Category Archive: Rant

Feb 18

Running on empty… Time to save the planet?

candle

We are in the middle of a crisis here in our little slice of paradise. We have just run out of heating oil. WHAT? IN FEBRUARY??? I hear you scream (well, those of you living in the northern hemisphere anyways)… Yup, turns out that turning the combi boiler up three notches to make your water scalding …

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Feb 08

The Nanny State

/soapbox rant/

As a South African, I used to look for signs of the “Nanny State” creeping into our society. We all seemed to be aware of how the UK and US had much more rigorous and seemingly petty laws that seemed to make it impossible for people to act on anything without being forewarned. These often manifest themselves …

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