RHODESIAN THANKSGIVING REMEMBRANCE DAY 11th November Flame lilies grow in the ‘Hondo’ valley, where brave soldiers fought and fell, They witnessed courageous young men fight to the very gates of Hell. Like the crimson poppies of Flanders field, let Rhodesians always recall, We too have a flower of great beauty that witnessed brave Rhodesians fall.
Parents or other adults determine your name, sometimes before you’re even born. You can change it if you like. Your African name is different. It’s inspired by you, yet you have no power over it. Family or Surname Your family or surname links you to your relatives (biological or adopted). It’s predetermined. It links you
Don’t Sell a Lie for Votes – AKA MR RAMAPHOSA – AKA President x or PM Y News is trickier to untangle than my crochet wool. Surface news, fake news & 3 mystic triplets that may or not run the world got a bit much I just switched off. It’s hard living in a cocoon. Despite
Rhodesian Remembrance is observed at the annual July Braai, an event hosted by the Rhodesian Pioneer Club (UK). It took place on 29 July this year. The Rhodesian remembrance service included an understated talk that is far too topical in the world today. It was more “Now we” than “When we”. It touched on topics like
Culture is Good. Nationalism is Bad. Now you have caught up on your culture cues ….It’s all change. Culture risks becoming CULT – YOUR. (or Your Cult – for people who speak languages that run in straight lines). Diverse cultures were often misunderstood. This caused problems until cultures blended. Many forgot their root cultures for
Zuma Has Fallen Zexit has hogged the headlines in Africa ever since power was pried from the clutches of President Robert Mugabe & President Zuma took centre stage. Time might move slowly in Africa – But change can happen in the twinkling of an eye – Or at least as fast as Don Clarke can write a
Life in the UK has a sepia tint to it today. Hurricane Ophelia has altered the skies above us. The pic of sunrise in the USA today is for benchmarking – & because we need friends & we are all doing our bit to get a good trade deal from our American cousins 🙂 Shhhh…
Grass is Legal in South Africa The news burnt through the headlines. It’s legal to grow & smoke dagga. Like most facts of our times, this is true, but not quite. Judge Davis with two other judges concurring found that laws prohibiting the use of cannabis and the possession, purchase & cultivation of it in private
Summertime, & the living is…. frisky? I was sent these snaps the other day. Looking at them got me thinking back on what it felt like to sweat – Or even perspire. That won’t be happening again on Mud Island until around June. I figured I might as well share. Who doesn’t like a bit
Brexit IN it or OUT of it – Did you VOTE? A referendum was held in the UK on 23 June 2016. The electorate voted & decided that Britain will leave the European Union. That’s Brexit. Simple. Media & commentary before & after the referendum has been colourful, complex & it seems everyone is Tweeting.