• As I queue outside South Africa House awaiting my turn to vote, my gaze falls upon Nelson's Column and the proud Trafalgar lions, and I am forced to take cognisance of the moment's significance.

    A moment in time

    As I queue outside South Africa House awaiting my turn to vote, my gaze falls upon Nelson's Column and the proud Trafalgar lions, and I am forced to take cognisance of the moment's significance.

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  • Here’s a guarantee for you: every South African has their own Parktown Prawn story. Feel free to test me on this – just mention the vile creature to a Saffa and see what happens…if you dare.

    Tales of a Beastly Beastie

    Here’s a guarantee for you: every South African has their own Parktown Prawn story. Feel free to test me on this – just mention the vile creature to a Saffa and see what happens…if you dare.

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  • The guardian.co.uk has published a great article entitled <e>The celebrity cult of SpongeBob</e>, which describes <em>SpongeBob</em> as a "ridiculously popular children's cartoon that one imagines was dreamt up while under the influence."

    The Cult of the Cartoon

    The guardian.co.uk has published a great article entitled The celebrity cult of SpongeBob, which describes SpongeBob as a "ridiculously popular children's cartoon that one imagines was dreamt up while under the influence."

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  • TRAVEL REVIEW - A couple of weeks ago, I spent four brilliant days trekking around Dublin with husband, who time and time again, proves himself to be the most awesome travel partner in the universe. The amount of time we spend laughing is beyond normal.

    A Breath of History

    TRAVEL REVIEW - A couple of weeks ago, I spent four brilliant days trekking around Dublin with husband, who time and time again, proves himself to be the most awesome travel partner in the universe. The amount of time we spend laughing is beyond normal.

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  • It always seems like such a romantic idea - lying next to your lover in a bed of soft green grass, staring up at the sky, listening to birds chirping and bees buzzing...

    What’s in a name?

    It always seems like such a romantic idea - lying next to your lover in a bed of soft green grass, staring up at the sky, listening to birds chirping and bees buzzing...

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  • TRAVEL REVIEW: Canterbury - Thanks to a cheap-ass bus deal by National Express, husband and I abandoned the mania of London to make pilgrimage to Canterbury this Saturday past. It is beautiful.

    A Pilgrim’s Progress

    TRAVEL REVIEW: Canterbury - Thanks to a cheap-ass bus deal by National Express, husband and I abandoned the mania of London to make pilgrimage to Canterbury this Saturday past. It is beautiful.

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  • I am me. I have taken the risk – the risk of being misunderstood as a consequence of being myself, without apology or excuse. And I am okay with that.

    The essence of me

    I am me. I have taken the risk – the risk of being misunderstood as a consequence of being myself, without apology or excuse. And I am okay with that.

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  • The forthcoming tale of reminiscence was sparked by a crayon. A red crayon. It is my middle brother's (acronym: MB) favourite crayon. Why? You might ask. He said that it tasted the best.

    This one time…

    The forthcoming tale of reminiscence was sparked by a crayon. A red crayon. It is my middle brother's (acronym: MB) favourite crayon. Why? You might ask. He said that it tasted the best.

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  • Singing the incorrect lyrics to songs seems to be a phenomenon that transcends all cultural barriers. There is no need to be ashamed if you are caught in the act of singing some dodgy refrain.

    Check yo self before you Wreck yo self

    Singing the incorrect lyrics to songs seems to be a phenomenon that transcends all cultural barriers. There is no need to be ashamed if you are caught in the act of singing some dodgy refrain.

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  • Ellsworth Toohey once said to Kiki Holcombe: “tell me the movie stars you like and I’ll tell you what you are”. In the spirit of self-discovery and enlightenment I have decided to conduct an experiment according to Mr Toohey’s theory.

    According to the Stars…

    Ellsworth Toohey once said to Kiki Holcombe: “tell me the movie stars you like and I’ll tell you what you are”. In the spirit of self-discovery and enlightenment I have decided to conduct an experiment according to Mr Toohey’s theory.

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