Monthly Archives: December 2015

Letter from Zimbabwe – New Year’s Eve – 2015

Dear Family and Friends, On New Year’s Eve 2015 I left the supermarket carrying my groceries: sausages, tomatoes, mangoes and bread rolls. Hardly the stuff of New Year’s celebrations but as 2016 arrives tight budgets are the national past time. … Continue reading

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Unconditional Love

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the … Continue reading

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12 Things Few Know About Sleep

12 Things Few Know About Sleep We spend up to a quarter, sometimes a third, of our lives sleeping. But there’s still so little we know about the mechanism that takes up such a huge part of our lives. Here … Continue reading

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Zimbawe Jingle Bells

Dashing through the dust In an ox cart full of hay Through farms where all is bust Laughing all the way. Sparkling diamonds were found And the rich made still more money While we all scratched around In the land … Continue reading

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Old Cape Brandy Pudding

Old Cape Brandy Pudding 1 ½ cups flour 1 cup dates (stoned) 1 cup boiling water ¼ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon bicarb 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup castor sugar ½ cup chopped nuts 2 beaten eggs ½ teaspoon salt … Continue reading

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