Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Old Masters – re-interpreted 56

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup fever grips the population,  fans the world over are cheering and jeering, bets are won and lost, referees are hung out to dry and Hollywood talent scouts for over-actors are scouring the penalty boxes … Continue reading

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Gun Control in South Africa–officially failed–because the criminals rule

South Africa has one of the most prohibitive and onerous gun control policies in the world. Yet, despite the drive for a gun-free South Africa, armed crimes have increased to the level where more murders have been committed in the … Continue reading

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The Old Masters – re-interpreted 55

Extra! Extra! Read all about it. The Royal Family of Qatar has purchased Paul Cézanne’s famous artwork The Card Players for about £160 million – the largest wad of dosh ever laid out on an artwork. And remember, you read … Continue reading

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The Old Masters – re-interpreted 54

By Jove, by golly, by gum, by jingo, by George, by… the way. It’s that time of the week again when we take out our frustrations on an absent Old Master. They may or may not be innocent (probably the … Continue reading

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A Mouth-Wateringly Delightful Prawn Curry

As you either know by experience or can deduce, we in the Southern Hemisphere are in the grip of winter. While you Northern Hemisphere folks bask in your 20C summer we’re shivering in our 15C winter. Ok, I’ll concede that … Continue reading

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The Old Masters – re-interpreted 53

Wednesday has sneaked up on me yet again. So I’m getting this up in the nick of time.  Today it’s a bloke called Sebastiano Ricci’s turn to be bullied.      

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