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Cars In the Garage

Here’s a question that could easily find its way into the notorious Life in the UK Test: What has it got in its garages? The answer, of course, for an Englishman, is “Everything but the car”. The concept of having … Continue reading

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A Bad Case of Rabbit Skin Collection

Well, the Jubilee celebrations have come and gone. While I generally haven’t got into a flap about the royal family in any great degree, I must admit that the whole spiel has softened my attitude towards them slightly. If only … Continue reading

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The Pastoral Dream

At the start of a new year, it’s customary to look back and reminisce, or to look forward with velleity. And so naturally I’ll avoid doing all that because I just couldn’t be bothered with that sort of thing. But … Continue reading

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Moving House

It’s hard to believe that this is something that started almost five months ago, and I still haven’t got around to commenting on it. But there are good reasons for most of the delay (apart from the last month, perhaps). … Continue reading

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Slow on the Water

Canals are not something one immediately associates with South Africa. There’s only a couple that I’m aware of – one leading from the V&A Waterfront to the Cape Town International Convention Centre, and a few hundred yards around Canal Walk … Continue reading

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Shouting “FIRE!” in a crowded blog

One thing about these Brits – they take safety seriously. Very seriously. None of this lackadaisical happy-go-lucky well-done-you-survived sort of approach favoured back home. Oh no – they’re determined to go out of their way to ensure that no matter … Continue reading

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Moved In!

Tired, and sore-footed, sitting on our OWN couch for the first time in 46 nights. Ah, we missed her. Had to promise not to mistreat her like that again before she’d let us sit down… Good news: our stuff arrived, … Continue reading

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