Tag Archives: Africa

Lively lads, Grey House, Plumtree School 3.

Lively lads, Grey House, Plumtree School 3, and the continuing saga of Rusty of a Drysdale of and Spook’s drinking escapade. So we make it to the dining hall unspotted by any prefect or master who would betray us to … Continue reading

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Lively lads, Grey House, Plumtree school.

Lively lads, Grey House, Plumtree School, and it has suddenly dawned on me after all this time that that is in fact just what they were. It passed one by at the time but as time progressed and one left … Continue reading

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The Silence is Deafening.

With all the hype going on at the moment with the Nelson Mandela funeral I am reminded about something which happened in my country many years ago. So heartrendingly sad. The thing to remember is, that Rhodesia and South Africa … Continue reading

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J.F.K. the beginning of the end.

“For the problems are not all solved and the battles are not all won – and we stand today at the edge of a New Frontier. … But the New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises—it … Continue reading

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Cochlear ear implant pioneer.

The Cochlear ear implant is a medical miracle and don’t I know it. This is about hope, it’s about trying to inspire people not to listen to doom sayers. Sometimes life can treat you harshly, but many people have and … Continue reading

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War veterans and farm invasions.

War Veterans and farm invasions. Now I have been putting off writing about this because it brings back so many unhappy feelings. But, perchance it is a story worth telling and reminding people about, in case they have forgotten or … Continue reading

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Three old forgotten Faction Authors.

Faction authors write amazing characters in real historical settings, making the world come to life for the reader. My three favorite faction authors are Winston Graham,Leon Uris, and George Macdonald Fraser. Continue reading

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