Hip Hop Life Lessons

Entrepreneurs’ Day at school. Kids are selling samoosas, boerie rolls, sweets, cupcakes, biryani. What are you going to do, Jess? “Me and Aik are going to give dance lessons, Dad. Hip Hop”. OK. She made a poster, cut a CD, cleared a classroom. And nobody showed up. I hung around, thinking Oh well, every outcomeContinue reading “Hip Hop Life Lessons”

Dads Know – not much

I encouraged Jess to shoot some videos with her 2011 xmas-prezzie Canon camcorder. Set it up on the tripod, showed her how and said “Go for it, girl. Get footage of Black Sambucca the lazy labrador, or birds in the birdbath. Experiment!” Over lunch I press her: “Let’s see what you‘ve done”. Much giggling andContinue reading “Dads Know – not much”

Jess Sweet Sixteen

So we’ve survived Jessie’s Sweet Sixteen party. The wild breakout and breakaway is yet to come. They had an innocent ball. Tom helped get the place ready: No sex, no drugs, not even any rock’nroll. I didn’t even smell cigarettes!Swimming, sweets and hiphop & rap instead. Mainly hip hop. With lumo lights: All I gotContinue reading “Jess Sweet Sixteen”