Just gets up my nose...........................

“Good news I was counted for the Census”  

Think I have been really good for a while now (even if I say so myself) regards not stirring the pot when it comes to Ex-pats, but must say it’s really lovely to see all those rats that jumped the sinking ship supporting the team of the country that they in fact don’t support anymore by fact they left for greener pastures, safer shores or whatever excuse makes them feel better about abandoning the land of their birth.

Now while I know there were a number of Genuine Bok supporters who left the shores of South Africa to go and watch the Boks (they did however come back) many of the so called fans in the stands are in fact “When We’s” people who decided that a Black government was in fact not what they actually wanted and ran away.
It does not make sense to me that you paint your face in SA flag colours, you wear Supporters gear, wave the SA flag with gusto and sing Nkosi Sikelela Africa with patriotic fervour  but you have left the very country you purport to love..............So throw away all things South African and embrace your new homes and country with all the fervour you show (only when it suits you) the Bokke. The IQ of SA as well as the country you have moved to has improved.      

So  did you see the look on Pococks face when he was being penalised by Craig Joubert (take note how ref properly Lawrence) it was “Bryceless”. At least the RWC final has a South African in the middle, Craig Joubert has been given the honour of refereeing the All Blax VS France. So since 1995 we have had either a team or ref involved in the Finals of the RWC (Andre Watson was the ref in 1999 and 2003). A good poster that I saw in the AB VS Aus game was “Pocock VS Woodcock..............Our Cock is bigger than yours”    

So Brother leader is dead (caught like a rat in a aquaduct), that’s another one we can tick off, who is next (JuJu or Bryce Lawrence), seems he was hiding   

I see the Face book rapist has been sentenced to 50 years for rape etc...........good one, but now I read that this shit is threatening to kill himself. “Thabo Bester, do me and society a huge favour and don’t threaten it, JUST DO IT” , it will save myself as well as other selected taxpayers  having to waste money on sending you to jail, housing, feeding and clothing your sorry ass.
Had a busy week this week, JHB, PE, EL, PE in space of 6 days,  “3000kms, 3 cities, 11 shows and coming to a factory near you soon”. Got to see mom and dad on Monday so that was great. I have seen some wierd shit in my life but have to admit my head spun as i drove pasth this scene and just had to go back and take a photo.............its a thin Vibracrete wall that the dog is standing on and to make it harder the wind was pumping. 

Talk about being lazy this gent was measuring a distance between two points at a factory we had to do the Ergonomics play at. I am still running and getting fitter, but looking at this headline from yesterday (Saturday 22nd) it would seem that Jogging may not add extra years to your life................... “Five people died and one was injured when a car drove into a group of joggers in Midrand, on Saturday morning”.

Sports this weekend saw the Aussies edge out Wales 21/18 in the Bronze medal playoff, seems the Welsh rue the fact that they again did not have a recognised (or should I say accurate kicker on the team) as they lost 3 Games this RWC due to crap place kicking, most importantly the game against France that would have seen them in the Final against The All Blax. Well as much as I wanted, prayed, cajoled and pleaded the French were unable to beat the All Blax in the Final and lost by 1 lousy point 8/7 was the final score. 
Currie Cup semi finals saw the Cheetahs once again grab defeat from the jaws of victory and lost narrowly to the Sharks and the Lions stunned WP by booking a place in next week’s Final. The Proteas managed to score 303 in their 50 0vers at St Georges, I came home before the Aussies started to bat but as I write this the score is  86 for 2

It was amazing to see how many Half Blax were wearing ALL BLAX jersey’s but were shouting for the Protea’s, now I just don’t get it, don’t support the boks but support the cricket team.......Is it just me or does that seem Dof ???  

