Miscellany Science and nature

Rain drops in a thunderstorm

We had a somewhat unusual thunderstorm the other day. It took me back to my childhood in Johannesburg, South Africa, where we frequently had Highveld thunderstorms after a hot day.

Some of my favourite childhood memories are of those storms, especially lying in bed at night listening to the rain running through the gutters above my bedroom window.

Travel and places

Mini cityscape

Events and Life Social Web

#SocialSA – a briefing on the social media landscape

I joined a terrific group of marketers, strategists and other creative and smart people at today’s Social Media briefing which was held at Deloitte’s campus in Woodmead. You fairly rarely find yourself in a conference like this where practically every speaker holds your attention and inspires more thought and debate about their areas of expertise. Today was an exception.

The speakers were engaging, focused and sparked a number of terrific debates. This was partly thanks to our host, Terry Murphy, who runs a pretty tight schedule and only allowed us 10 minutes to speak (well, except for Mike Sharman who took an extra 4 to the audience’s delight). It was a terrific day and I am looking forward to the Cape Town leg on Thursday where I’ll be reprising my role as a panelist and resident lawyer.

In the meantime, here is the Joburg conference in photos I took during the day:

You can also follow the discussions through the Twitter hashtag #SocialSA:


The weather is turning in Joburg

It is going to be cold tomorrow!