Tag Archives: Allister

All the animal kids!

So this was the picture in our house until a week ago, but sadly we lost the Ridgeback cross Labrador, Sokkies, to distemper.  According to the vet, a classical case of a young pup not having its first vaccinations.  We … Continue reading

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Thunder and lightning – Fear Factor!

I hail from Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa.   It lies in the most beautiful valley, surrounded by wine farms and majestic mountains like the Brandwacht Mountain.  I remember as a child, when it snowed in winter, one particular spot … Continue reading

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An ode to Celia – not just my domestic help, but my friend, and our son, Marius

When I got up this morning for the first pee of the day, I was barely able to drag my sorry 51-year old body from bed.  Aches and pains caused by normal Monday house-clean exercise brought back the realisation that … Continue reading

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Wiki kuwa alikuwa – bahari urchins – oh maumivu

To all my East African readers – I do not profess to be able to write anything in Swahili, but Google Translate seems to do a good job!: Baada ya siku chache kupendeza katika Zanzibar, mimi akarudi nyumbani na wavulana. … Continue reading

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