Well that’s it for this week but I leave you with this, what do you get if you mix PMS with A GPS? .......”A moody bitch who will find you”

Oh no I nearly forgot, Next Saturday our great friends Jeanelle and David are getting married, unfortunately we are unable to get to Clarens but we will be there in spirit. Jeanelle and David, the Village Idiot wishes you a very long, happy and wonderful life together, sorry we can’t be there but we Love you guys and hope to see you soon. XXXXXXX.


does not make Census

The National Census is on the go and I have not been counted yet, and quite frankly  starting to feel a little left out. Seen plenty of cars being driven around with Census 2011 on side of car and  yellow clad counters aimlessly wandering the streets but as yet not been visited to be asked the 72 questions that are filled in the form with a pencil...............”A pencil” surely you can then erase answers to suit what you need for the Census to show ?? for instance you can manipulate the info to show that whites still earn more money than blacks and this info will then be used by the government to push through tougher BBE legislation. ...............anyway let’s see if they have counted me by next week.   
We have an alarm clock with four legs..............Black cat or ‘Bitch” as we prefer to call her wakes us up every morning  pre dawn with a noise that sounds like Casper the ghost being put through a sawmill.  It’s not too bad on weekdays when one needs to get up anyway but on weekends and public holidays it’s a pain in the ass. Bitch is hungry and needs to have her cat food from a tin otherwise she will moan and groan enough to wake the dead. And when you feed her she sucks up the food like a underwater vacuum sucking up diamonds on the Namibian coast  sea bed, she just about inhales the food (I don’t think it even touches sides) as my mate Meat bomb would say “it goes down like a homesick mole”

Well enough how I wake up in the morning, although I must say its Lekker to be waking up and it’s  actually light outside and you don’t need a searchlight to find were you work, soon it will be light early and dark late......................oh happy days 

My mom’s time here has gone really fast, with the weather this week not being really conducive to the beach, high winds , cold and rain have seen to that. But I believe mom has enjoyed her time here In PE and that it won’t be to long before we see both her and dad in the Windy/Friendly city.

The more astute of you would have realised that last week i was pretty pissed at the Bokke bowing out of the RWC at the Q/final stage, to be honest still pissed off, but will eventually get over it .I just hope that Bryce “The F%$#ing Cheat”  Lawrence comes to ref a match in PE as I want to be there, will be a rough time for that Asshole when next he sets foot in SA

Monday in PE was 39.6 degrees , highest ever recorded October temperature and very close to being the highest on record. Shit it was Hot. Sunday also not bad, the temp was scorching. Tania and i went to Kini Bay and it was HOT. Monday Tania and I took a beer and a cooler or two and went to SARDS, I have not been there for ages and was shocked at how much the sand has encroached on the road and parking area. Decided to run down the dune (no problem) to the beach and then run back up (a bit of a problem). Was a glorious evening and definitely Millers time...........Hell we live in an awesome city.     

 Tuesday afternoon I rode to Aliwal North to do training with Eskom Wednesday and Thursday. Went via Craddock as never been on that road before, was not the best decision as stop and goes put an extra hour on the trip and as it is Aliwal is 505/550kms from PE depending on the route. Is always nice to go a different route as you see parts of SA that u usually don’t get to see. Must say that I enjoyed going past a farm sign (sorry hurtling past at 160 so did not stop to take a photo) that says Daggaboer.....hell is it now legal in SA? No one sent me the frikken memo.  

Craddock is KAK (really thought would be nicer) and the less I say about Hofmeyer the better, unless I equate the place to the singer? I do have to say though there is something rather lekker about riding into a small 1 burro village on a large motorcycle with ACDC “ Spoiling for a fight” playing in your helmet, your just waiting for some child to give you kak so you can sort them out. Steyensburg has seen better days and Burgersdorp has 2 distinct areas Poor and the not so Poor.

