Those who have lived long enough to remember a civilian aircraft being shot down in the then Rhodesia in 1978 have long since associated Terror September with our capacity for violence and evil. The international silence that followed rubbed caustic soda in the wounds of the bereaved. While another attack has happened since, with far
Rhodesian Remembrance 2020, the paty, the music and a plea from the Golden Oldies
Stats and statues : You are the slave enabler. You are the statue.
Virus is everywhere. Coronavirus has gone viral in the physical, mental and emotional realms as well as in Cyberspace. It is literally everywhere. The fear and stark reality of COVID-19 has literally paused the world. The Fight While governments and organisations do their best to contain it, everyone is doing their bit to either fight
Bake your own water sponge cake. Rhodie recipe for sponge, happiness and resilience. Hard times have always been with us. The world has changed a lot over time, but some truths prevail. I’m thinking about people. No matter how much we indulge ourselves in fun, shopping, complaining and other entertaining distractions – We become brave
Bad news gushes out of Southern Africa, while good news seems trickle. This post by Tyler Leigh Vivier reminded me that life is about balance, and there is plenty to celebrate. What else is good? Pic is CC
A gay Rhodesian? The thought never occurred to me before, I don’t know why. Peter Wood changed that. He wrote a book called Mud Between My Toes which ticks one name off my Christmas gift lists this year -If I can stop listening to him long enough to actually order a copy. greatwhitetribe.com is a
September – South African songwriter Don Clarke
The divide between kitsch and keepsakes is as tiny as it is unfathomable. A blink ago, in the days when housework was a thing of mythology and terror, every home seemed to have a kist – Or chest? Kists and chests might look the same, but they are almost polar opposites. A kist is for
From a post by Rhodie Bushman For the young boys out there who never went to the army….. When you happen to come across some older men telling their army stories, you might laugh or sneer at the “old toppies talking army” again, but pause for a moment, look at their faces and you may
The Irish diaspora is something that I simply hadn’t thought much about until today, let alone the Irish Zimbabwe diaspora. We are creatures of habit, and I suppose the UK media focus on the African diaspora just made it possible to overlook the obvious fact that Irish migration was so widespread at one time that
African Cooking, like all cuisine, is a combination of flavours brought in by settlers and travellers from all over the world – And which ingredients were available. One man’s kitchen is another man’s kennel – Said nobody but me, ever. African cooking Brawn has many versions, This is Piet’s. Want to support our site from
Our great white tribe is actually small, and not THAT white, often misunderstood, always under (if ever) represented. We are an archive of stories that will never be told.
Uys has made me cry many times over the years, often with laughter – not always. A razor-sharp satirist, with or without eyelashes.
Why would I be looking at CBD oil at all – let alone searching for the best CBD oil UK side? Well, that’s one story I’m ready to tell you now. Rhodesians Never Die – But they can complain Legend (and John Edmond) decree that Rhodesians Never Die. Some, however, do suffer from gout on
In theory, there is a huge focus on access to mental health support in the UK. I imagine this is a driver worldwide, at least in the so-called civilized parts. How well is this working when it comes to the now ageing, frailing veterans of the Bush wars that were conscripted to fight for long,
The Gambia is back in the game – I mean, of course, the Commonwealth Games which are coming back to the UK in 2022. Durban, South Africa was initially elected to host the 2022 Games. Birmingham’s bid was elected after Durban was stripped of host city status after citing financial restraints. The Gambia rejoined the