Monthly Archives: September 2014

Goodbye Grandpa

A father put his 3 year old daughter to bed, told her a story and listened to her prayers which ended by saying, “God bless Mummy, God bless Daddy, God bless Grandma and good-bye Grandpa.” The father asked, ‘Why did … Continue reading

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Golden grass, glittering rock pools and sacrifice – Letter from Zimbabwe

Dear Family and Friends, Travel East of my home town on a Monday and it’s beer day. Travel West on a Tuesday and it’s their beer day. Hard to believe that this one simple event, using such primitive methods still … Continue reading

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Millions billions trillions – Letter from Zimbabwe

Dear Family and Friends, All week a spotted eagle owl has been hooting early in the afternoon in my garden, hours before the stunning caramel sunsets so typical of winter in Zimbabwe. The strangeness of the day time calling of … Continue reading

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What does the dog know?

You’ve seen this happen before… Saturday afternoon, after the braai: the kids are throwing a ball for the dog. The dog is hugely excited; at last someone is paying attention to me. Splash, the ball lands in the pool and … Continue reading

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The Plan by Robin Williams

Leave it to Robin Williams to come up with the perfect plan. What we need now is for our UN Ambassador to stand up and repeat this message. Robin Williams’ plan…(Hard to argue with this logic!) ‘I see a lot … Continue reading

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