A little while ago, Aadil and I went to a dress up birthday party where the theme was ‘Dress as your Heritage’. Holy Panda’s Toenails it was difficult, especially when your heritage is kind of 1820’s Settler, kind of Irish-ish. Fortunately, my little brother, the Ameezing Joel Janse van Vuuren, whipped up this super Dr Quinn-esque skirt and kappie (the shirt is from my wardrobe, I wear it on ‘Nerdy Librarian’ days). Voortrekker chic, no? Aadil wore traditional Thai fisherman’s pants and a Chang Beer shirt. A girl at the party said to me, ‘Wow, what was it like growing up Amish?’ The other outfits at the party were a mixture of farmers (with combs in socks, ob), Jewish schoolgirls, one British soldier and a German lederhosen wearing guy. Ameezing.