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Monday, 14 November 2005
First frost

frost

This is the first frost of this winter, as seen from my bedroom window this morning.

I didn’t manage to post last night as I had a difficult and long drive back to Ashby. On route I managed to catch an interesting program which reveals (contrary to popular experience?) that some Seffricans have a sense of humour (part 1):

Can jokes bring down a government? Was laughter in under apartheid just the sound of the fiddle being scraped as the country burned? In all the years that I’ve been travelling to South Africa and seeing comedy there I’ve watched comics negotiating a minefield with what would make people laugh. I’ve laughed at comics on the edge of a dilema, not of taste and good politics as in the UK, but on the edge of life, safety and humanity.

I have enjoyed reading bluemeanie’s Rememberance Week postings this past week, with her photographs from her school trip to Ypres in Belgium.

Posted by bigblue on 14/11/2005 at 09:03 PM
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