Netflix recently imposed a ban on all new productions from featuring smoking, and a warning on all material that features tobacco. As I understand it,only where a case could be made on the grounds of artistic/historical reasons would a film/series featuring cigarettes be allowed to be aired. All future films made by Netflix will omit … More Up in Smoke …. ‘Dave’s not here, man!’
Slump in SA crime rate during lockdown The lockdown has seen a massive fall in South African crime levels, with murder cases falling to 94 in the first week of lockdown, from 326 in the same week last year. Rape cases dropped from 699 to 101, while assault with intention to inflict grievous bodily harm … More And now for some good news ….
Garden Orb Spider. First time I have encountered this species in the garden. What a treat! Underside. Ark.
Johannesburg as seen from Sandton (North of the city). This area is about 10kms from the Ark’s spot. In part of the footage – around the 2:30 mark – you can see Hillbrow Post office tower in the distance. We live on the other side of the Tower. The air is so much cleaner and … More Lockdown- All quiet on the Jo’burg front
‘Ssssss …. Ems … I am your father!’ Prepped for surgery? No. Armed for shopping! I must admit this was no picnic. The boss and I ventured out this morning with a list as long as … as long as a list could be. Primarily grocery shopping and enough for a siege. My … More Lockdown – day 12
Some more best of the best …. etc Film; Kingdom of Heaven I’m a sucker for movies such as this. An epic historical drama set during the Crusades Book Eye of the Needle World War II spy drama. Follett’s first novel and still one of his best. Album: Wishbone Ash – Argus One of … More Lockdown – day 10
And it’s still raining. Chris Schilling How ’bout some more of your favourite musical material, Ark? Have you ever posted a top ten or twenty of your favourite songs, albums, books, films, etc? Just for the buffs and nerds among us. How could I refuse such a request? I’ll do a Three Of The Best … More Lockdown day 8 ”Best of the best of the best, sir. With honors!”
Did my morning walk around the garden. 40 minutes. That’s a lot of circuits. The garden isn’t big enough for one 40 minute circuit. Checked on my potatoes. Looking fine. Weeded the chili garden. Chickens helped. Picked some tomatoes. Saw one of the chickens chase a mouse on the lawn. Made biscuits. Went to the … More Lockdown – Day seven
And this is what it was like …. Stay Safe out there …. Ark.
As a reader and regularly banned peruser of Christian blogs there is a trend that I noticed a while back, namely, the vast majority of Christian blogs I have come across generally attract so few comments that, if it weren’t for the atheists that visited their traffic would dwindle to well nigh zero. Regular readers … More Christian blogging.
Common Leopard – Phalanta phalantha A rare visitor indeed! Buffalo Heart Tomato – picked from the garden yesterday. Will ripen fully in a day or two. Best tasting tomatoes we have eaten. Hillbrow Post Office Tower – Saturday, After the Rain. Benji: ‘Check Diary – no appointments, have a snooze.’ Ark
Some person has a post up pushing self help remedies for Covid 19. On the face of it, there seems to be nothing wrong with bolstering one’s immune system. However, the title of the post reads: Home Remedy Coronavirus Cure – Self Healing In Isolation And Quarantine It is the word ”cure” that myself and Notes … More Liar, liar pants on fire. Covid 19