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it`s funny but the older you get the more you want to forget birthdays. Unfortunately when you have kids and grand kids this is impossible. it`s also usual to get things that are immediately useful on these days. This year was a little different because we have quite a lot of power outages now, so the only thing you can do is read. I was given a nice large rechargeable lamp which not only has 5  settings for the LED`s but can also be charged with the solar panel provided. I can now charge my phones either from the lamp battery or solar power.

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As well as this lamp I got a small battery operated one that clips on the page of the book plus lots of eats and some new t-shirts. so this year was an eye opener and I got all useful presents. so maybe life isn`t too bad in the golden Years. 🙂

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I had to put this one in just to show the veiw I wake up to, for those who haven`t seen my blog before.

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This is what it  looks like most times when I go out on the Whale Watching boat.

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When you can remember this a legal tender and could still buy something with it, you know you are old. 🙂

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There are still a lot of birds frequenting the garden and make very interesting animations.

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I still love these stills that were taken with a time lapse setting.

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This was taken at the Wolf Sanctuary when I last went there. When I saw this I thought of the old saying` Dog in a Manger ` although it`s not a dog it did make me smile.

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I was very surprised to see the size of prey that the Mantis will attack. It`s not only the size but weapons it can disable.

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This Gecko was much heavier and bigger than the Mantis. The Mantis eat it while it was still alive as can be seen in the video I took. The nature programs were not interested as they say it`s a normal thing.

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This was taken on a window ledge where the Mantis was hunting flies. It found this Wasp and clamped it`s sting in one arm while it eat the body, still while the wasp was alive.

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We get the odd one at the side of the bed but i don`t think they will eat you in the night 🙂

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This is called a peaceful march, what I can`t understand is that those throwing the rubbish around will have to clean it up when they go back to work.

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Is this the way our money is going to end up ? We will have to see how the land reform goes. It would be a good thing if the land that is being claimed could be kept productive, it would help our balance of payments. Mugabe owns many of the repossessed white owned farms and none of them are productive. Will we become Zimzania ?

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I was looking at this photo  taken last time I went to the UK.  The banking system was very good compared to here. I closed one account and opened another in a different bank and it cost me nothing.  When I use my card for a Debit transaction I pay nothing, here I pay R2.80 per transaction and it`s the same bank. Here I pay to put money in and pay to take it out.  If we had a sign like this here we would probably have a riot as it would be misunderstood by the majority of people.

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Free Cash Withdrawals above.

I was impressed by how clean the supermarkets and surrounding areas were.  Th e parking areas were also very well marked out with certain areas for people with children in prams to load up. The parking bays were large enough to open your door without banging the car next to you.  Salisbury`s  car park in the UK was larger than the one we have in Plett for a whole shopping complex.

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