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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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Breakfast shovel  Posted on 03/27/2015
Back to my Ellan Vannin, with its green hills by the sea. If you go to The Ticket Hall restaurant in the Douglas railway station in the Isle of Man and you ask for breakfast, you get it served like this: I’m guessing that as a...
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What the German Navy did next  Posted on 03/27/2015
I wrote about those three German warships off the coast of Struisbaai earlier this week. I jokingly suggested that if they were going to try and invade South Africa, I’d (probably briefly) attempt to see them off using the joint...
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Secretly  Posted on 03/26/2015
A bit of acoustic Skunk Anansie to get you through your Thursday afternoon. I’d love to have shared my favourite one from this album Because of You, but there’s no video available for that one, so this, almost equally...
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Cast In Steel  Posted on 03/25/2015
Told you. One more brand new album. One more world tour. a-ha’s comeback album will be called ‘Cast In Steel’ #aha30 — a-ha.com (@aha_com) March 25, 2015 It’s out on 4th September this year. *begins trembling...
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Happycow  Posted on 03/24/2015
Because a Happy Cow is well… a… Happy Cow. 6000.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/cow.webm And yes, it’s a real thing, setting you back $2,700 plus P&P: “Cows really like the powered rotating motion of...
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Dyson  Posted on 03/24/2015
An abandoned factory in Sheffield apparently makes for an interesting photo subject. I know this because I saw karl101’s photo album on flickr and then I looked around some more and found some more photos here and here. I’ve...
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Bohemian Like You  Posted on 03/23/2015
One for my readers beyond the Lentil Curtain. It’s the Dandy Warhols from 2000 and this song has a story to it: The song was written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor after seeing a woman pull up in her car to the traffic lights outside...
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“Dilute to taste”  Posted on 03/22/2015
We all know what great work homeopaths do, and now they are doing some more great work in Gambia, under the welcoming gaze of Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. He’s the guy that discovered the cure for HIV in 2007, which...
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Swedish Sun Shot  Posted on 03/21/2015
The solar eclipse passed over a cloudy UK yesterday, annoying many would-be observers and photographers. When it passed over Umeå in Sweden, however, things were a bit different – giving us stuff like this: I’m not sure...
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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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