About Ray

UPDATE (September 2017): Ray and I broke up, which makes the existence of this page pretty awkward. But I don’t like deleting pages so I guess it will stay for now.

Ray has been a recurring character in the blog for a while now. It’s time he receives his own page.

Bias face coveredBias.

Ray, who also answers to the name Bias, is my boyfriend. We met in June 2014 on a graffiti tour in downtown Joburg — Ray is a graffiti artist and works part-time as a graffiti tour guide.

Every article of clothing that Ray owns, except for his suit and the Ghanian shirt that I gave him soon after we met, is spattered with paint. (Update: He recently bought some paint-free clothes and has thus far managed to keep them that way.)

Ray guide resizedIf I had to choose one word to describe Ray, it would probably be “colorful”. (Look closely and you’ll see the paint spatters.)

Ray is also an archeologist. He spends a lot of time digging in caves, and hunched over his laptop creating high-tech geological maps. He is very smart, in addition to being kind and funny and lots of other good things.

Ray is an unusual person and we make an unusual couple. I’m lucky to have found him.

Heather and Ray at party


  • Reply Gail Wilson March 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Awesome couple!

    • Reply 2summers March 8, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks Gail! I’m glad you agree.

  • Reply Patricia March 8, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    He seems like a fun bright light! Happy for you two

    • Reply 2summers March 8, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks Patty 🙂

  • Reply Tanya March 8, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    unusual = fabulous!

    • Reply 2summers March 9, 2015 at 2:56 pm


  • Reply Namz March 9, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Its so cute that you have a page for Ray! And you both look so good together 🙂

    • Reply 2summers March 9, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      Thanks! I’m glad you agree 🙂

  • Reply Yvonne Johnston March 9, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    So glad you have found happiness again. Much love

    • Reply 2summers March 9, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      Aw, thanks Yvonne. Hope you’re well.

  • Reply Lungi March 12, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Ray is a tall, ginger, sweety, say hi to him for me! 😉

    Happy for you.


    • Reply 2summers March 12, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      Haha, #AboutRay. You’re right — he deserves a hashtag too 🙂

  • Reply IndiKateHunting for street art in Braamfontein | IndiKate August 8, 2015 at 7:06 am

    […] one was led by Bias, or as I know him, Heather’s Ray. Also, Heather is 2Summers, and Ray has his own blog category dedicated to him, so you can read about him there. It sounds complicated but it isn’t […]

  • Reply Joyce September 14, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Dear Ray,

    I contact you regarding my email below for an interview for ExpatFinder.com.
    I would like to know if you could complete the attached questionnaire. Like I told you previously, if you accept we can add a link to your blog or some of your website and this interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers.

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  • Reply Statement From the Melville Cat: I Am Not Moving (and Neither Is 2Summers) – 2 Summers September 19, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    […] while Heather was in Zanzibar recently, I showed my displeasure by going into hiding for the week. Ray was responsible for taking care of me while Heather was away, but I disregarded his calls for me in […]

  • Reply Some New Discoveries in Chinatown – 2 Summers September 19, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    […] entire dinner for five at Fong Mei, including drinks and a takeaway order of wanton soup for Ray, was R750 (about […]

  • Reply A Tale of Three Durban Hotels – 2 Summers September 19, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    […] bit of background: Ray and I planned a trip to the Wild Coast, which you can read about in this dramatic series of posts. […]

  • Reply A Cheap, Easy Way to Have Fun in Joburg – 2 Summers September 21, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    […] I had done all of these activities with Ray, and taken advantage of the buy-one-get-one-free offers at each place, Ray and I would have saved […]

  • Reply A Few Words From the Melville Cat – 2 Summers September 21, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    […] is not lost. I plan to take advantage of Heather’s absence, cementing my domain and training Ray, my second assistant, to properly meet my needs. He has much to […]

  • Reply Ceece's Travel November 3, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Ray looks like quite the lively character! Just what people like you and me need in our lives! Good for you! You guys look so happy and that’s what its all about 🙂

    And As Always….

    • Reply 2summers November 3, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      Thank you so much Cee.

  • Reply 366 Days Of Making Space | The Good Holiday January 1, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    […] seems her partner Ray doesn’t mind sharing her creativity with me for the year. I’m ecstatic about it. I […]

  • Reply Mei March 24, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    That is so cool! I didn’t know there was a graffiti tour! Learning new stuff everyday~
    Thanks for sharing! 😀

  • Reply pamnichols April 26, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Loved meeting you two and I am REALLY looking forward to doing Ray’s graffiti tour one day. My son was allowed to spray paint his old bedroom and he went for black and silver SKULLS… let’s hope he embraces more colour and life this time around…!?
    x x

    • Reply 2summers April 26, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      Haha. Maybe Ray will encourage him to paint more colorful skulls 🙂

  • Reply Tenney Mason June 7, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Hi Ray — Welcome to the Mason zoo. If you need a paint free hat I have several hundered to choose from. — Tenney

    • Reply 2summers June 7, 2016 at 11:51 am

      Haha, I’ve forwarded him this comment.

  • Reply It's only P! January 18, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Is your eye colour the same? Or is it just the reflection of your clothes? 😉

    • Reply 2summers January 18, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      Haha, the color is very similar although Ray’s eyes are actually more green and mine are more blue 🙂

  • Reply natasja July 8, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Sorry about Ray 2Summers. Hugs from us to you. Love your posts always.

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