Category Archives: Accommodation

Extreme Wackaging

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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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