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About NIDS LOVE BIG EYES

South African writer, crafter and all round animal lover

Why I’m a prepper

South Africans don’t prep.  Of all countries in the world that should prep, we don’t.  The reason is simple.  We don’t have many natural disasters like hurricanes and floods, we have the odd earthquake and some devastating fires thanks to … Continue reading

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Downside of country life – Part … whatever

As any homeowner knows, when you go and look at a house you wish to buy, although you do thorough research, check on all the stats, scrutinise everything down to the last detail, there is always something you miss.  Never … Continue reading

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Charlie Klopjag strikes again

My mother was a regular Charlie Klopjag (a fictional detective from a satirical column in the Sunday Times Passing Show, written by editor Joel Mervis) by which I mean an armchair detective.  There was not a crime or misdemeanour my … Continue reading

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How to keep cool in fortysomething degrees

Picture :  Husky safari in Finland Find a movie or TV series set in a polar location and watch it while everything around you melts slowly into the tarmac.  This really works. I discovered this fact many years ago when … Continue reading

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Amigurumi : The fine art of Japanese torture

Alas I’ve never been to Japan, but I have the impression that, as a people, they are somewhat masochistic.  Take foot binding for instance, which resulted in what was called the “lotus foot”.  What looks to our eyes a hideously … Continue reading

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Downside of Country Living : The Illuminati

I don’t mean to give the impression that I dislike country life, on the contrary, I love the mountain I get to gawk at every morning through my front windows.  I love my creaky groany house.  I love my garden, … Continue reading

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Busted!

Well, someone’s having a bad day and it’s not the law abiding people of my town.  An hour ago, my neighbour spotted two men climbing over the fence of a house across the street that she knows to be currently … Continue reading

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