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1. The Bush Baby a unique pet
Now here is a little bush babe which I have no doubt everybody is going to fall in love with. Those adorable eyes. Who wouldn't? Everybody loves a baby. In actual fact that is an adult and it's a mammal too. Head-wise, one might think it's a cat or perchance, a lovely little mouse. Body-wise, one...
2. The Baobab Tree of Zimbabwe
Pets & Animals - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:55:48
The baobab tree of Zimbabwe is surely a gift from God to nature. I will proceed to tell you a bit about it and some of the African folklore surrounding it.
This happens to be my favourite tree. To many people this is a very ugly tree, but to me it is beautiful. Having lived in a coastal setting f...
3. Boerewors, Sadza and Gravy.
Culture & Society - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:55:45
Boerewors, sadza and gravy, exclusive to Southern Africa and now the world. Well I do surmise that most people will know what gravy is, but, boerewors, sadza? I doubt it very much?
I was born in a beautiful, little, central African country formally known as Southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe ...
4. Manners Maketh Man
Food & Cooking - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:56:07
Manners maketh man, well do they?
I'm making this page about chivalry and honour because it's just dawned on me that I actually led a privileged life. Big farms, abundant labour, beautiful weather, servants at your beck and whim and a slow lifestyle.
Perhaps it was all too good to be true and w...
5. My son's graduation at Limerick University
Parenting & Kids - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:43:25
Wednesday, saw our whole family (that's my personal family) take a drive to my son's graduation at Limerick University. It's about a two hour trip from where we live in beautiful Clonakilty West Cork. Of course my son had gone down a couple of days before us, to get ready.
In our car were my wif...
6. Irelands rugby champions and mini-budget
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:44:53
Well, well, well, can anybody have asked for a more exciting game in the final of the Six Nations last week. It went right down to the dying second and Ireland came out triumphant. I am not going to say I told you so and I told you so before the tournament began because the Irish don't do boa...
7. Bangkok in magical Thailand (part two)
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:43:28
A continuation of our latest trip around Thailand and Bangkok. A mesmerising experience for us. After a good nights sleep and a hearty breakfast at the hotel, albeit still suffering from jet lag we were ready for the next part and our first day in Bangkok. Coming from Ireland and having lived the...
8. Gunfight at Squidoo Rocket Mum corral
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:45:05
I had better put this at the start. This is a spoof. Just in case I'm misinterpreted again, but a tribute nevertheless.
I kid you not, this will cause shock waves amongst the Squidoo rocket mums brigade. When they see that, that er, gosh, jolly, jeepers, poor lost soul, who always posted horrid ...
9. Was The Irish Vote Correct?
Squidoo Community - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:44:53
Did the Irish do the right thing by voting no? Essentially,because of my background in Africa,especially living under Robert Mugabe,who has now showed the world his true colours.
What has this taught me apart from defending my long held views?
1)You cannot let politicians make decisions for you...
10. My Camera, My Photos,an Amateur
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:45:44
This is a story about my camera, my photos, an amateur. Now every picture tells a story? Or a picture is worth a thousand words? For the life of me I cannot remember who originally quoted those famous words and I'm not even going to try. This is plagiarism at it's worst? Oh, please man? The thing...
11. South West Cork church post office
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:45:36
No doubt people are already confused with the title, the introduction title and the picture of the church. Don't be concerned, it's just the lovely Irish at play again. I can hear people saying but how can a post office be a church or a church a post office? I have never heard the like. W...
12. A Winter Wonderland of Christmas
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:45:51
A winter wonderland of Christmas took me fifty six years to see a white Christmas.
How could this be? Well for a start I lived the first forty five years of my life in a Southern Hemisphere central African country. Christmas always fell in summer and there was little or no hope, of it ever snowi...
13. A quiet, quite delightful little Ring
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:45:53
Scenic and picturesque, a quiet, quite delightful Ring in South west Cork.
When I consider all the trials that I and my family have been through.
Albert Einstein once said, " In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself."
Then again Friedrich N...
