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The Scimitar 16 Oct 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER Hi there to everyone Although this past weekend was a complete hash as far organised sport was concerned…..as the earth around Gauteng was welcoming with relief the first rains of summer…and how magic it is….the ground is soft underfoot…plants have literally grown new shoots overnight, the grass is a shade greener…the trees foliage […]

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The Scimitar 9 Oct 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER Back at my desk at the North….so a warm welcome from a sunny North…. I have found that as the number reflecting my summers spent on earth has grown….time appears to pass quicker than it did in the past…when I was in primary school, it seemed to take forever for a week to […]

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The Scimitar 3 Oct 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER A warm and humid good morning from an island off equatorial Africa…. Today…I do not look out on the beautiful avenue of oaks at the North….but rather from a hot and humid Zanzibar…where I am fortunate enough to be spending a family holiday…pristine white powdery beaches…aquamarine blue seas..and balmy holiday weather to match […]

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The Scimitar 26 Sep 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER A friendly welcome to all on this beautiful day…. The weather has been getting more “summery” every day…which I’m sure you all know is my favourite time of the year…I definitely am a “rugby, braaivleis, sunny skies and Chevrolet” man…some of our older members will remember the words and will possibly be humming […]

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The Scimitar 19 Sep 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER A stunning good morning to everyone… Looking outside, the change in my surroundings is amazing….the oak trees that line the avenue to the Tennis Club…have changed from stark and austere winter tree skeletons into beautiful creatures of Spring…..filled with their early vivid green foliage…a transformation that I did not expect to see a […]

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The Scimitar 11 Sep 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER A hearty good morning to you all On the analysis of the weather forecasts for last week, they got it pretty close…I don’t think I really expected the sheer velocity and chill factor of the wind that came sweeping through on the weekend…but they had forecast cooler weather and so it definitely was….but […]

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The Scimitar 4 Sep 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER A fine and fresh good morning to everyone… Despite the calendar showing me that it is early in September…there is still a decided chill around…I saw the throngs of people descending on the public pool on Saturday…and was pretty convinced that I definitely wasn’t going to be the first to break the “ice” […]

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The Scimitar 14 Aug 2018

BNSC NEWSLETTER A bright and breezy good morning to everyone After the weekend away at the Hockey Masters Tournament, I think I need a long weekend to recover….an absolute blast of a weekend…it was marvellous to see plenty of old friends and acquaintances, met and made a few new ones too….played hockey of an excellent […]

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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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