Under African skies: Paul Simon

The Green Green Grass of Home

Silent Sunday – Table Mountain Sunset



Table Bay sunset from the summit of Table Mountain after an afternoon hike on the Platteklip Gorge Trail Cape Town, South Africa.

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There is nothing worse than hunger,’ says South Africa hero Siya Kolisi of helping townships during lockdown

The nine provinces of South Africa

Hi Mrs M
Thanks for the follow(s)

Thanks for the follow(s) # and/or’likes’

if you want to follow me, go to
(to find one or two of interest…perhaps)

and/or https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31



# Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera* in the “real world”, rather than in cyberspace!)
* By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

(get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

* or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time) #

Who says men can’t multi-task!

Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

– Colette (nice name for a girl, btw)

All the best with your blog

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“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing

Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire


Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

Pictures (great) by my old friend, John

JOHN'S PIX: Pictures (great) by my old friend John ("Jet")

my book has just been published at Amazon
Have to keep practising on the process.

Will do the paperback version + publish at https://www.kobo.com/ in a few days
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Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer”

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picture from

from my “filing system…to rescue me from sheer utter chaos – thanks, “Big G”)

“Explore, dream, discover”

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The Journey of my “Political Awakening”

South Africa: "the Beloved Country"

st-george-s-cathedralHow times have changed (from Apartheid to a New South Africa)!

A witness to history: seeing police chasing University of Cape Town (UCT) students in Wale and down Adderley street from the Liberty Life offices in Adderley St, Cape Town (at my first job)

How a South African “moegoe” (= ‘drongo’) became politically aware

(my first piece of writing – thanks Anne, my secretary, very efficient,  for typing)

see https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNR0RWYkwv3SWEcIRFVwf5C808nFPQ%3A1570327493892&ei=xUuZXb2QNoXA3LUP1J-piAQ&q=st+georges+cathedral+cape+town+police+1972&oq=st+georges+cathedral+cape+town+police+1972&gs_l=psy-ab.12…3827.9884..12310…0.2..0.240.2584.0j1j11……0….1..gws-wiz…….0i71j0i13j0i22i30j33i21j33i160j33i10i21j33i10i160.pwRvumtVMC4&ved=0ahUKEwj9htHjxYblAhUFILcAHdRPCkEQ4dUDCAs

St Georges 2

more great pics from https://www.google.com/search?q=st+george%27s+cathedral+cape+town&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNRWK1QT8pZnO0UV-acSZb_S993QnQ:1570329650147&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjZrujnzYblAhUAIbcAHe0xBkkQ_AUIEigB&biw=1280&bih=842

South Africa: Operation Fiela – Where Nothing’s Sacred, Not …

from Google searches (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)


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Look for your videos ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ somewhere on

craic (not the Irish one!)
Eureka (found it/them)!


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SA, Why Cape Town should be on yr bucket list

Sunshiny SA Site


The link above is the path to Cape Town Travel with the love expressed by those already experienced and those who made Cape Town their bucket list destination.

Simply copy and paste the link into your browser.

Share in our  love and pride for Cape Town.

Pictures from my travels…

The Splendours of Cape Town…

Robben Island Tours… Experience Nelson Mandela’s days in seclusion.

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