845. Losing Notre-Dame

845. Losing Notre-Dame

A fire in a heritage masterpiece and three personal views on loss.

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#808. Monday Post (14 Jan 2019) – Just one thoughtless person…

#808. Monday Post (14 Jan 2019) – Just one thoughtless person…

    You may be aware that we’ve been besieged in the Kogelberg region, by huge veldt fires since New Years Eve. The area is a United Nations Biosphere – the biodiversity is believed to be greater than anywhere else on the planet; more than 1500 distinctly different forms of

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  • #578. The Monday Post – From this… (3 April 2017)
  • #578. The Monday Post – From this… (3 April 2017)
  • #578. The Monday Post – From this… (3 April 2017)

#578. The Monday Post – From this… (3 April 2017)

…to this     Two weekends ago, we sat in our hotel in London, waiting for a phone call that thankfully, never came.   Our house sitter had rung earlier in the day to tell us that a runaway veld (bush) fire and the seasonal southeasterly wind had teamed-up to

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#272. Forest on fire – again

#272. Forest on fire – again

This was our first warning. The sound of sirens and rotations of a chopper made us look for signs of smoke or worry about a serious road accident.     Both wild fires and road casualties are unfortunately a regular part of life in this neck of the woods. 4

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