Meet South Africa: “Where anything is possible!”

Cape Town: My pictures of the beautiful "Mother City" of South Africa

South African Tourism

from http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com

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“The world in one country.”

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My son just did that Storms River bungee jump on the magnificent Cape Garden Route, the world’s highest

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SCARY! Has bigger ‘cojones’ than his “poep-scared” father, who’d have to change his underpants…many, many times!

For more Storms River bungee jump videos see    https://www.google.co.za/?gws_rd=ssl#tbm=vid&q=storms+river+bungee

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Bok Bus

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‘Semper novi quid ex Africa!:’

– Pliny

There’s always something new out of Africa!

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Thanks for the like, link, reblog, follow

“THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING

Hi
I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the follow, like, link, reblog and/or thanx”
CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”,
 as I try to keep up with hundreds of thousands of comments already on my various other blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
…true!) …obsessive or WHAT! *So hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!). Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
So sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”),
* “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
~ Franz Kafka

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A Tortured Heart

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A TORTURED HEART:

“Marching to the beat of an African drum.”

Title for a new BOOK, I’m currently writing after a visit to South Africa, a happy sad land of such vivid contrasts.

Following on from A Traitor’s Heart

“It might be hard for you to understand this being an outsider; but South Africa holds the souls of its sons a nd daughters in an almost inescapable grasp… Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out .”

from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/category/craigs-books-on-south-africa/

Themes (to name a few) of perseverance, sacrifices, loyalty, redemption,  and most importantly, the enduring power of love

Some thoughts to develop in my new BOOK

Chapter One

Ah, but your land is so so beautiful

(with thanks to Alan Paton)

“In order to live here, must be prepared to die here.”

Final Chapter: The Other Side of the Rainbow

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Now many years later as an “older man”, I still love the country with a great passion and could perhaps  live here, but  in my personal circumstances (rather unique) how could  I ever  survive (financially) here?

SANZ

You don’t have to be crazy to live here, but it certainly helps!

See www.leadsa.co.nz

Transformation transcends

Beyond Mandela by Alec Russell

On the other side of the Rainbow

COVER: A rainbow linking SA and NZ

SANZ2

“the energy of change”

“Many small steps of obedience take us a long way along the journey.”

“Inspire, create, shine”

“Terrorism has no religion.”

Getting people to expose their hearts

– Coenie De Villiers

Kyknet ‘n ander wereld met Coenie

“We don’t just serve our customers – we serve God.” (Langebaan cafe)

at the cutting edge

“You want to be the pebble in the  pond that creates the ripples for change.”

(that’s a simile, by the way!)

The world is broken, but it will be healed. In the end good will prevail.

“The one God of many names will prevail”.”

–   parents of a slain aid worker.

“K pulls off that greatest of all literary feats. He leads the reader from a legitimate case for despair and cynicism at monumental human cruelty, into the genuine hope we can feel after witnessing an example of courage and truth telling against the odds.”

My Crazy Century: A Memoir by Ivan Klima

Review by  Jeffrey Paparoa Holman

Now let’s write the book…

17th April 2015

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

– Cicero, Roman philosopher

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SANZ2

“Success: how and the spirit with which you face, then overcome the daily obstacles, the frequent trials and tribulations along the often rocky path-way of life’s magical and mysterious journey. Light your path brightly.”

The Greatest Race: The Race of Life

“Success: how and the spirit with which you face, then overcome the daily obstacles, the frequent trials and tribulations along the often rocky path-way of life’s magical and mysterious journey. Light your path brightly.”

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“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”
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“The best way to predict your future is to create it. So believe in your dream. Never throw it away. “

The Greatest Race: The Race of Life

“The best way to predict your future is to create it. So believe in your dream. Never throw it away. Believe in the dream even when it is impossible. Believe in the stars, even when they’re hidden in the storm. Believe in love, even when you can’t find it or feel it. Believe in faith, even when God is silent. So turn your hurts into halos and your deepest scars into the brightest stars. And when it’s time eventually to take your last breath… you will come to the end of your journey with pride behind you, love around you and hope ahead of you.”

– Benediction from Coretta Scott King’s funeral by Robert H. Schuller, founding Pastor, Chrystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, California (and slightly adapted by craig)

from http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Sharing_some_Thoughts_on_the_Power_of_Faith_Updated.html

 (1999)
“The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can…

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