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Charlotte Bauer

Charlotte Bauer

    Tour de goodies
    Tour de goodies
    At lunch time my neighbour, Bernard, and I drove to the fairytale village of Castelnau-de-Montmiral to see the Tour de France go by.
    Somewhere over the runway
    Somewhere over the runway
    Isn't it interesting how fast, in news terms, the volcanic eruption that brought North European aviation to a CNN 24/7 saturation standstill only a...
    Getting shirty
    Getting shirty
    You can tell a lot about a man and his struggles from his shirt.
    Life in Oz is too ruff for us Saffers
    Life in Oz is too ruff for us Saffers
    I hear that growing numbers of mostly white South Africans, who moved to Australia so that their children could play safely on the streets, are...
    Royals shock Zuma
    Royals shock Zuma
    Possibly the only British citizen not troubled by Jacob Zuma's state visit to the UK this week is the queen, host of his two-night sleepover at her...
    Queen's banquet for Zuma: Wine, women and bagpipes
    Queen's banquet for Zuma: Wine, women and bagpipes
    Perhaps the royal party planners thought they would have things in common: whether by accident or design, President Jacob Zuma was seated next to...
    Public tide turns against JZ
    Public tide turns against JZ
    The news that President Jacob Zuma had furtively fathered his 20th child with a woman who is not any of his wives surprised me, but it did not...
    My sister will be famous
    My sister will be famous
    Like many citizens of nations that exist on the global fringes of great wealth and power, we take pride in identifying South Africans who have...
    Pardon my French
    Pardon my French
    Festive France: Reflections and Recipes from the French Countryside by Louis Jansen van Vuuren, Hardy Olivier and Anet Pienaar (Jonathan Ball) ...
    Making merry without the office party
    Making merry without the office party
    The recession has bitten deep into the season of goodwill. Many South African companies have even dropped the traditional office party, opting...
    Down comes another German wall
    Down comes another German wall
    There are just 41 shoot-to-kill days left until Christmas. And the countdown -- doesn't it seem to get earlier every year? -- has begun, as...
    Cape Town -- the place Jo'burgers love to hate
    Cape Town -- the place Jo'burgers love to hate
    When you live in Johannesburg it's easy to hate Cape Town.