Monthly Archives: September 2010

Ciao Baby – could this be a turn-around story in the making?

You may have read in this post of my less than pleasant experience at Ciao Baby Cucina. It was Winston Churchill who said, “Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review – Ciao Baby, Clearwater. One word… Scandalous!

During my fifty-toomany years of existence, your writer has been privileged to have dined in several hundred eating establishments. From a corner café in Rosettenville to a fish shop in Franschoek – from Johannesburg’s Saxon Hotel to a Sushi restaurant … Continue reading

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A-Team trailer – gasp!

I have just (within the last minute) seen the trailer for the release of the A-Team. It appears that Liam Neeson will be playing the part of Hannibal. How easy it is to forget that somewhere in Hollywood, a family … Continue reading

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The future of the vuvuzela – when I’m king

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Malice Still Lives Here – A Courtroom Drama In The Best Tradition…

Opening Scene: Highly charged courtroom. Judge has just entered and taken his seat. We dispense with normal courtroom protocol as this lot is self-raising. [Fade in] Defence: ‘The court will hear that mosquitoes are THE most baleful, malevolent, vindictive and … Continue reading

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One Tuesday afternoon in ER

“Nurse van der Merwe, is that a rectal thermometer you’re writing with?” “Ja doc. Some bum’s got my pen.”

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Fission Chips Wears Sexy Underwear

It’s true, and I admit it’s a cheap shot at gaining additional (if unsuspecting) readership. I am delighted to report that I am now back home after my visit to the horse-spittle (Fourways Life horse-spittle, as a matter of fact) … Continue reading

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