Workshop SwanSong

The old man has finally taken the momentous decision – after much kicking for touch, procrastination and setting obstacles in the way – to sell their house in Pietermaritzburg, home for the last (?) fourteen years, and – a way harder decision – to sell his whole workshop; Woodworking machines, stacks of wood, hand powerContinue reading “Workshop SwanSong”

African Greybeard

I’m coming down to Durban to buy a parrot. Where’s Overport? asks the ole man. Then the ole lady phones, all worried – as ever. Can you tell us how to get to West Road in Overport, Koosie? I say I’ll try, phone you back. I need to hatch a plot. I phone back andContinue reading “African Greybeard”