Thursday, April 12, 2007

Rhodesia Is Super

Back in the ‘good old days’, I was forced to save my frugal pocket money for Christmas and Birthday presents for my mother who resided in the UK. Trying to get something for nothing was impossible, so it was really taxing to find what you can buy for 30 cents (three weeks pocket money or 6 bottles of Coca –Cola).
Amazingly, some of the stuff I sent my mother kept. The other day she posted me one of these presents back. It was a set of 6 copper coasters. Two are missing but I just had to photograph one of them and let you see it.



Meanwhile- thanks to Carol, the visits to my Blog are really taking off. This lady took the effort to read the lot in one sitting and then promote it on www.gumtree.com
Many thanks.

Also, I notice that the comments are starting to pick up. Me want lots and lots. With reference to the last two comments – I didn’t spot the unique spelling on the other sign for Rock Duimmies. Duimmies? Who is the dummy here? Just in case I checked it out:

There are no dictionary entries for rock duimmies, but rock is spelled correctly.

No results for: rock duimmies

Did you mean rock dummies?

I dunno. I didn’t write the sign! I most certainly won’t be tempted to eat it either, whatever it is.



As for sunsets, that was taken about 6 weeks ago. So here are a couple taken yesterday. Along with the sunset,I saw something really cool. We get the occasional Harbour Porpoise swimming past but just as the sun set there was an entire school of maybe 30 of them frolicking about for at least 45 minutes. Too far for the pocket camera, but I watched for a while through binoculars. As a matter of interest, the cave next door to mine is rented out as self-catering holiday holes. Email me if you interested.

MORE NEWS OF VITAL INTEREST

No, I have not finished the book. However I am working really hard at it. BUT, halleluiah, my computer is fixed! A very nice man in South Carolina finally solved the problem. It turned out I had to untick the box ‘High Resolution’ and everything would be fine. Sadly, he was a little too late as I had already called in an expert from Rhodesia. He, not having a bloody clue what I had for a problem, soon noticed what he had for a problem and swiftly converted my P.C. into a standard Rhodie model with smooth flow technology and throw up out the window home edition soft in the head ware.


Catch ya later.
Best regards, Lore

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lore,

Firstly the coaster brought back plenty of memories - wow! Thanks for that, and mades me think of all the presents I have stashed away from my 2 kids - amazing what Mothers cherish hey!

Thanks for the new sunset pics - really stunning!! - and the info on your next door neighbour - will definitely keep that info tucked away in the memory banks, and will definitely e-mail you if and when I get the chance to have a nice relaxing holiday watching sunsets like you have been blessed to watch.

Anonymous said...

P.S Especially from a cave - that would definitely make for interesting sunsets I am sure!
Hey hope there aren't any bears or cavemen hibernating in it!

Anonymous said...

P.P.S Oophs, cancel the bear - forgot which country you are in!!
hahahaha!!!

Fiona said...

You don't suppose they have the same sorta touristy shmuck, but this time with a picture of Bob on it rather than an elephant, say on a mouse mat with 'Bob is super'..do they...perish the thought.

Elmur Fudd said...

Hey-I used to have a t-shirt with that elephant on it....I think it was given to a piccanini when I grew out of it.....
Anyways, nice blog you have here.

Africannabis said...
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Africannabis said...

Snap Elma - me too - gave pause for some strong emotion...

Anonymous said...

l feel sorry for all of you; LOL. Rhodesia is gone, whatever it was... a crazy white mans utopia built on the bleeding back of black people.
Thank God for Zimbabwe.
Thank God for Robert.G.MUgabe
Thank God for Martin Luther King Jr
Thank God for Nelson Mandela
Thank God for all people black and white who have stood up for human freedom and justice and make all the people on this web-site into what there really are-racist shitheads!!!
FUCK Rhodesia!!!!

Anonymous said...

Your coaster was just what I was looking for. 4 of us were the original "Super Girls" who were appointed by the Rhodesia National Tuorist Board to promote Rhodesian Tourism in SA during the terrorist was in 1976. We were all issued with T-shirts with the elephant logo in different colours and wore them proudly as part of our uniform. Rhodesia WAS super! We have wonderful memories and just feel so desperately sorry for all those people who have suffered so much under Mugabe! What a shame such a beautiful country has been destroyed - all for power and obscene greed!

Beautiful sunset pics - I love sunsets too!

Proud to be an ex-Rhodesian

Anonymous said...

And it's good that things are going so well there now.

Anonymous said...

At least when it was Rhodesia it was an actual country, now it's just for zanu pf to plunder and pillage from blacks and whites. I feel sorry for everyone that lives there now, unless you are close to mugabe, then you can just go steal anything you want.

@Anonymous said...

l feel sorry for all of you; LOL. Rhodesia is gone, whatever it was... a crazy white mans utopia built on the bleeding back of black people.
Thank God for Zimbabwe.
Thank God for Robert.G.MUgabe
Thank God for Martin Luther King Jr
Thank God for Nelson Mandela
Thank God for all people black and white who have stood up for human freedom and justice and make all the people on this web-site into what there really are-racist shitheads!!!
FUCK Rhodesia!!!!

7:03 PM

Fuck you, you are an idiot, that has nothing to do with racism, as mugabe killed the whites as well. You obviously know jack shit about the country or those terrorist bastards!

Karl (aka Lore) said...

A little warning. This site is satire, parody, tongue in cheek, history and all sorts. What it is NOT is a place for people to slag each other off regarding the Rise and Fall of Rhodesia and (paradoxically) Zimbabwe. I hope to show this in another book in a type of Blackaddar parody. I will leave this comment – but will block anything going off at even more of a slanderous, insulting and petty bickering. In a nutshell – Trolling not allowed.

Anonymous said...

I was also one of the original "Super Girls" proudly promoting Rhodesian tourism in SA. Proud to be ex-Rhodesian! It was a "super" country! Looking through some boxes of memorabilia the other day of days gone by, I found my "Rhodesia is Super" elephant T-shirt. Brought back lovely memories. The four of us girls had lots of fun.