Category Archives: Consumer awareness & Protection

Positive and negative experiences as a consumer, with businesses and products, that you might find useful.

This pie who loved me–A Karoo discovery

To say that I’m a sucker for a nice pie might infer that I have a periodontal anomaly, rendering me unable to chew the thing properly. Not the case at all, I’m happy to say. No, all dinner manglers, (with … Continue reading

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The Old Masters – re-interpreted 71

With that rather comforting cosmic predictability, Wednesday has arrived, hard on the heels of Tuesday night; and we can all breathe a word of thanks that South African officialdom has not yet got their greedy little paws on electronic communications … Continue reading

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Visiting Cape Town? Tranquility and Serendipity.

I think the word Serendipity is used all too seldom, don’t you? For those unacquainted with the word, it is NOT the happy discovery of a good hair product – which is Serendipity-Doo – and something else entirely. Could the … 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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Port Elizabeth Prawn Festival – a case study in false advertising?

In the days leading up to yesterday (Sunday 11 May 2014) our eyes had been caught by banners and advertisements telling us that one of the most delicious of crustaceans, the venerable prawn, was to be celebrated with a Festival … Continue reading

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Road Trip ~ August 2013 – Johannesburg. Chapter 2

At the end of the last chapter, I told you that we decided on having supper at a place called Cappuccino’s in the Greenstone mall near Edenvale in Johannesburg. Under normal circumstances I would put up a review so as … Continue reading

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An Old Master Re-interpreted 07

It’s not often you get your Wednesday giggle early, but such is my commitment to my readers (yes, both of you), that when I saw this image, I simply couldn’t resist posting it immediately. We in South Africa are saddled … Continue reading

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Giorgiou Steakhouse Port Elizabeth – Disappointing.

Several months ago we entertained guests at the Giorgiou Steakhouse in the Sunridge Village Shopping Centre in Port Elizabeth. We enjoyed a delicious meal, convivial company and a thoroughly enjoyable evening. However, instead of immediately posting a write-up of the … Continue reading

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A birthday treat – and more wildlife photographic experiences

A bumper article in which we tickle a Cheetah and get REALLY close to Rhinos I had been trying to keep it all a secret from Mrs. Chips (and you lot, of course) for the last few days but after … Continue reading

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A wedding and some more travels.

I am writing this blog entry on what is, officially, the last evening of our honeymoon. After fourteen years of courting/being an item/going out, I thought you’d like to share the happy news; Mrs Chips and yours truly finally tied … Continue reading

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