Now, I'm always late with these challenges! But I so loved this delightful couple, I had to finish it in a morning. So I'm probably one of the first this time.
The dog presented quite a challenge at first. Just one black mass but after figuring out that a couple of brush strokes in the right direction would give the impression of fur, a dab of colour where the nose and eyes should be and voila! a dog appeared.
Check out James' blog to see the other pics he's posted.
Now for something completely different. As most of you know, I love two sports codes - cricket and rugby. Last night I went to the cinema for the first time in about 3 years because I just had to see the movie Invictus on the big screen. Directed by Clint Eastwood, it's about our past President Nelson Mandela and past Rugby Captain, Francois Pienaar.
We went along with a bit of trepidation because I've seen American productions depicting South Africans with the most awful accents, but Matt Damon with his Afrikaans accent and Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela were magnificent! And so many memories of the games, of the flypast by the Boeing 747, of the game against the French where we thought the players were going to drown in Durban and the incredible New Zealander, Jonah Lomu!
If you haven't seen it already, go along to have a look-see and enjoy the wonderful photography of my home town of Cape Town.
Our much loved past President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
handing the Webb Ellis Trophy to Captain Francois Pienaar