Cars n Aeroplanes

January 2010: Have you checked my white horse? Well, white VW kombi – WHICH . . was towed into the garage while on holiday two days before new year. Today I towed it again – to a clutch place. I’ve been driving Trish’s ole man’s 1980 Opel Kadett. He handed me the keys, his visionContinue reading “Cars n Aeroplanes”

Fab Five Reunion

Larry visited from Ohio back in 1996, so we arranged to meet up as the Old Fab Five musketeers down in Cape Town, where Steph and Tuffy were living. He had been Harrismith’s Rotary exchange student back in 1969 and had returned to South Africa twice before – once in 1976, down through Africa fromContinue reading “Fab Five Reunion”

It’s Just Cos You’re Old

My ole man complains his doc doesn’t even try to help him. “He always just says ‘It’s cos you’re old’ ‘Dis die ouderdom.’ Any problem, there’s no attempt at fixing or understanding – just ‘Hey, you’re old.’ He doesn’t even get up out of his chair!” Now I really empathise with people wanting to beContinue reading “It’s Just Cos You’re Old”

On Seeking Good Advice

. . and then ignoring it. I couldn’t believe they wanted R40 000! Forty Thousand! NO WAY! So I sought advice from someone who really knows cars. Hi Alan My VW kombi is a 2005 1,9TDi T5 8-seater – 166 000km. Repairs needed: Clutch (R12 800); Brakes (R3 000); Driveshaft (R10 100) Sliding door notContinue reading “On Seeking Good Advice”

Things are actually fairly easy . . .

. . . if you pull your finger out of your arse. But digital-anal extraction is not really a prominent forte of mine, me being more a procrastinator, thinker, cogitater, planner and delayer sort of person. Circumspect. Not that I’m saying that’s a bad thing, I’m sure it has saved me money at times, IContinue reading “Things are actually fairly easy . . .”