14. Auckland North Island New Zealand
relationships-and-family - Sat, 22 Oct 2011 17:54:41
Auckland city North Island, New Zealand, is a lovely little gem and apart from the forthcoming Rugby world cup, there is so much to see and do. I know this as I have just returned from a trip there visiting family and they went out of their way to show us some of it's attractions. Remember that N...
15. Roast chicken with some good friends
sports-and-recreation - Thu, 22 Sep 2011 13:36:56
Roast chicken with some good friends must be one of the loveliest meals any one can have?
Believe it or not there is a story behind this dinner. You see everybody you see in this photo is someone who either has lost their land or their business in the tragedy that is Zimbabwe. All of them decide...
16. Communication with the deaf
food-and-cooking - Fri, 27 May 2011 20:03:58
Lipreading or Sign Language
This poses a dilemma for me. I have been deaf for 36 years now and still have no idea how to sign apart from basic things. I personally have very strong views on this and thought perhaps I could get a debate going.
I was watching the TV programme ' Criminal Intent ...
17. Nevil Shute the Gentleman Author
culture-and-society - Mon, 30 Apr 2012 18:11:41
Nevil Shute remains the epitome of the gentleman author and class tells.
The more and more I look into this, the more and more, I become convinced. A pet theory of mine remains.
That one has to look at things within the context of the times.
What this really means is that you can't airbrush hi...
18. A Gift of Laughter
books-poetry-writing - Sun, 25 Mar 2012 14:42:35
Often during the holiday season when everything is rushed, stressed and everyone is under a lot of pressure, a wonderful gift to give would be the gift of laugher.
Wait, how in the world do you give a gift of laughter you ask? Follow me down this page and I will give you a few hints.
Now you kn...
19. Home improvements we all love
healthy-living - Sun, 25 Mar 2012 14:39:46
Now who doesn't like home improvements and here are some tips I thoroughly endorse, and one has to follow them.
In my married life I have lived in ten different houses. Some of them were mine and some of them were not. When I started my farm in South Africa, I lived with my wife and one year old...
20. Is this the truth or not
home-and-garden - Sun, 25 Mar 2012 14:37:42
Is this the truth or not or an insignificant platitude.
There's always somebody worse off than yourself.
You see the thing is I actually believe that there is a lot of truth in this. However when some one says this to me it almost always gets my back up and it gets my back up in a big way. Why ...
21. The model railway village in Clonakilty
relationships-and-family - Sun, 25 Mar 2012 14:04:59
It's funny sometimes what life is all about. Just for a moment pretend that you are a child. Just for a moment assume that child had never really seen a train before apart from maybe on some distant line. Perhaps it would give that child an enormous amount of pleasure to visit some place like thi...
22. West Cork panoramic golf driving range
travel-and-places - Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:59:34
The joys of the sun coming out in Ireland, West Cork took us down to Rosscarbery, a panoramic golf driving range. By us, I mean my son, who is awaiting the results of his final exams at University, and yours truly. It is about a twenty minute drive from where we live in Ring. Ah the beauty of Ire...
23. Squidoo needs a wake up call?
sports-and-recreation - Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:55:18
There comes a time when everybody needs a " wake up" call and this applies to Squidoo people as much as it applies to any one else. Personally, I have always loved my time here and the community spirit is second to none. However just lately I have noticed some chilling changes taking place which ...
24. Flush off the hot presses
squidoo-community - Sun, 25 Mar 2012 12:11:12
Well, it gets harder and harder to get visits to my latest ten lenses published even if they hit the stands as flush off the hot presses. A type of breaking news, which of course nobody is interested in either? Sighs, but hope springs eternal even in my breast?
Now there comes a time when a pers...
25. Fathers days gifts a definitive guide
books-poetry-writing - Sun, 25 Mar 2012 12:03:24
It often amazes me, nay, it always does that the worlds most inventive shoppers, women, why, they find, poor old Dad so hard to buy for?
Would you mind pulling the other leg for me? Do you really expect us to believe this? Now we are nice guys, well we are and we fall over backwards to let you h...
