Time. The most important lesson I learnt from being a dad.

When my wife and I started trying to have a baby, we were really scared. We had a million questions for each other. What were we getting ourselves into? Is this really the right time? What do we buy first? Is our home big enough? How much are school fees? How do you bath a baby? The questions never stopped.

Now that our daughter is 1, the most important thing I’ve realised is every milestone takes time. Time that helps you prepare and adjust for what lies ahead.

Click to continue reading my article over at Medium.com.

 

2013 English Premier League kits

Excitement for the next English Premier League football season starts when teams release their new kits. There are always new kits that upset fans and this year is no different. So far, it seems controversy surrounds the new Liverpool kit because of the change in their badge on the shirt and some Manchester United supporters not being too happy with the patch work design of their new kit. Take a look at the kits from Chelsea, Liverpool, Man United, Arsenal and Newcastle.

Chelsea 2012/2013 kit

Nothing ground breaking here with the new Chelsea kit, but I really love the gold and simplicity of the design. I wasn’t that impressed by the 2011/2012 kit, but I’m definitely buying one of these shirts.

The new 2012/2013 Chelsea kit. Love the gold.

Arsenal 2012/2013 kit

Similar to the 2011/2012 kit with a change in the sleeve design.

Note RVP in the new kit. Will he still be at Arsenal come the start of the new season?

Manchester United 2012/2013 kit

A patchwork design for their new kit, which some love and others hate. It will grow on all fans eventually. Once you win a few games in a kit, it sticks.

Man United badge 2013

Liverpool 2012/2013 kit

Liverpool only change their kit every 2 seasons, so this is the 2012/2013/2014 kit. Adidas makes way for American kit manufacturer Warrior. The other change to their kit is in the badge.

Liverpool kit 2013 Warrior

liverpool kit closeup 2013

Newcastle 2012/2013 away kit

Newcastle Away Kit 2013

Bonus video!

Check out the 2012/2013 Arsenal kit launch video. These players have some insane football and table tennis skills!

How to make an amazing Nespresso iced coffee at home

I’ve been trying to make a decent iced coffee at home with my Nespresso machine, but everytime I’ve tried, it just doesn’t have the right sweetness or coffee flavour that you find in coffee shops. So after some experimenting and asking a few coffee shops how they do it, I’ve managed to perfect a home-made Nespresso iced coffee.

You’ll need the following:

  • 2 x Nespresso pods
  • dash of milk
  • vanilla syrup
  • ice blocks
  • blender

Add to your blender, a double espresso and a dash of milk. The key here is don’t skimp on the double espresso by making a single lungo. There is a reason why iced coffees cost well over R20 in coffee shops. They are all using double espressos!

Add around 20 – 25 ice blocks, 2 or 3 tablespoons of the vanilla syrup and BLEND!

Pour into a glass, grab 2 straws and enjoy.

Just to recap

The key to the iced coffee is the double espresso and using syrup, not sugar, to sweeten. You can easily make sugar syrup at home if you can’t find any at your local supermarket. Here is a simple sugar syrup recipe and you can store the excess sugar syrup in your fridge for tomorrow’s Nespresso iced coffee.

Enjoy!