Monthly Archives: August 2015

The MASH Dentists

Most of January 1995 was spent with my brother-in-law, Tom Maling, seeing to medical issues. His son, Andy Maling, applied to my company, Basil Read Construction’s Plant Division, to attend their practical course in mechanical engineering for a year. After … Continue reading

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A Mysterious Illness

Christmas, December 1994 found us hiring an empty farmhouse for a week in the Haarlem District on the Eastern/Western Cape border, in the Bo-Kouga valley where Sheila’s brother, Neil Maling had bought a little farm. Their mother Vicky Maling lived … Continue reading

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Attack on the Elderly

Easter 1994. Evening. Elderly couple in their late seventies, Tony and Jane Earle, retired farmers living on their farm near Warmbaths, South Africa, together with their friend and guest, Stella Sabatier, were settling down in the lounge after supper for … Continue reading

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Jolly Good Show!

Parts of South Africa were still known as Last Outposts of the British Empire, especially Natal, epitomised by such pursuits as Gymkhana and Polo. In Lusaka, Zambia, Sheila and I were given a delightful glimpse into this G & T … Continue reading

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