My turn

February 27, 2007 at 7:04 am (exchanges)

There are some things you just have to do when you’re in a relationship. Things that would make your partner happy.

My contribution to this was attending a live show by Afrikaans singer Gert Vlok Nel. The place was nice (a placed called gatta patat – don’t ask) but I didn’t understand a word of the songs. It didn’t matter though. My partner enjoyed it and in the end that made it worth it.

A friend told me I’m taking my love of all things Afrikaans a bit too far. For a second I agreed. Until I saw my partner’s face. We do so many things together – mostly things that I like (I’m selfish sometimes) – so this time it was my partner’s turn.

In the end it didn’t matter that I didn’t understand or was in the midst of a somewhat weird crowd. The important thing was we were both happy. But next time we’re going to the beach…



  1. Rossgen said,

    Ok, now I understand. Mind you, i should have caught on considering that I’m renowned for sitting through hours of “sporting entertainment” that doesn’t interest me in the least. Ok, maybe thats a lie…i’ve sort of got a soft spot for cricket especially and soccer on and off.

  2. TBHanks said,

    I’m starting to enjoy those sports too. I’ll probably never get the Afrikaans music thing (apart from Lize Beekman perhaps) but the cricket thing is definitely watchable (only ODI’s though)

  3. Rossgen said,

    Oh, forgot to ask. why have you decided to keep this blog a secret from your other half?

  4. TBHanks said,

    My other half now knows. It’s complicated in a me kind of way.

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