Monthly Archives: February 2011

Camping with your son can be intense

“Please, dad, please,” begged six-year-old Khwezi. I couldn’t say no. His school had arranged a father-and-son camping night on Saturday. An exercise in bonding, they said. My idea of a bonding exercise is a martini or six. Trying to fall … Continue reading

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Bono Vs Hofmeyr: the rap battle

I’m at the Jukskei River and I’m in trouble. Deep Trouble. I woke up on Valentine’s Day to find a bar of expensive nougat on my pillow. A secret admirer must have slipped into my room because The Shrink and … Continue reading

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Taking the sushiitake out of Kenny

Dear Mr Kenny Kunene, I have a business proposal you’re going to eat up. What does everybody love? What can’t people get enough of? What is the ninth wonder of the world? Let me give you a clue: it starts … Continue reading

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Crouching tiger, hidden rabbit dad

Rachel has spread tomato sauce on the walls and emptied shampoo into the fish tank. Khwezi is on a Spur mission. “Can we go to the Spur?” No. “Can we go to the Spur?” No. “Can we go to the … Continue reading

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