-  Diary of an Adventure   -  Harbour Town Adventures

Sweltering days making painting difficult. My hands sweating in the gloves. Getting them on, a sticky mess.

The studio, busy with tourists, walking around between golf games. One of my favourite paintings from our time in Pringle Bay ’Storm’ sold to an American couple and interest in some of the bigger paintings.

Prince spent two days at a ’play-group’. He passed his behavioural assessment with a glowing report, and spent Wednesday with a different group of dogs. The plan is for him to go on Monday and Wednesday so he isn’t so stressed with all the people, and kids, coming into the studio while both Terry and I are distracted.

Puncture on my front wheel heading up Phantom Pass. With only one bomb in my pouch, and no tools for a plug, and riding alone, I decided to cut the ride short. Amazingly, I actually got the bomb to work and inflate the tyre enough to get back to Caltex. I’m working on the assumption that a bag full of puncture repair bits will mean no more punctures!

Six weeks into the three month trial of lower insulin dosage. Average blood sugars increased to 7.1 mmol/L, with 10% of the tests above the 8.9 mmol/L maximum. A tad concerning, however, while my blood sugar levels may be bouncing off the ceiling, the numbers are skewed by the last week taking medication for my cold, that been particularly problematical.

For the rest, the hyperglycemia incidents have been triggered by fast running and the occasional hard cycle. It’s also corresponded with the heat of summer, dehydration, disturbed nights, mozzies, and dealing with a three-year-old Border Collie freaked out by thunderstorms.

Load shedding. Everything is quiet. Apart from Prince tearing his chew apart! Candles casting their mystical light in a world of darkness.

In his time Jan has been an electronics, nuclear and power system engineer, a strategist, a humanitarian and an artist. A career path linked by creativity and innovative thinking. Initially trained at the Johannesburg College of Art, Jan has won numerous international awards and has exhibited nationally and internationally. He can be found in his studio ‘Jandreart’ located at Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna.

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