John with his good friend Obi
John with his good friend Obi

This ‘n That

As you may have gathered my name is John. Here’s a brief introduction and some of my thoughts on this weblog.

I am married to my wonderful wife, S. Together we are blessed with seven children, all of whom are grown-up adults now and most of whom have children of their own. Their extended number can no longer be counted on the fingers of both hands.

The coastal town of Pearly Beach, where we live, is a place of great beauty located on the Southern tip of Africa, close to Cape Agulhas. This stretch of coastline is a favorite haunt of mainly Southern Right whales, that feed on krill, give birth and frolic in these shallow, warm waters from May to December each year.

As real estate business partners, our association is rewarding on many levels and fuels a career aspiration: to practice the highest standards of real estate professionalism. Our clients are among the many local and international visitors that enjoy these parts year round. Many of these we are fortunate to count as true friends.

Apart from writing about whatever happens to interest me, the writings of a number of Guest Authors are gratefully featured on these pages. If you wish to do so, you may share your views here too. Perhaps you are a budding author or you may be an experienced blogger looking to extend your influence. Whatever. Please consider submitting a Guest Post for publication — see here for details and a few guidelines. Feel free to participate in the comments; you’re most welcome.

The dog pictured above with me is “Obi”, a breed that is truly indigenous to South Africa. You can find out more about Obi here. Yes, he is indeed named after “Obi-Wan-kenobi” a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. You will not believe how many times that question comes up.

Thank you for visiting,

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We welcome and encourage guest authors and will consider well-penned contributions with genuine and informative content on almost any topic. These guidelines may help to smooth the process:

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