Category: Archive

Babes do it better

In parts of the English speaking world builders and plumbers in loose trousers, when bending down for tricky tasks, show what’s known as ‘builders bum,’ or more politely rear-end cleavage....

Books, bookshelves and TV

You can buy false bookshelves these days by the metre in length. Commentators and experts being interviewed on TV or Zoom and stuff almost always have books behind them to...

And now for something different

With all that’s going on in the world today, it might be time to look at peculiarities, the off-beat and the humour prevailing in past and present times. Exactly 50...

Youngsters to save the world …

  Smoking very bad. War very bad. The Great Plague very bad. Most things very bad in the olden days. It’s different now! In Afghanistan, starving children are sold to...

A litany of scandals

So it’s just two years since our playboy ‘Ginimbi’ Kadungure died in his Rolls Royce on the way home from all night revelling and drinking at his now closed Harare...

The Ukraine factor

Former British envoy to Zimbabwe Deborah Bronnert, now ambassador in Moscow, is summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry over British involvement in Ukraine. Maria Zhakarova, one of Putin’s main spokespeople,...

Here and there, the way it is

Zimbabwe has draconian public order laws and enforcers often exceed them in breach of protection in the constitution HERE: Ahead of elections early next year, opposition gatherings are banned or disrupted willy-nilly,...

Plodding on …

  Government ministers in Zimbabwe admit that underpaid rank and file soldiers and military personnel on duty – and the police as well – are getting worse food rations than...

Don’t get sick

  Don’t get sick in Zimbabwe unless there’s hard currency at hand for private care. Public health is a death trap, Go in standing up and come out in a...

Daddy Long Legs and the dinosaurs

A spider fell into the bath tub and couldn’t get out. Daddy Long Legs, we used to call them when we were kids. I gently got him out on a...