I have said it before and if I haven’t then I should have, there is nothing better than riding a big bike on a long stretch of road with the sun shining and blue skies. Depending on what direction your going in there is always a biker at your side behind you or in front of you and if he is in front you can never seem to catch him. There is something about riding long distance that clears the mind and somehow manages to make all the shit in your life disappear (even  if only  for that trip). Aliwal North is not that brilliant but the River Lodge was very nice, especially the pub and grill on the banks of the Orange River. Wednesday and Thursday I had to train and on Thursday I had to wait till 11.30am to start training as the Big bosses from Eskom head office needed to speak to the Aliwal North Staff, so I woke up late, had a leisurely breakfast took a couple of photos (as you can see its illegal to buy a Chameleon in Aliwal North), found a internet Cafe (of sorts ) to be at Eskom by 10am (as that was the time I was told I would start) and had to wait an hour and a half under the tree working on my computer “Only in Africa”    

Left Aliwal 3;30pm and rode like the bike was stolen to make sure that I was not home to late, riding in the dark via mountain passes is not a favourite pastime of mine. Apart from a  little wind and a smattering for rain the ride was nice and really enjoyed the ride and enjoyed a couple of the mountain sections that I did manage to go over in daylight
Friday was company medical  and as I have been exercising for the last month thought would be a doddle. Eyes ok, hearing ok (left ear not as good as the right one), no sugar in the water (darn cant pee on my corn flakes) and no traces of drugs in the system. Then the nurse took my blood pressure and it was off the charts, so we waited a little and took it again and while better was still not great, so she would not let me do the lung test as she thought I would have a heart attack, told her was just stress, because I am not overweight, I am running, I don’t eat lots of fatty and oily foods. Anyway have to see a Dr and see what the problem is.  Ryan and I then had to present a industrial theatre about e-waste  to the big wigs of VWSA which they liked so looks like we will be travelling around presenting  the play this and next year.        
The guy at the bike shop that my bike has shares in says he may have someone who is interested in buying the Triumph for a good price, if he does , will sell and then I want to buy a Harley. Been a dream to own one and seeing that  am having a ‘mid life crisis” and I don’t like Ferrari’s, a Harley would be great. Still haven’t found a design of a tattoo that I like, so I have not had it done as yet.     
Still running, in fact this week I said screw Iron man I am going to do the “Stephen man” and ran from the Eastern cape to the Free State.............dit was maklik (it r easy for you pommie subscribers) due to the fact that all I had to do was run across the Bridge at Aliwal North and I was in the Free State. Seems that lady luck is smiling on me and I am now in line to  to be signed off on SAMTRAC at the end of November, lots of work to do.

Now if I had not read the following I would never have believed it, but I checked and it’s true      

(ANALYSIS)-An African record has been set as Zambia’s new President Michael Sata poured shame on his neighbour Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe assigning the second most powerful governmental post to an indigenous white Zambian, Paul Scott, something Mugabe would not do. Unlike Zimbabwe, for Zambia it is not the colour of one’s skin or a military record that defines a leader, but rather proven competency to lead that counts. “This is a strategic appointment which demonstrates how far Sata has embraced the diversity of the Zambian society and is going to reap the benefits of diversity. Sata has set an example for the region which is composed of various ethnic groups who together uniquely make up what Southern Africa is today, and that example should certainly emulated,” Leeds based political analyst Kisitor Ngong said.

 Paul Scott was born in 1944 in Livingstone and did his education in Zambia and the then Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe before heading to England’s elite educational institution Cambridge University. Paul Scott’s appointment and the smooth transition of power in Zambia make mockery of their neighbours Zimbabwe where Mugabe refused to hand over power after losing the presidential election to his opponent Morgan Tsvangirai in 2008 and subsequently blocked the appointment to the Cabinet of Roy Bennett, a white Zimbabwean politician from the opposition MDC-T party on the mere grounds of racial hatred.  Along with the issue of racial tolerance, Zambia has set a record first in election conduct and also demonstrated how easily of power can be transferred with neither conflict nor bloodshed something unheard of just across the border in Zimbabwe since Independence in 1980. Michael Sata becomes number five in a long line of presidents who have swiftly swapped office one after the other in Zambia since the country’s Independence: Kenneth Kaunda, Fredrick Chiluba, Levy Mwanawasa, Rupiah Banda, unlike Zimbabwe where Mugabe has remained the sole supreme leader for the past 31 years over the country which has seen devastating  economic and political instability during his tenure.

