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A wry look at everything South African, some things British and occasionally some other stuff too. Nothing is sacred, save for Castle Milk Stout.
 tags: cape town, fun, honest opinion, parenting, photography

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Twitter name  Posted on 08/01/2015
I can be found @6000 on twitter. While my twitter name generally works nicely for me (ties in with name of blog, doesn’t take up too many of your valuable 140 characters etc), there are a few drawbacks of having a numerical username....
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Away  Posted on 07/31/2015
Being away from home means that I’m totally disorganised. My time management is all over the place and I keep forgetting that I have online commitments like blogging to do, Superbru picks to make, and articles to write. Fortunately,...
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Better  Posted on 07/30/2015
I’m not wanting to court any sort of controversy here, but I’m over in the UK at the moment and the quality of TV and the adverts between the programmes are just better than I’ve been used to in SA. But I’m...
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Common People  Posted on 07/29/2015
What the Pulp song really needed was a cover version by William Shatner (with Ben Folds). And what that cover version needed was a fan video made up of Star Trek clips. Thank you, Internet… This is from the 2004 William Shatner...
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Axonometric station maps  Posted on 07/28/2015
You what what? Axonometric projection is a type of parallel projection used for creating a pictorial drawing of an object, where the object is rotated along one or more of its axes relative to the plane of projection. Got it now? No. No,...
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Flying tonight  Posted on 07/27/2015
Actually not. In fact, by lunchtime, I’ll be where I need to be, geographically speaking. But there’s no link like a manufactured tenuous link, so here’s an insurance ad from SA involving aeroplanes for your...
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Travel time  Posted on 07/26/2015
Commitments in places that aren’t Cape Town mean that I’m not around to blog today. But never fear: I saw this situation arising some time ago and I have pre-prepared a pre-prepared post for you. (Before you get too excited...
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Avalanches!  Posted on 07/25/2015
Not the big, rumbling wall of snow coming down the side of a mountain with the sole intention of killing you, but rather the Australian electronic music group who gave us this in 2000: TIL that the manufacture of this sort of musical...
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Balance  Posted on 07/24/2015
The Isle of Man Tourist board recently commissioned stone balancing artist Adrian Gray to balance some stones on the Isle of Man. Then they commissioned photographer Mikael Buck to photograph the balanced stones on the Isle of Man, all...
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Meanwhile, at 31 Junction Road  Posted on 07/23/2015
Well, this is awkward. Google Streetview has spotted many interesting things in its time – see Aaron Hobson’s art here, for example – but few things could be more Gauteng than this apparent hijacking caught live in...
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  • Dave 25 January 2012 20:26:32

    Helped me out no end when I moved to SA.Thoroughly recommend his honest opinions and no nonsense approach.

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