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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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John Snow for the Ebola era  Posted on 10/30/2014
Here’s a very important point: It’s impossible to treat an epidemic when you know next to nothing about the population it’s ravaging. Just thought I’d plonk this here for your reading delectation. It’s...
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PSB in CPT  Posted on 10/30/2014
I can’t believe it. I pop across to the UK for a couple of weeks and the Pet Shop Boys decide to make an appearance in SA. “Cheers guys.” “Thanks for that.” The “Pioneers of synth-pop and global music...
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Don Pettit ISS startrails shot  Posted on 10/29/2014
While Chemical Engineer Dr Don Pettit was up on the ISS doing Chemical Engineering stuff, he also did some photography. And wow. Those yellow streaks are city lights as the ISS speeds over the surface of the earth, and the blue/white...
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United beat MK Dons in Capital One Cup  Posted on 10/29/2014
No – not that United (obvs): This United: Forget all your fancy big name, big money international signings – it’s getting job done on the pitch that matters, not your massive weekly wage and your lucrative boot...
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Further 30 Seconds to Mars delay  Posted on 10/28/2014
After American rockers 30 Seconds To Mars postponed their South African concerts from June until November, many of us thought that the 163 day delay was quite enough. Apparently not. Computicket – specifically “Racine Jardine |...
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Moomy!  Posted on 10/28/2014
Despite the sobering nature and hidden depths of this cartoon, I still laughed. A little, anyway. Yes, it’s heart-breaking stuff, but not enough to turn me to the vegetarian side. I bet Moomy tastes delicious. This from Extra...
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How to climb to Elephant’s Eye from Silvermine  Posted on 10/27/2014
Subtitle: with two kids and a beagle puppy. The Elephant’s Eye cave is situated high up on the Constantiaberg mountain, and has wonderful views over the Constantia Valley and Cape Flats. It can be done, and it’s worth...
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New Cape Town zipline sounds like fun  Posted on 10/27/2014
This sounds like a lot of fun: Come 1 November 2014, and Cape Town will have its very own ‘foofy-slide’ zipping over the national heritage area on the southern side of Table Mountain near Constantia Nek. It hangs up to 155...
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Elephant’s Eye  Posted on 10/26/2014
A quick family hike up from Silvermine to the Elephant’s Eye cave overlooking the Constantia valley and Cape Flats this morning. It was 7.5km of rocky paths and scrambles, together with almost 400m in ascent: hard work, but we...
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Grand Designs  Posted on 10/25/2014
I’m a huge fan of the Grand Designs show. The only thing stopping me from building my own architect-designed, avant-garde, leftfield, off-the-wall, out-of-the-box, modern eco-home from innovative materials and using a new twist...
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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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