A Fright of Scarecrows at the Darling Fest 2017

The Scarecrows have come out in their droves (or should that be frights or flights ?) for the Darling Fest. The village is alive with inventive, comical, colourful and ingenious scarecrows. Darling has risen to the occasion again.

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Book Reviews

Reviews and scores from Amazon and/or the Darling Book Club, voracious readers all. Drop me a line about the good books you have read recently. Feel free to add your own review and please give it a star rating out of 5 with half points also counting. Read Jane’s and Editor’s reviews of selected books >>

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Farming at Glenlyon, now the Hantam National Botanical Gardens

By the late Neil MacGregor for the Smiffie and submitted by Capensis member Linda Retief. “I have farmed for the last 48 years on the Bokkeveld escarpment, 400 km NW of Cape Town, 4 km from the little village of Nieuwoudtville, situated East of Van Rhynsdorp and West of Calvinia.

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Book Review – A Handful of Hard Men

‘A Handful of Hard Men; The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia.’ During the West’s great transition into the post-Colonial age, the country of Rhodesia refused to succumb quietly, and throughout the 1970s fought back almost alone against Communist-supported elements that it did not believe would deliver proper governance.

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RASKI Revival. How to enjoy your Retirement

Cape West Coast News. Opinions and Views. Business Directory. Events Calendar. What are RASKIs ? Variously described as Recycled Teenagers by a perceptive game ranger, as Silver Surfers by the Weberati and as Mom and Dad by our kids; RASKIs enjoy travel, good books, great music, excellent food, loyal pets, very good wine and much more. Occasionally curmudgeonly, we enjoy life and we are fun to be with. Many of us work part-time because we enjoy it and because we are far too active to consider stopping. And there’s a bonus, it tops up our pensions. Have a look at the RASKI network of energetic retirees who want to get back into the job market or to extend their time

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