Category Archives: Lifestyle

The Big House


As I enter the house in Doornkloof, it is hard to imagine that a pre-eminent Statesman had lived here. All of 40 odd years. Nothing fancy. A house made of wood and steel, strikingly unpretentious. And must have been pretty hot in Summer and pretty cold in Winter. Only the big black Cadilac and the […]

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The Big House


As I enter the house in Doornkloof, it is hard to imagine that a pre-eminent Statesman had lived here. All of 40 odd years. Nothing fancy. A house made of wood and steel, strikingly unpretentious. And must have been pretty … Continue reading

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The Wall of Love, 30 June 2013


In a quiet residential street in Sunnyside, Pretoria, cameramen and video editors are reading the morning papers, waiting… I, on the other hand, have come here, to appreciate my fellow South Africans love for a man born in 1918, while … Continue reading

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Let’s recycle !!


Since last September, as part of my morning walking routine, I started picking up glass and plastic bottles on the pavement. In total, I rid the earth of 1 109 kilograms of glass and 170 kilograms of plastic. I aim to … Continue reading

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Fabulous Wimbledon memories


Taking time out from exploring historic Pretoria, I wade through my own archives, and these are some of my favourite Wimbledon memories. My first visit to the All England Club was in 1989, when merchandising was in it’s infancy. The … Continue reading

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Back in the Day


Travelling back in time, I re-claimed some of my misspent youth  today!! In a non-descript 2nd hand bookstore my distant school days flashed through my mind. Amongst the dusty shelves, long lost Summer days came back to me, in the … Continue reading

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Spotted at Irene Village Market 3


This fabulous  Market started in 1989 and is held twice a month in the gardens of the Smuts House Museum in Irene. I always go early, well before the chocolate chip croissants sell out or the chewy toys for that … Continue reading

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