The Old Masters – re-interpreted 18 …and a bonus

Greetings and sanitations dear reader. Our Namaqualand travels are over and we are back in the land of semi-reliable internet access [*]. Pictures and stories will be posted in the fullness of time – but for now we need to take out our weekly frustrations on a defenceless Old Master.

As you will see, there are some bonus pics in this week’s post. I have no idea what you’ve done to deserve it; just grin and bear it. There’s a good chap.

It was after an extremely painful experience with his parrot one morning that Claude coined the "Early Bird" phrase.

It was after an extremely painful experience with his parrot one morning that Claude coined the “Early Bird” phrase.

And for some additional amusement and time wastage (at no extra cost) – a series of pictures for the cricket enthusiast.

Caught in the half slips


Madam your slips are showing

Madam your slips are showing

"Hmph! Fancy challenging the umpire's decision. He was bold" "Not bowled dahling - LBW."

“Hmph! Fancy challenging the umpire’s decision. He was bold”
“Not bowled dahling – LBW.”


[*] I would like to apologise on behalf of the lying swines at Vodacom, MTN, 8ta and Cell C (for all of whom we have data bundles) who create expectations of “Nationwide Coverage” with their poxy data services. During our travels (again), we found many places where there was no signal whatsoever (quite understandable in the more remote areas), but what infuriated us was that even in the larger cities, the speeds were deplorable and prohibited the upload of posts and images.

Mindful that South African data charges are amongst the highest in the world, I would strongly urge the abovementioned companies to reduce their marketing budget (spending outrageous sums on useless tat, entertainment, and ubiquitous, misleading signage) and divert those funds into improving their service delivery.

About Freud Fission Chips

Despite the banality of the name, FFC has led an intensely varied life. Grateful for surviving almost three years as a 'troepie' (soldier for non-South African Readers) in the Angolan war, he determined to wring as much out of life as possible. Currently providing Business Analysis services, trading on the stock market and developing web pages to pay the bills, FFC also dabbles in wildlife, landscape and people photography, writing, and far too many interests for his own good. He has also travelled extensively in southern Africa (working on the sound theory that a moving target is more dificult to hit). These peregrinations also include over 1500kms on foot through some of the worlds most spectacular scenery. It hasn't all been plain sailing, beer and skittles, and endless beds of roses... Chief amongst the prerequisites for surviving Africa, with its mind-bending characteristics, is an appropriate sense of humour.... So, for now, he will be recounting the amusing among the annoying, the frustrating wrapped in the funny and extracting the mirth from the melancholy... Oh yes, there might be some alliteration too.
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