26. A kaleidoscope of summer reads
parenting-and-kids - Sun, 25 Mar 2012 11:16:03
To have the gift to be able to read, introduces you to a kaleidoscope of summer reads and whether it is summer in the North or winter in the South or whether the seasons then change, what does it matter with books, glorious books to read?
The sad, sad, thing is, is that even in today's world the...
27. I think I'll follow the brains
books-poetry-writing - Sun, 25 Mar 2012 11:08:51
Well into my middle age and seen much of life my basic mantra is, I'll follow the brains. Apparently this is not the way it should be in today's world, rather, lead, don't follow.
I'm not sure I agree with this? The problem is that this saying is generally put into the context of politicians and...
28. Bangkok a city in magical Thailand
squidoo-community - Sun, 25 Mar 2012 11:05:48
From Cork in Ireland, to Heathrow in London and from there to Mumbai in India and finally about to land in mesmeric Bangkok in beautiful Thailand. As the plane descends from high altitude and after many, many hours of flying. I glance out of the window as we approach the Bangkok airport. Scattere...
29. The old mill and the library, Clonakilty
travel-and-places - Sun, 25 Mar 2012 10:57:16
There is something about this whole area which is not only intriguing but also quaint. It is particularily true in and around the picturesque town of Clonakilty and surrounding areas. I am not quite sure whether this is by design or just by trying to be different?
Needless to say I find it encha...
30. The Squidoo photo module gallery made easy
culture-and-society - Sun, 25 Mar 2012 10:16:42
From the moment I came across the Squidoo photo gallery module I fell in love with it. A case of love at first sight. Strange, as I don't really believe in that nonsense. In so far as a love affair goes it was tempestuous, more of a love/hate relationship and it tested me to the core.
I had no r...
31. Ireland 53rd American State.
squidoo-community - Sun, 25 Mar 2012 09:04:11
Once in a while you get or read about people with an ability to think and Frederick Forsyth's plan for Ireland fits into this. The Irish have fallen upon hard times, yet again and the highly vaunted 'Celtic Tiger' has become a 'Lame Cat'.
In a Sunday Independent Irish newspaper a couple of month...
32. Boarding school and Valentines day joys
culture-and-society - Sat, 24 Mar 2012 16:09:29
You thrill me when your'e near
I am just trying to get a few laughs going here. Having spent my school years at a boy's only boarding school, depending on your age then this day was eagerly anticipated.
It was a different era to today's age. When I went to school it was hundre...
33. West Cork motor rally, my experience
holidays-and-celebrations - Mon, 19 Mar 2012 18:35:50
Are you one of those people who happen to love cars and speed? If you are then this is right up your street. But then again, what happens if you're not?
For the time being I am going to shy away from that. I have been living in this area for the last 9 years and as such realise how much this doe...
34. The Bliss of Housework
cars - Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:34:39
A few weeks ago, I happened to go out to dinner to see the house which my friend had just finished building for himself. After a good look around I noticed one of those magnetic stickers which people put on their fridge doors. The banner was,(Housework is a waste of a mind) and this amused me and...
35. A family occasion with this Fondue
home-and-garden - Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:47:30
Want to add fun to a family get together?Have a fondue.
I have been away and busy with trying to entertain my wife's sister and her husband and their youngest daughter who is sweet little sixteen.
They are also a family who had to leave Zimbabwe after living there all their lives. How sad. They...
36. The great hunting debate an Indaba
home-and-garden - Sun, 22 Jan 2012 10:20:43
The great hunting debate an Indaba Brought up in the great African outdoors it was essential you knew how to shoot and shoot well, your life depended on it, but in today's modern world it's now frowned upon, so please join the great hunting debate an indaba and have your say.
For people who are ...
37. Munster Heineken Cup Champions
pets-and-animals - Sat, 21 Jan 2012 11:38:09
Munster, great Heineken Cup champions and terrific rugby club.
I am one of those people who were never much good at rugby, being far to thin to make any headway in this very physical sport. However having said that, I have always had a deep love of the game, no doubt from having been to boarding ...
