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I don’t know whether Lord’s Cricket Ground – 200 years old next year – still has separate entrances for “Gentlemen” and “Players”.
If it does, it needs to have a third door lower down the order (as cricketers might put it) for “Sledgers”.
In antediluvian times – I speak of last month – we, in Gauteng, were happy with our idyllic climate. We were having our usual totally reliable and glorious summer – a 15-minute storm every afternoon at 4.15pm followed by a balmy evening.
This week the system broke down.
I have received a query from Michelle Kane, a Pietermaritzburg reader. Addressing me by my first name, she wrote:
I have received an impassioned plea from Barbara Hutchison of Joburg asking me – nay, frantically begging me – to recall “any reasons why anybody should be happy about turning 60”.
While Barbara acknowledges that reaching 60 is better than the alternative, she is obviously seeking solace.
Many parts of the country have experienced the wettest of summers and some, the warmest.
Across the rest of the world, from Germiston’s Dinwiddie to Beijing’s southern suburbs the weather has been doing strange things.
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