Cape Town

The Nigerian Cocktail Scam

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Nigerians must be some of the kindest, most generous people on earth.  Every week I am approached by Nigerians, many of whom I have never… Read More

Valentine’s Day Shaken and Stirred in New York, London, Cape Town and Colombo!

Fit for rocking romance - the Tudor Room at the Gore Hotel in London.

Saint Valentine was a third century saint associated with the tradition of courtly love.  Courtly love was practised in secret by the high born.  It… Read More

What To Drink When You Are Not Drinking

A Rock Shandy is best drunk in the sun, overlooking water.  This version of the non alcoholic cocktail was mixed at the Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town.

For reasons not quite clear to anyone, about a quarter of all drinkers in the UK give up the stuff in January.  Some claim health… Read More

The Cougar Edition: Hunting With the Female of the Species

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My objective was to observe the predatory mating habits of the cougar. For those of you unfamiliar with the term because you live on a… Read More

Meanwhile in the Sunshine…

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The winter is properly chilling us in the northern hemisphere.  Two British Swallows decided to share their slice of life from Cape Town in this… Read More

Martinis, Marathons and Getting Gingered Up

"The Most Beautiful Marathon in the World"

“To believe this story you must believe that the human race be one joyous family, working together, laughing together, achieving the impossible. Last Sunday, in… Read More

Escaping the Winter

The temperature is barely above freezing in London and New York. In Cape Town the sky is a brilliant blue and the temperature is a… Read More

Sunshine in a glass

I found this lovely young woman selling gin and tonics off the back of an old bicycle. I took this picture at the old biscuit… Read More

Vodka Infused Kitty

I used to worry about the environment until I realised that switching to long life lightbulbs was pointless as long as nations kept dropping uranium… Read More

An African Odyssey: Dog’s Bollocks and Bitch’s Tits

I had recently arrived from America and was tasked with interviewing some UK customers by my employer.  One such customer accused the company of being… Read More

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