 Sata’s own party The Patriotic Front-(PF) ironically also carries similarities with Mugabe’s ZANU PF but the similarities are in the acronym. While sata’s party has barely existed for 10 years, it seems to have learnt from Mugabe’s ZANU PF party’s mistakes which has yet been in existence for almost half a century. The similarities in name may also suggest that Sata decided to create a better ZANU PF from across the border scooping the lessons from all of Mugabe’s mistakes.  Zimbabwe has been characterised by shocking political violence directed on Mugabe’s political opponents, both black and white citizens who have suffered the same fate although more victimisation was in recent years directed towards the latter as Mugabe seized their farm properties. Even the former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda commenting on the recent issue of the honouring of liberation heroes in the renaming of airports defined Sata as a real leader. He is quoted saying:
 “I am saying to him and through him to all Zambians, thank you for this honour. It shows clearly that this new President is the President of the people, he knows where we come from; he knows what struggle we went through and now he is recognising those who participated in that great struggle for independence of Zambia,” Dr Kaunda said. “It’s not for me to say whether or not I deserve that recognition, what we should know is that he is President of the Republic of Zambia. There have been other presidents before him they didn’t think of that, he is a nationalist man, he knows what we did for that struggle, he also knows what we did after the struggle. So he is recognising our contribution to the fight for independence, to the development of Zambia.” Dr Kaunda said he did not expect the honour which came as a surprise, saying he was greatly touched by the gesture. A Zimbabwean commentator in diaspora, England, commented saying, “ This appointment may be a positive for management reasons in (not only) Zambia but a yard stick for racial tolerance for Africa at large. If you diagnose the current economic melt down and political intolerance in Zimbabwe, it was the major factor in Ian Smith’s fear of  majority rule.  Majority rule without human rights is secondary to minority rule with basic life essentials and right to life. “The current political intolerance in Zimbabwe beggars belief and is not doing any service to Zimbabwe’s status in the region. It makes you inferior to your neighbours and worldwide.” (and its only taken them 50 years to realise that its not about colour, its who can do the job) 

A couple of Blogs back I posted a picture of Santa’s helper setting up the Xmas grotto at Game, was telling a client about this and she told me that a friend of hers had a girlfriend who had  told him she  had a phobia for “little people”. He decided to test this out as he was not that convinced of her story. He took her to the very same store and did not tell her that a “little person” worked there. As they came round a corner they bumped into wee man and she fainted, wee man wanted to help her but just made it worse, must have been hilarious to see..............No don’t know if she is still going out with guy or not, but I am guessing she has not seen Lord of the Rings.   

RWC Semi  finals this weekend saw the following results.  The stuttering French beat a 14 man Wales after their Captain was sent off for a spear tackle, Alain Rolland will not be very welcome in Wales, that’s for sure, the Welsh are pissed off, “yeah we know how you feel”. An interesting point is that 60 000 people filled the Millennium Stadium in Wales to watch the game on big screen, not many countries could manage that. New Zealand beat the Aussies 20/6 giving  us an  All Black Vs France final. Wonder who will show up next Sunday as the French are like a lie detector test (all over the place). At this point it however looks like the All Blax will win the RWC which is exactly what the IRB , paddy O Brien and Bryce Lawrence wanted. 

