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Guilt, Cabbages and Kings

I have just spent 2 weeks ‘overseas’. Back in the UK to be precise: 9 days in Cumbria and 6 days in Devon/Cornwall. I was on a self-induced guilt trip to see ‘the-grandchildren’. Those of you with grandchildren will know that feeling. Kids and grandkids do not do guilt. I think it’s only my generation – I neglected my parents …


Swallow Tales – The State of the Nation

We reached escape velocity and left the Greyton bubble; breached the Overberg outer limits and eventually the Western Cape comfort zone and drove the 3,500km sling shot of planet Lesotho. Greyton gravity kicked in again at Worcester with the re-entry parachute deployed at Villiersdorp.   The N1 beyond PE is being improved. Curiously – apart from the flag wavers and …


I am a crime statistic but the cow got away with it.

I am a crime statistic but the cow got away with it. During March I was fined for not having my driving licence with me whilst driving. There were 5 traffic violations in Greyton and Genadendal District and I accounted for 20% of them. The statistics for the month were published in the local rag – The Greyton Sentinel. There …






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