The Post Brexit Hangover

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The problem with democracy is that some people who have the right to vote are idiots. The U.K. feels like a place where everyone has… Read More

Adult Diapers are better than Breakfast Cereal

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In a few days the people of the United Kingdom will vote in a referendum to determine whether to continue its membership in the European… Read More

Hillary Clinton and the Boom Boom Bar

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I am told that Hillary Clinton has a decent shot at becoming the next President of the United States. She is the best qualified candidate… Read More

Port, Gay Indians and a spa in Africa.

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 Calitzdorp is just over four hours drive from Cape Town and a typical little Karoo ‘dorp’. A town of two streets, a church and a… Read More

The Big Match – cricket, topless Russians and mosquitos

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The boys storm the girl’s school in broad daylight. The more athletic jump over a boundary wall. A wheeler dealer type gives the security guard… Read More

Gin O’Clock

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Gin business is big business. It seems you can’t cut a cucumber without being told of a new bespoke distillery dripping out a fresh botanical…. Read More

Hackers stole my drink

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That “oh shit” moment It was around 10pm when the message popped up on my screen “G, I think your site is down ☹ – Sally.” Sally… Read More

Madikwe Safari Adventure

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Endless skies, red, hard baked earth and long horizons make for a thirst, quite distinct from a social drink. We were on safari at Leopard Rock… Read More

Atlas Traded

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Atlas Trading, a spice shop in the Bo-Kaap is a veritable Cape Town institution. Bo-Kaap (meaning Upper Cape Town aka the Malay Quarter) is the… Read More

Autumn Leaves and Bloody Marys

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The offer to fly a light aircraft over Boston and into New Hampshire was difficult to refuse. The colours of autumn leaves in the American… Read More

Mile High Martinis

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Long haul flights are excruciatingly boring. If you are a frequent flyer you’ve already seen all the movies. The quality of the food ranges from… Read More

The Pig, the Prime Minister and his Honourable Member

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  The British Prime Minister is alleged to have stuck his privates into the mouth of a (mercifully dead) pig. David Cameron cocked up, but… Read More

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