Going to experiment with a modified hydration setup tomorrow, and hopefully for a long ride on Saturday. Reversed the #xlab#torpedo plate and cage to move my @hammerheadrides #karoo out of the way... had a lot of bouncing with the standard setup. We’ll see how it goes! #AeroAF#ttbike#trek#speedconcept
When the mice are all away, the cat can eat a bowl of veg for supper at 4.30pm while she reads. I think the strange early supper was an excuse to get back to the book, really. To the English-reading world with a predilection for crime thrillers, you heard it here first: Irma Venter is the next big thing. I read 'Circus' last year, the first of several of her books to be translated from Afrikaans into English and then I couldn't be bothered to wait for more of them to be translated so am now reading 'Skarlaken' ('Scarlet'). Her geographic range is wide. Circus takes place in a wholly modern Joburg, with forays into Germany and Bulgaria. Her Joburg was true but also affectionate - intimate, even. 'Scarlet' takes place in a completely different milieu: a small Karoo town, Gabarone in Botswana and Swakopmund in Namibia. Seriously, when this stuff hits the international market, I have no doubt she's going to be as big as Deon Meyer. Bigger maybe. And if one has been translated, more are on their way, I'm sure. Meanwhile, find Circus - it was such a good story. And the protagonist - not a detective, by the way - is a spunky woman about my age (ie not a spring chicken), which I thought was unusual and very cool.