38. You have no right
sports-and-recreation - Sat, 21 Jan 2012 09:21:00
You have no right, you cannot do this to me and I have had about enough. Here we go again? Here goes old Spook getting on his high horse about nothing, the delusional old codger? You're wrong because there comes a time in everybodys' life when you have to stand up for what you believe in.
39. Christmas, time of joy or sadness
internet - Sun, 15 Jan 2012 13:10:30
It's just that today I got some very bad news about an old friend of mine who only has hours to live and it got me to thinking about Christmas.
Is it about Religion, or is it about children. Is it about presents or is it about being kind?
Is it about giving or is it about taking?
Is it about l...
40. Is Squidoo missing out on something
holidays-and-celebrations - Tue, 18 Oct 2011 16:32:00
I've been fiddling about with this for three or more years and everything I have seen so far, tells me, there is a 'new age publishing' assimilating. I think it's high time I told my Squidoo story? Times are tight, you lose your work, you lose your job, rightly or wrongly. Never fear, there is a ...
41. My old science teacher and music
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:43:30
Personally I'm going a long way back in time,to the time when I was a teenager and before I lost my hearing. Trying to change the subject about what our science teacher was prattling on about and which none of us were interested in. Someone said,"Sir what do you think about the song that's top of...
42. The next day at Mount Cook
Music - Sat, 24 Sep 2011 19:16:53
Yesterday we went around the Tasman glacier and saw some spectacular views of Mount Cook and ended up having a slap up dinner in the hotel.
Today is our last day here and we are just going to take a walk around the set up commencing from the hotel. We let the girls get ahead and my friend and I ...
43. Coromandel Peninsula North Island New Zealand
travel-and-places - Sat, 24 Sep 2011 19:14:09
From Zimbabwe to South Africa to Ireland, to New Zealand, all the special Christmas's we have shared with this family, but I have to admit that this day here at a Coromandel farm and a barbecue was the best Boxing day I ever had. In Ireland it's called Saint Stephen's day and oddly enough the pro...
44. Squid Angels may be named Spook
relationships-and-family - Sat, 24 Sep 2011 19:04:58
Hey Dad, how did you manage to turn on the computer by yourself? Is the type of daily comment I had to put up with from my nearest and dearest when I first started on Squidoo, but now I'm a Squid Angel. The sorry thing about all this, is that I have always prided myself on my sense of humour....
45. A guide for my Facebook friends
squidoo-community - Sat, 24 Sep 2011 18:28:18
Here is a helpful guide for all my facebook friends.
Having contact again with all my lost friends on Facebook has indeed been an enormous pleasure for me. Our diaspora has been worldwide. To contact people again, some of whom I haven't seen for thirty years or more, is like a dream come true. W...
46. My personal ten favourite blog posts
internet - Sat, 24 Sep 2011 18:24:17
I have to say that I have led a very unusual life and seen and done many things. I have lived in Rhodesia and then it became Zimbabwe. I have lived in South Africa and have been living in Ireland for the last nine years. Where next?
I have travelled to and seen many countries. Mozambique, Portug...
47. Lisselaan golf course Clonakilty West Cork
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 24 Sep 2011 18:21:42
Well, at least it's not raining, so I followed my son to Lisselaan golf course Clonakilty West Cork, and there I was mesmerised by it's beauty and setting.
Just lately I have been trying my hand at writing some short stories on Squidoo.and have progressed from there into taking some photographs ...
48. Dunmore golf club West Cork
sports-and-recreation - Sat, 24 Sep 2011 15:27:05
At the moment my son having just passed his degree, is relishing playing golf again and I went to coach him at Dunmore golf club in West Cork. Well not coach, but to have a look at how he is coming along. He has worked so hard, so why not catch up at a game he always loved and showed so much prom...
49. A sporting Angel
travel-and-places - Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:41:40
Brought up in a sporting country with beautiful weather and a keen infrastructure enabled me to become a lifelong fan of sport, any sport.
