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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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High Speed Train  Posted on 12/19/2014
Off back up North and currently doing 200+kph on East Coast Mainline. Having left Kings Cross station and its amazing roof inside a roof behind, we’re belting through the Cambridgeshire countryside (it’s nicer than...
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Grotto  Posted on 12/18/2014
If you happen to be Father Christmas, and you’re looking for a grotto to meet children in, you couldn’t do much better than this: This is Painshill in Surrey; a most amazing but bizarre place which I need to research some more...
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The Selfie Stick  Posted on 12/18/2014
Having experienced Westminster Bridge a few times in the last few days, I can personally vouch for this phenomenon. I have to say though, they didn’t make much difference to the already very heavy tourist traffic on the bridge, some...
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Aww. Diddums.  Posted on 12/17/2014
As Sheffield United crashed unapologetically into the League Cup semi final yesterday evening, Southampton manager and mardy Dutch bastard Ronald Koeman refused to shake hands with the Blades’ bench after the match: In response to...
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A brilliant and disastrous day  Posted on 12/16/2014
We had a superb day in London. We spent plenty of Rands, yes, but we’re on holiday and so we’re allowed to do that, apparently. And that’s good, because nothing is cheap here. London Eye, ice skating outside in the...
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Westminster  Posted on 12/15/2014
I’M ON A TRAIN!! We did London today. All of it. Yes, I was surprised too. Tomorrow, we’re going to go back and do the bits we didn’t do today. Shouldn’t take long, because we did it all already today.
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Train thoughts  Posted on 12/14/2014
Three hours (and four minutes) from Sheffield to London on board an East Midlands train would maim anyone through boredom. But with two kids in tow, it’s a killer. And the scenery isn’t exactly riveting through Leicestershire:...
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Icy  Posted on 12/13/2014
It’s been a cold few days here, but we didn’t realise quite how icy some of the roads are until I read this article in the local paper. That’s a gritting lorry, full (previously, anyway) of salt to put on the road to...
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York  Posted on 12/12/2014
Busy, chilly day in York, walking walls, visiting Vikings and climbing castles. York is great. So much to see, do and learn. It’s even better when the weather is crisp and clear: We’re grabbing a quick pizza before the kids...
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Winter Landscape Photography Tips  Posted on 12/11/2014
Yes, I’m aware that it’s not winter in South Africa, but it’s very wintery here and if you are here, you might need to take some landscape pictures to record just how wintery it is right now. Fortunately, 500px...
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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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