intention was to be all modest and humble and not to blow my own trumpet, but, sod it; I'm chuffed to the nines with the news!
The much-awaited 2010 FIFA World Cup is about to kick off in but a matter of hours, with the excitement and anticipation now reaching fever pitch here in South Africa.
Flags are flying, vuvuzelas are trumpeting , football frenzy is here and, finally, the moment is about to arrive.
Ke nako Africa!
Side Note: It's been a busy week, and I just haven't found a spare moment to blog. Our household midgets have, one by one, been tagged with a gastro bug, which appears to be doing the rounds. For us, it has meant nursing midgets, interrupted evenings and washing bed linen at the most oddest of hours. For Marcelle and Steyn this has meant a delayed post.