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. So what’s it
September – South African songwriter Don Clarke
Uys has made me cry many times over the years, often with laughter – not always. A razor-sharp satirist, with or without eyelashes.
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
3 September 1935 – 23 February 2019 Africa lost one of her lyrical daughters with the passing of Dorothy Masuka on 23 February 2019. She was 83 and she lived well. The jazz artist, songwriter and activist was a powerhouse. She taught at Boston University and wrote and recorded music right to the end. Her
RHODESIAN THANKSGIVING REMEMBRANCE DAY 11th November Flame lilies grow in the ‘Hondo’ valley, where brave soldiers fought and fell, They witnessed courageous young men fight to the very gates of Hell. Like the crimson poppies of Flanders field, let Rhodesians always recall, We too have a flower of great beauty that witnessed brave Rhodesians fall.
Parents or other adults determine your name, sometimes before you’re even born. You can change it if you like. Your African name is different. It’s inspired by you, yet you have no power over it. Family or Surname Your family or surname links you to your relatives (biological or adopted). It’s predetermined. It links you
Don’t Sell a Lie for Votes – AKA MR RAMAPHOSA – AKA President x or PM Y News is trickier to untangle than my crochet wool. Surface news, fake news & 3 mystic triplets that may or not run the world got a bit much I just switched off. It’s hard living in a cocoon. Despite
Rhodesian Remembrance is observed at the annual July Braai, an event hosted by the Rhodesian Pioneer Club (UK). It took place on 29 July this year. The Rhodesian remembrance service included an understated talk that is far too topical in the world today. It was more “Now we” than “When we”. It touched on topics like