Category Archives: Country Living

Soft shoe shuffle

There is a tendency among people in my country to persist in pretending that all is just fine and peachy when it clearly is not.  As long as we all keep dancing that dance, all will be well.  In some … Continue reading

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Downside of country living – Part 72 (or whatever)

I never intended this blog to be about the downside of country living and I don’t want to give the impression that it’s ALL bad.  Not at all, there’s the mountain and the birds and … the mountain and birds … Continue reading

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Another reason to avoid sweet country towns

This morning when putting my trash out, I picked up all the random bottles and papers lying around in the driveway and gutter, and one of the items was a used nappy.  A very full, used nappy that was waterlogged … Continue reading

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Turning a gothic horror into art

I  have a gothic horror of a warehouse looming over my backyard that is slowly (very slowly) being fixed up.  It’s a beautifully designed building that only needs a lick of paint to transform it into something quite lovely.  While … Continue reading

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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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