Monthly Archives: October 2013

Here be Dragons.

Those who feel the need to talk about such things talk about the most primitive part of your brain as the lizard brain. This is the part that lets the vast majority of us (apart from customs agents and used … Continue reading

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Zombies! Corpses! Poetry! And plants.

When I was but a callow youth, I went on a school tour to Russia, and saw, for the first time, a people who were really into queuing. South Africans aren’t bad at queuing, but for the Russians, it was … Continue reading

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Ribbit.

I can’t remember if there was ever a single moment when I realised that my family was not quite the same as other peoples’. I suspect it was rather a series of moments, and one of these had to do … Continue reading

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Serpents in the Garden of Eden

Anyone from South Africa who has spent any time outdoors while growing up will have some experience of snakes. For those of you not from here, whose idea of Africa comes from wildlife documentaries with names like “Africa’s Twelve Most … Continue reading

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It’s the small things that count (part 4)

My quick post on the small, many legged creatures of the South African bush has turned into a four part monster, and I’m only scratching the surface! I had hoped to get the little things out of the way quickly, … Continue reading

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It’s the small things that count (part 3)

This is the third part of what was supposed to be a quick post on the creepy crawlies of the Lowveld in South Africa.  In my first two posts, I covered the “cute and cuddly” and the “terrifying but harmless”  … Continue reading

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It’s the small things that count part 2.

This is the second half (or even second third) of an article I was doing on the creepy crawlies of the South African lowveld. A wise man once told me that no-one likes to read long posts. Apparently I can … Continue reading

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