In the Currie Cup the Cheetahs beat the Griquas, the Pumas got a 43/18 smack and the Sharks massacred the lions 53/9. So next week’s semi finals are The Sharks VS the Cheetahs and WP Vs The Lions. Next weekend is a heavy sports weekend, 2 x Currie Cup Semi finals, 1 3rd VS 4th RWC playoff a RWC Final and Australia VS SA (cricket)in PE.....................Hope I can get permission to go and watch all those games.   
The EP Kings lost against Boland for a place in the Currie Cup, lost 2 games the whole season (both to Boland) so now it’s back to the drawing board for Luke Watson and his men. I see that the Protea’s under leadership of Hashim  Amla lost the 1st 20/20 game.....not that I am that bothered to be honest as I have lost interest in SA cricket, although I will go and watch them play Australia at St Georges park next weekend. Oh Ja eventually got Tania’s Hammock up this Saturday.
Got a busy week this week ahead, Fly up to Joburg later today (Sunday), fly back early Tuesday morning (red eye flight) to go straight to BASF to do work, Wednesday work in PE and then that afternoon go to East London. Back from there Friday early as have work to do 1t 12 at Aspen on Friday. As I said busy a week .    
Well that’s about it for now, except to ask this question: If a lawyer takes a case for a Porn Star, is he doing it pro bono ??  


The monkey says it best.

I am so pissed off at the Boks going out of the RWC due to  shitty coaching, the use of ageing and kak players as well as inept refereeing that there wil be no Blog this week. Mr De Villiers, Smit , du Preez and Bryce lawrence. The Orangutan say it all 

Its going to end badly

Words of wisdom that we don’t always listen to. I am going to take you back a while when dinosaurs roamed the earth and I actually had hair on my head.......Yes I know a long long time ago. Schools those days had a problem  about the length of hair that male students were allowed to have, actually I would have fitted in well if I had of sported my present day haircut then. Of course we all wanted long hair  so as to be more attractive to the female species,  over the holidays we would use any method possible to grow our hair as long as we could (December holidays were the best, as they were the longest). My mates and I would go to extraordinary lengths to achieve the goal of having the longest hair. Fertilizers, Chicken shit as well as special shampoos were used to achieve this goal.....sometimes a combination of all 3 would be concocted.  

“I had hair”  and  Tania reminded me not to long ago that I had been so cocky about having a double whirl of hair and I would never go bald. My mom told me that when I was born (and remember I was born premature) that I had hair down to my shoulders, I suppose I should be grateful that I did not go the full term otherwise I would have come out looking like Chewbacca the Wookie from Star wars. 

Going to the hairdresser was always an adventure for me.........why? Well I would always try to find the cheapest haircut I could so that I could use any spare monies for nefarious activities such as buying smokes, old brown sherry or playing pinball (for my friends of course). Therein lay the problem, because to find a cheap haircut you had to subject yourself to the whims of the trainees who were doing there apprenticeship in the “Hair today gone tomorrow” boutique. You knew you were in trouble when the person that was tasked to cut your hair was called Thumbs and asked you how the hair clippers worked. I am surprised that  I still have two ear’s as part of the training was to see if the trainee hair molester could extract the clippers from your hair or body part without having to call emergency services, (sometimes the clippers would get caught in your hair and a body part and this would entail a lesson from the senior hairdresser to all the trainees)  .........the one time the young lady  managed to get the clippers caught in my fringe and left ear............. and all this to save R2 or R3 (ok in those days it was a lot of money)

The one time my mom cut my hair with a all in one comb/scissors/razor contraption, I think the advertising slogan was something like “Battle tested during the inquisition” Anyway mom decided that we would save the R5 or R6 and that she would “style” my hair. I just had a feeling that it was not going to turn out right and was I right “Yes I was” I looked like I had been attacked by the whole cast of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The birds”. I suppose it also did not help that at the time my mom liked to drink a tad more than the average suburban housewife.

After I looked in the bathroom mirror and had finished crying I persuaded my mom to let me go to a hairdresser so it could be fixed up. With these words ringing in my ears I left the house “tell the hairdresser I cut it and I will kill you”. The woman of course asked me who had attacked my head with blunt hedge cutters (no weed eaters in those days). I told her it was my sister who at the time was probably 8 (come to think of it she would have done a better job). The lady basically shaved my head, so the “style” I got was the Belsen/Auschwitz look, as I gave the lady the R5 she said to me if you promise not to tell anyone that I cut your hair you can keep the money................. “As bad as my hair was the R5 was better.”

