I’m beginning to suspect . .

. . that Soutar was sold a story which he swallowed as he swallowed the fourth free sample they gave him in Ballito. I don’t think this whisky: . . is made in KwaZulu Natal. Reason being they also make Cape Gins and they talk of Cape florals n shit. But Soutar roared back: TheyContinue reading “I’m beginning to suspect . .”

Punters

Sorry Ma, I’m working late again today. The boys are lined up outside the tote on the roof of our shopping centre. There’s horseracing at Kenilworth and they have a sure thing running and they can’t miss this opportunity to make an investment and win big and be able to treat the family. Maybe toContinue reading “Punters”

Genetics

Hereditary traits can be passed on so strongly. And then sometimes not at all.Take my daughter Jessie. In some ways she’s the spitting image of her Dear Dad: She’s kind, she’s funny, she’s thoughtful, she can crack me up with some of her observations on life. I love the way she teases me – gentleContinue reading “Genetics”

How to Win Friends and Influence People

The alcohol you people drink is called ethanol. C2H5OH. This is a molecule that, in highly technical chemistry terms, looks like a hound dog with its leg cocked. Two carbon atoms (black) are stuck together to support an oxygen head (red). Six hydrogen atoms (white) spread out over the molecule to give each of theContinue reading “How to Win Friends and Influence People”

Road Safety and the Elderly

On Saturday, January 18, 2014, I wrote reasonably: Subject: A PBH solution for the PHBrauers of the world I’ve been very worried about people driving Audis into school walls, but I feel a bit better now, as a Pretoria Boys High (PBH) boykie has put his mind to a solution for the big Audi /Continue reading “Road Safety and the Elderly”

Chernobyl Gas Leakage

April         1986: Disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in the Ukraine. September 1986: Disaster in the Gillmer’s old kombi near Cradock en route to the Fish. The trouble started with Black Label beer and Ship Sherry. I had wanted to buy a bottle of Old Brown, but I had fallen amongstContinue reading “Chernobyl Gas Leakage”

Senior Citizens Hippy Revival

Just returned from a gathering in Harrismith where my sole function was to bring the average age of the attendants down to a respectable level. Pierre’s joint 60th along with Jill Venning and Mark Raz Russel. Pierre builds, Jill farms, Mark runs Finlay’s general trading store – and the golf club – in Harrismith. AtContinue reading “Senior Citizens Hippy Revival”

Pearls Before Swine

On Friday, August 3, 2012, Pete wrote: You can’t understand teenagers. Whenever I offer to sing to Jess and her friends to save her the cost of tickets to hear Justin Bieber or whoever, she says “OmiGawd, Dad, NO!”When she’s in the car with friends and I offer to sing instead of listening to theirContinue reading “Pearls Before Swine”