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Glenda Todd

The Scimitar 22 Aug 2019

Warm greetings from the North Another stunning day has dawn on the Highveld in Gauteng…..and our Indian summer continues….Mother Nature did strike back for a little while and sent in some cool breezes to remind us that it is only August…..but the traditional August winds have not arrived as yet….and as my farmer mates from […]

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The Scimitar 14 Aug 2019

Warm greetings to everybody….. This past weekend I was able to experience the highs and lows, exhilaration and despair of Masters Hockey…..a special place, where the mind says that you can do what you did in your twenties….whilst the body shouts back and replies….”that was more than thirty years ago!! Never!! Slow down!!” Every year […]

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The Scimitar 7 Aug 2019

A splendid morning greeting to everybody…. We are currently experiencing a fantastic Indian summer….and I think that my body is not sure what to do….when I peep out of the window in the morning the weather and view appear to be the same as last week….but the temperature differential must be all of 10 degrees […]

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The Scimitar 1 Aug 2019

Hi there everyone….. Anyone who was at or near the North on Saturday was treated to the best of South Africa’s Scottish Pipe Bands….what a day it was….throngs of people milling around….highland dancers….bagpipes galore, with a rat-a-tat-tat of the snare drums…accompanied by the boom of the tenor and bass drums was present, in varying degrees […]

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The Scimitar 25 Jul 2019

Hello everyone… We have had some real winter weather in the last week…I trust that everyone was well wrapped up against that bitingly cold wind that seems to arrive every time there is a cold front…. Our national netball ladies acquitted themselves quite admirably at the World Cup….I think we were extremely unfortunate to land […]

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The Scimitar 18 Jul 2019

  Warm greeting to all……What a finish to the Cricket World Cup….and whilst we experienced some thrilling matches throughout the 6 weekspectacle…the best nail biter was kept to the very end….to have two teams tie in a World Cup final is absolutely crazy….afterreally allowing England through the back door with the additional 4 runs of […]

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The Scimitar 11 Jul 2019

A good morning to all…… So we see the end of our efforts in the Cricket world Cup with a win against Australia of all teams…..and while all this was concluding on the muddy island…on the African continent, near the historical pyramids, the host nation (and one of the tournament favourites), were coming to grips […]

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The Scimitar 4 Jul 2019

Well well well….Good morning from a freezing and frosty North… The wind on the 1st of the month indicated the start of official winter….from Sunday to Monday night must have had a differential of 10 or more degrees….from having a fairly relaxed and comfortable winter to two pairs of socks….and having all our winter woollies […]

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The Scimitar 26 Jun 2019

Good morning to you all from the “ice box” Another week of the Cricket World Cup has passed and South Africa have only succeeded in ensuring that they have progressed no further in the league and are now firmly placed near the base of the log….no more said….. And with the soccer AFCON starting recently….I […]

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The Scimitar 19 Jun 2019

Warm greetings to all Well well well…the Proteas have won a  match….but I am not sure how many more they will win…we just look flat and ill-prepared for the rigours of a World Cup…they seem to not be in a good mental place right now….their self belief is at a low and they don’t seem […]

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