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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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justboristhings  Posted on 09/30/2014
I love Boris. Boris Johnson is the incumbent mayor of London and he’s a polarising figure. I think he’s great, and I’m not alone in that – he was recently revealed as (easily) Britain’s most popular...
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So much face  Posted on 09/29/2014
When your kids get stung be a bee, it’s wholly unpleasant for all concerned (not least the bee). But when your dog gets stung by a bee, the results can be totes hilar. This is the face that I came home to this evening: (for...
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Up high  Posted on 09/29/2014
We’ve all had the feeling when you wake up in the morning and find – with disappointment – that your palms aren’t at all sweaty. It’s annoying and potentially upsetting and, but what many people...
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Flowers  Posted on 09/28/2014
We decided that it was time to get the kids out and about again after a whole week (and a bit) of sickness. They’ve been hit hard and we’ve been forced to keep them at home and relatively calm and still. This hasn’t gone...
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Science Gun  Posted on 09/27/2014
I like the idea of a Science Gun. We scientists like things to behave as they are expected to, because… well… that’s how they’re expected to behave. It’s simply unfair that we observe and document these...
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Crime: sorted  Posted on 09/26/2014
Incoming: Great news from SAPS (The South African Police Service)! After a weekend which will inevitably be filled with murder, rape, burglary and violence across South Africa, all will be sorted from 10am on Monday, when the police...
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Fracking v Solar v Wind discussion  Posted on 09/26/2014
This from the Guardian: Researchers at Manchester University have found that fracking causes less toxicity to humans and marine ecosystems and uses less resources than solar panels and wind turbines. Their study, which measured the...
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More average speed cameras coming for Cape Town?  Posted on 09/26/2014
Eagle-eyed motorists will have noticed some new cameras going up on the N2 and the M3 in Cape Town. They’re on the footbridge at the Searle Street junction of the Nelson Mandela Boulevard in Woodstock, and then, heading further out...
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Sherlock is on the case  Posted on 09/25/2014
Since we’re talking about Beagles, I figure that I should throw this into the mix, since I would have probably thought that it was pretty cool whether or not my home was plagued by Colin. It’s KLM’s Sherlock – their...
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One Boy And His Beagle  Posted on 09/24/2014
Despite feeling as rough as a nomad’s heel (my description, not his), Alex was still anxious to walk the dog last night. I’d like to think that he was demonstrating some sort of selfless responsibility, but I think it was...
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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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