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Die kat is weer terug en katjie van die baan.

I’m waiting for the paint to dry. I haven’t been so patient since I breast-fed, Smallie. I keep on poking with my finger to see if it’s dry-dry, (no Richard, not THAT, the paint you fool) and it isn’t, so I’ve decided to write, for the first time since my wanderings over hill and dale in Feb of this year. But I’ve not been forgotten by my co-bloggers. Nee wat, not with Vuisboek around that makes me truly feel I know some folk better than my own and I’ve never laid eyes on dem dames before. Perhaps there is a universal collective knowing amongst people with the same name…I also feel honoured that I have been mentioned, by BOOKSA’s, walking talking dictionary of all words obscure, at some public forum, in my absence. The few pleasant times we have spoken, WTD and myself, I’ve always had to resort to the Websters after I’ve put the phone down to find out what he was actually saying, for instance, calling me the Presbyter from Paarl. Just teasing Big Ben – any publicity is good publicity so and I need you to know that the elder (if not the elderly) of the outback is back in town…Then, dearest Helen gave me a passing compliment or a sisterly klap by referring to my grand travel posts-well I haven’t been further than the Limpopo province these past few years,(for some I guess this location is exotic) so instead of being jealous of my jet set friends who traverse the globe to attend all sorts of fancy literary functions, I decided that the best way to beat them was to glamorize, Parys, Vrystaat and Newcastle, Natal and focus on the romance and not the potholes which seems to put some writers into a fizzy dizziness.(Franschoek bookie business roll on.) (more…)

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