Master builder

Within ten years of arriving from the Orkney Isles in Scotland in 1879, the young John J. Kirkness was a master builder in Africa. His first major construction project was the iconic Raadzaal, President Paul Kruger’s ‘parliament’ building in the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR). From humble beginnings, he built a successful enterprise, supplying his distinctive red Kirkness bricks, roofing tiles and terracotta pots, still to be seen at the Union Buildings in Pretoria and South Africa House in London.

How COVID-19 has upended our world

My grandmother died this month, not of COVID-19, but COVID-19 definitely called the shots on how her long and amazing life was celebrated, or not. I saw first hand how lonely families have become in their time of loss, being forced to stay as far away from each other as possible, at a time when they need to be around each other the most. This is certainly a heartbreaking time

For the Philistines….

There are some people who think they know nothing about classical music. But they most probably know more than they think.

Keep Pushing.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could push a button and reset the world. At this point we’re all hoping for things to get back to ‘normal’. Don’t put your life and business on hold until then…we have to keep pushing!