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The Scimitar 7 Aug 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER From me, a very excited good morning to you all… Excitement you say?….how can the grumpy old man that sits in the corner speak of excitement….well, myself and close on 900 other Masters hockey players are descending on the coastal city of Durban to take part in the annual pilgrimage to the city […]

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The Scimitar 31 Jul 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER A warm and sunny good morning to everyone….. As I look across the car park…I see the first inklings of Spring….there is a slight tinge of green on the Oak trees that line the avenue down to the Tennis Club (similar to those outside my home)….and I have been able to come to […]

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The Scimitar 24 Jul 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER A warm welcome to everyone… A quick thank you to everyone for the positive input I have received over the last little while regarding the Scimitar…it appears that our weekly newsletter is more widely read than I actually ever believed…but I had a phone call from an old Club mate (who currently stays […]

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The Scimitar 17 Jul 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER A frosty fresh good morning to everyone…. Not that I want to get stuck on that dreary subject of the weather…but this is definitely the coldest winter I have experienced in quite a few years…. Phew…maybe it is the age thing catching up on me…but I tend to feel it more in my […]

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The Scimitar 10 Jul 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER A very fine good day to every one… The boot is securely on the Northern Hemisphere’s foot at the moment….I have had friends and family there (as I’m sure we all have)sending pictures of their braai’s and temperature gauges well into the 30’s…whilst we are shivering and under attack from another cold front […]

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The Scimitar 4 Jul 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER Warmest of warm greetings to you all from our frosty and freezing palace at the North Wowie…Mother Nature has come back at us with a vengeance!! After a few quiet and not too cool winters…she is now showing us who the boss is and has made it really cold…proper!! With a fair bit […]

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The Scimitar 26 Jun 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER An extra special good morning to each and all With us having made it past the Winter Solstice, means we have gone through and over the hump of the longest night in the Southern Hemisphere….and that as we welcome the new dawn, we will get flooded with just over a minute of extra […]

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The Scimitar 19 Jun 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER Warmest greeting to you all As we in South Africa fast approach the shortest day of the year, on the other side of the earth, summer gets into full swing (all three days in England) and the sporting calendar begins to really get busy…the Soccer World Cup is currently underway….we fervently await the […]

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The Scimitar 12 Jun 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER Warm Greetings to you all from a decidedly chilly office at the North… There were a trio of international sporting events that attracted most of my attention this weekend ….one directly involving our Members (and affecting plenty of their loved ones and support teams)….one with a Benoni connection that was staged in France….the […]

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The Scimitar 5 Jun 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER A fine and fresh good morning to you all, from a cold and crisp office here at the North This week is a major period of frantic activity (whilst trying to keep very calm and relaxed) for a very large contingent of our runners…who make the “groot trek” to Pietermaritzburg in the heart […]

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