Monthly Archives: August 2013

Wildlife in the city – no squirrels

I find it very odd that while some animals have made themselves completely at home in our cities, squirrels have not.  There are no squirrels in Joburg unless they’re very shy or come out in disguise. When I moved to … Continue reading

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Air guitar championships 2013 – we have a winner

Hard to believe yet another year has gone by and once again in Oulu. Finland the world’s best air-guitarists rocked it to bits and pieces. Eric “Mean” Merlin blew the judges away with his performance, Photo :  Guardian “All the … Continue reading

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Giraffe love

I was going through the pictures folder on my hard drive, doing a purge, making space for … more stuff and I found an incredible number of these pictures of adorable giraffe mothers canoodling with their babies.  Fathers too missed … Continue reading

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Rock art as protest

Greg Marinovich on what may be the earliest protest art in South Africa.

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Rome is like an onion

The mayor of Rome wishes to demolish the Via dei Fori Imperiali, one of the Rome’s central roads, and turn the area around the old Roman Forum into the world’s largest archaeological park. Sacrilege?  Not so fast.  This lively, fascinating … Continue reading

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African coffins – making death a bit more, well, colorful

It’s traditional in some parts of the world to buy your coffin before you die, so the family isn’t caught short.  It’s also somewhere handy to hide the beers. Here in Africa we don’t do anything halfway.  Who wants a … Continue reading

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How big is your stash?

Picture :  BuzzFeed I was in Bernina the other day, just to look, you understand. I had a chocolate colored jelly roll with only dark colours and I wanted something a bit lighter for contrast.  What always happens when I’m … Continue reading

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