Tag Archives: Rhodesia

Mozambique. Paradise lost.

Mozambique. Paradise lost. Is just my short recollection of the many splendid holidays I had there at the holiday resort Beira, which like most things in Africa, now no longer exists as we knew it anyway. How dreadfully sad. Of … Continue reading

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Growing up in Norton; Continued.

Growing up in Norton; Continued. Is just a short story of my early life in the small farming community of Norton in the then Rhodesia. So many names and such good fun. Riley’s and Wrench’s, Moor’s and Bryson’s, Dobson’s and … Continue reading

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Growing up in Norton.

Growing up in Norton. Now it was a long time ago, but at the time it was an idyllic time in our country which was known as Rhodesia. Where do I begin to tell the story, the sweet love story … Continue reading

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Katrina, a Tsunami of Humans.

Katrina, a Tsunami of Humans is just a film I saw in my last year at Plumtree School which had a profound and everlasting effect on moulding whatever character I have. It began when I was selected to tour South … Continue reading

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Lively lads, Grey House, Plumtree School 2.

Lively lads, Grey House, Plumtree School 2. A continuation of my time there and some added input. The Drysdale twins Bruce and Scott have now left but the brother Rusty is still there and so is the youngest Forbes. Aye, … 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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College of Knowledge and Legends:Part two.

Second night bash of legends in Durban Natal. Legends eh? Actually we are no more famous sporting or any other type of legends, we’re just an ordinary bunch of lads learning farming (agriculture) at Gwebi Agricultural College, sometimes known as … Continue reading

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Characters and Teachers at Plumtree School.

Characters were endemic to this place, most of them as mad as March hares, Masters, boys, and a vast array of assorted hangers on. However, some were not, b’lieve it or not and made a welcome relief to this rather … Continue reading

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