It makes no difference what it is, cricket, golf, athletics, tennis, hockey, swimming, water polo, weight lifting, badminton, squash and even table tennis. I...
50. The Irish housing boom in Clonakilty
sports-and-recreation - Sun, 10 Jul 2011 12:57:01
Nice and quaint and beautiful Clonakilty also witnessed the astonishing saga of the short lived Irish housing boom. Aye but those were great times lads, building, building, building and more building. No one questioned where this would lead to or whether it was sustainable. No sireeee, just build...
51. Beautiful Ireland and Union Hall dock
travel-and-places - Tue, 07 Jun 2011 10:36:13
Here is a fishing dock in beautiful West Cork, Ireland, at a place called Union Hall and I love taking anybody who visits us there for a look see. It is part of a trip my wife and I give to any visitors. Please bear with whilst I show you.
What is it about trains? What is it about ships and boat...
52. A beautiful South West Cork hotel
travel-and-places - Mon, 06 Jun 2011 07:38:53
When I was just a little boy growing up and I'll include my teenage years in this and prior to losing my hearing. There was a song I always loved, it went something like: " Wonderful, wonderful, Copenhagen, beautiful, beautiful you." Actually that's exactly how I feel about Clonakilty and I often...
53. A sublime, beautiful, X type Jaguar car
travel-and-places - Sat, 04 Jun 2011 15:54:01
I have to say I love my beautiful, X type, Jaguar car.
Funnily enough although you might not believe this. I am not interested in cars. No sir, far as I am concerned they are just a means to get you from A to B. Provided they can do this for you with the minimum amount of fuss and no breakdowns....
54. Swans the most graceful birds alive
cars - Wed, 01 Jun 2011 12:42:12
For me swans are the most graceful birds alive.
It's something isn't it when great minds can compose great songs and musical masterpieces and turn this into a great ballet with typical Russian fervour. ( Tchaikovsky ). All caused by seeing a majestic bird serenely swimming down a river, ...
55. A guide to Cochlear Implant accoutrements
pets-and-animals - Wed, 01 Jun 2011 12:40:15
Broadly speaking I would endeavour to show with the Cochlear implant, the great strides modern medicine has taken with this superb help for those amongst us who have no hearing. Whether one agrees with this or not, is not for me to say. However I have written a few articles about this already her...
56. Best Golf Gifts
How-To & Education - Mon, 30 May 2011 21:46:17
Do you have someone on your holiday gift list that absolutely loves golf?
Finding the perfect gift for the golfer in your life just got easier than ever with this fun golfer gift guide.
Here you will find lots of fun and fabulous golfing gifts to help you find the best golf gifts ever.
57. When A Crocodile Eats The Sun
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:45:43
I personally knew many of the people in this book, 'when a crocodile eats the sun'.
The problem with Africa is and especially Zimbabwe we have just become a numbers game. This includes even American Presidents from J.F.K. and culminating in Jimmy Carter. Sad, beyond any description of it. I alre...
58. The Secret of Santa Vittoria
books-poetry-writing - Sun, 29 May 2011 11:49:31
The Secret of Santa Vittoria, a masterpiece.
"The hour this story begins is known. The minute is known; the exact moment is recorded. Even the state of the weather is known. To some this might not appear to be remarkable, but when it is considered that there are entire generations in the history...
59. A spin around South West Cork
books-poetry-writing - Fri, 27 May 2011 21:31:30
A spin around South West Cork.
Now the first thing one must know, is that the Irish are different. Always have been, always will be, and they pride themselves on this, and they go to great lenghts to preserve this myth. So spin in Ireland, is not the same as spin in England. There it is about tr...
60. Two beautiful rural Irish churches
travel-and-places - Fri, 27 May 2011 16:31:20
Ireland is churches and here are two beautiful Irish churches.
In today's sad world where more and more people are becoming disillusioned with faith of any kind. It can come as refreshing to witness things built in bygone ages as a testimony to their belief. It is also surprising to see without ...
arts-and-design - Sun, 29 May 2011 14:47:49
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