Talking about my mom she arrived from Gauteng on Monday and it’s great to have her here, have not spent more than a couple of days with here for many years so next 2 weeks going to be lekker (no I will not be asking her to cut my hair, that I leave to my Nigerian drug lord friend near the harbour who for R20 gives me a reasonable hair shave). Mom seems to be enjoying herself and are having a Braai today (Sunday) with family. Well we mentioned the B word and guess what it Rained and its cold. The Dunkley family should not mention words Braai or Beach as its almost guaranteed that the weather will be kak. So we had a  “Let’s pretend we live on a wet and cold Island” Braai , had to use the Skottel, which is really not a Braai, but it’s better than nothing. As u can see Ryan and I look really impressed with the fact we are having a “island braai”  
I surprised myself as well as a few other people and my legs as I  continued with the running this week, I also started to ride Gabby’s bike. I am determined to get fit this summer as well as get a good tan and look like I am in shape (other than round), may look at playing Tennis with my friend Cindy as I can’t find a venue to play squash that does not cost a arm and a leg to join. Not really good at tennis but will be better than nothing, apparently Cindy was good, so it may just be an ass kicking. We are still playing pool on a Thursday so we are getting better and I must say I do enjoy it.    

Great news: Clarens won the Media 24 Tourism town of the year, just shows you how the Village Idiot was dragging the village down. “I leave and good things happen”. It’s great to see that Clarens has eventually cracked the nod over other tourism Mecca’s in the area like Marquard, Clocolan and Senekal. Well done to all those that over the years have contributed to ensuring that Clarens won this well deserved but overdue recognition..................While I love Living in PE there will always be a special place in my heart for the village.  
I say thanks to all that have contributed over the years because I truly believe that the village and the course that it has taken has been shaped by many individuals who over the years have just pushed the village that one step further to be able to achieve the accolade of Tourism town/ village of the year. It started way back with the de Leeuws who started what was perhaps the  first guest house in the area, that being Bon souvenir and it was from the stoep of this guest house that Titanic rock was named. The village sort of muddled  along  with its first hotel  “The Maluti mountain lodge” being built by Jannie van Wyk in the 1960’s. (The hotel was originally going to be built on the Kgubestwana side of Clarens, however sanity prevailed) When the first tar road between Bethlehem and Clarens was completed the village got a little more popular. In the 1980’s a Mr Wepener built Cinderella’s castle out of 50 000 bottles (he died an alcoholic....nah just joking) and it was to become an institution (that is still enquired about today) until it being demolished in 1998. The Brownlee’s bought the Maluti lodge and became champions for tourism in the village as did Bruce Weyers who has as passion about Clarens like no other that I know (other than myself of course). Garth Brooks also in his own way contributed to tourism in the village  and recently a tourism forum that was established with the cream of Clarens getting involved that will see the Village benefitting and not self interest. This has taken the village into another level that will see it embrace the future with a positive attitude. So well done to all those past present and future that love the village and want to see it succeed.   

Petrol going up to over R10 a litre from next Wednesday, that’s the  3rd increase in a row, this due to a decrease in the value of the R against the Dollar as well as higher crude oil prices........can only mean harder times for us “the poor people”. Next Wednesday  also see’s the Dunkley family having  been in SA for 39 years, need to send my dad an SMS to say thanks for taking me off the island and giving me the chance to be more than just a fighting chance at life.     

I don’t have M-Net at home (we are a “can only afford  Top TV” family at the moment) but I know that IDOLS SA is down to its last 3 and on Tuesday they had an elimination to vote another out to leave the top 2. I think the top 3 are Dave, Mark and Cashandra (I may be wrong here regards names) I have seen the show once or twice when I have been away from home and while my friend Cindy thinks that Dave is the bomb and should win my mom on the other hand thinks he looks like a psycho who could take out a gun and shoot his audience at any moment........From what I have seen  or  heard I think all 3 sound shit...................but I am from an era of great artists like Freddie Mercury, Elton, John, Annie Lennox, Mark Knopfler, Angus Young etc etc.” Newsflash”   it seems that Dave and Mark are going to battle it out for the honour of SA Idol this year seeing that the coloured girl was voted off.   

