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SANRAL have overlooked those who wanted to pay e-tolls

SANRAL have a long list of problems. I wonder, do they recognise the dilemma of the un-tagged motorists who want to pay but can’t. There are drivers who are not tagged out of sheer defiance, flipping SANRAL the bird with a grin. There are another group who would like to pay, but they don’t want an e-tag. They refuse to ... Read More »

Discovering Gotye and the fact that I’m an old fool

Last week I suffered insomnia, my mind in ecstasy and turmoil after discovering Gotye through the masterpiece ‘Somebody that I used to know’.  Why would breathtaking genius depress me on one level ?  This song was released in 2011, it is now 2015, it topped charts, it won a friggin’ grammy, and I was oblivious!  Years ago I developed such ... Read More »

Social media is a misnomer

Before computers and cell phones, the land-line was a link to my friends.  Any subject could be talked through inexpensively at length.  These days I don’t even know my friend’s land-line numbers.  Expensive cell phone calls are short and to the point.  As we get more busy face to face time is minimal.  I live in a bubble with my ... Read More »

DA Branch East 32, More action than talk

Politics can be a real drag, so much talk so little walk.  Politicians hide underground, not making a peep until election time, then they are all over us like a rash.  This puts many off playing an active part, we’ve all heard so many promises and seen so very few results.  Why bother?  I’ll tell you why bother, because if ... Read More »

Pecan and Cranberry rusks

This recipe is an adaptation of the Lynn Bedford Hall recipe for ‘Farmhouse Finger Rusks’.  I’m making them today because my Mum is on her way to visit from Durban and these are her favourites.   You can juggle the optional ingredients to your taste, I use all 4.  This recipe makes dozens, depending on how thick you slice the fingers. ... Read More »

Nkani, a pragmatic man following his dream

Recently my husband Cliff told me about a young man who works with him.  By day Nkani works at Afrox as a quality inspector, in his spare time he makes and sells shoes and clothing.  He does this toward the goal of doing an 18 month part-time course in fashion design.  The R65 000 cost for this course would have ... Read More »

Boksburg DA Ward 32 – Statement regarding postal strike

STATEMENT OF CONCERN REGARDING THE CURRENT POSTAL SERVICE STRIKE: WARD 32 DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE BRANCH IN BOKSBURG HEREBY DECLARES ITS DISATISFACTION WITH THE CURRENT POSTAL SERVICES STRIKE: IT IS THE BRANCH’S CONSIDERATE VIEW THAT THE RIGHT OF CITIZENS IN OUR BRANCH TO COMMUNICATE HAS BEEN ENCROACHED UPON BY THE ONGOING UNCONTROLLABLE POSTAL STRIKERS. THE BRANCH NOTES WITH DISGUST THE CRIMINAL ACTS ... Read More »

My new toy – the rain gauge

As a child I remember loving checking my grandfather’s rain gauge when we visited.   Every year I wonder exactly how much rain has fallen.  This year the rainy season has started very late.  In Johannesburg we should expect our first rains in the first week of October.  I bought a rain gauge on the 15/10 at a local nursery for ... Read More »

I’ve joined Bloglovin’

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Today I discovered Bloglovin’ and was delighted to see that someone has already added my blog there and that I have 2 followers on Bloglovin’. In order to ‘claim’ my blog on Bloglovin’ I needed to post this with a code which they gave me. Oh dear more stuff for me to muck about with ... Read More »