This Wednesday was not a blue Monday more like a Woeful  Wednesday, decided to go VWSA and spend the day with one of my colleagues who overseas contractor control . 6kms from Volkswagen the scooter drive belt snapped, so after pushing the scooter for 2kms If I thought I had my exercise for the day I was wrong as I walked at least 10kms doing contractor inspections, was fun though as I learnt a few things, need to get out of the office more often as I want to start getting more involved with contractors and construction.     
Missed meeting “Mashiniwam” Jacob Zuma this week by half an hour, he was due at Volkswagen at 2pm but he was held up at Coega and by the time I had left at 2.45pm he had as yet not arrived. The entire Eastern Cape traffic department and the SAP however had. Don’t think I have seen as many traffic cops since the world cup last year. Amazing how they always manage to dig up extra staff when a big wig is around. 

Some of you may remember that we have a bunny rabbit called sweetie that has made herself at home and has become part of the family. Sweetie is malting at the moment which puts a whole new meaning to the word “dust bunnies”.

The Boks beat Samoa or (perhaps we should re-name them Samoaners) and the asshole of a Welsh referee on Friday, the score was 13/5 so we are in the Q/finals............we did not score a point in the second half. The Samoans came out to piss us off and I have to take my hat off to the Boks, by not losing their cool. Jones also decided that to level the playing fields he needed to send John Smit off for legally going for an intercept that according to this Northern Hemisphere sheep shagger was a deliberate knock ( surely a warning was in order, after all the Samoans came to play “Thugby” and it took a touch judge to recommend that enough was enough and it was in fact a rugby game and not a boxing tournament.) I see the Samoans are saying the ref was a racist, was I watching the same game, he was so much on the Samoans side it was not funny.  Russia went down 68/22 to Australia but played very well in the second half of the game.  Tonga caused an upset by beating France in their last match of the RWC, New Zealand and France now go through to the Q finals from that group.

Daniel Carter has been ruled out of the RWC so like us losing Francois Steyn to a shoulder injury the New Zealanders have also been dealt a severe blow. England just managed to sneak past Scotland 16/12 with Chris Ashton scoring a late try. The All Blax beat the Canadians 79/15 and the Argentineans beat Georgia 25/7.   The Welsh gave Fiji a smack 66/0 and now just watching the Italy VS Ireland game to see who we will play in the Quarters (Ireland won 36/6). So its New Zealand VS Argentina; England VS France;  Boks VS Australia and  Wales VS Ireland  interesting to  see that the Poms who have had a lacklustre tournament (once again) could see themselves in the Semi’s once again. Our game against Australia is on Sunday 9 October @7am. So it looks like a North VS South Final is on the cards and should New Zealand be in the finals against the Poms i will have to swallow my pride and shout for the All Blax..............I do not want the Poms to win the RWC. 
Took mom for a tour of historical PE on Saturday and was nice to spend some 1 on 1 time with her, we went to the Football stadium, Donkin reserve, central, St Georges park and the cricket ground as well as going to the Horse memorial.  

Currie cup  this weekend  saw the Bulls  beat the Puma’s, the Sharks lost to WP 15/10 and the Cheetahs managed to grab a draw from the jaws of victory for the second time this season they were 25/5 up with 15 minutes to go and the Lions came back at them to draw the match 25 all (suppose it does not help if you have 14 men for the last 10 minutes as well) The log stands at Lions, Sharks , Cheetahs , Province, Bulls, Griqua’s, Puma’s, Leopards . 

Well that’s it for this week, doing some Industrial theatre on Monday at BASF and then training on Tuesday, Wed and Thursday.
Have a great one

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