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Flowering Cactus In Benoni

Flowering Cactus

We have had this cactus for a few years and it has grown into quite a healthy looking plant. This year it blessed us with one of the most beautiful flowers imaginable.

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Elderly Parents Abandoned

My heart and soul have had this heavy and sad feeling lately. It is being caused by Elderly Parents being abandoned by their children and grandchildren.

Let me start at the beginning and try explain how this situation unfolded. In 2010 my Mom and Dad moved in to a complex in Rynfield. My Mom’s sister Sophie moved in with them as she stayed with them previously. The apartment they moved into had 3 bedrooms and was spacious. 

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Venus Fly Trap Flower

Among my favourite potted plants I have a Venus Fly Trap. Quite an unique plant it is. The Venus Flytrap gets its nutrients by trapping and digesting insects in its traps.

Venus Fly Trap
Venus Fly Trap

One could write an essay on the Venus Fly Trap Plant but I like to keep things simple. Below is the basics of looking after the plant.

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Homemade Chilli Sauce

This is my own recipe of a hot homemade chilli sauce. It has come from many experimental batches. Some have been too hot, not hot enough or just plain horrible.

I still think its best to follow a guideline and experiment with different ingredients and quantities until you get it right.

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Online Religion on Social Media

Religious postings on Facebook telling me how to live my life are driving me insane!!

This has really become an irritation in my life and really bugs the crap out of me. I have quite a few friends on Facebook and they are from different ethnic groups and religions and I embrace them all as friends but telling me what I am doing wrong and where I am going to end up is really getting me to a point where I am going to “unfriend” them very soon.

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Homemade Chicken Curry

This past Saturday was Chicken Curry time again. Flavorful and Mild is the name of the game due to the wife not enjoying the burn.

All my recipes are kept simple with not too many ingredients. We like to taste the different flavors without too many spices. Fresh Garlic is an ingredient that adds flavor to many dishes, I just don’t enjoy the taste any longer for some reason. Rather use spices containing garlic.

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Crime in Benoni South Africa

The crime situation in our lovely country is now completely out of control. Just where you turn there are stories of break ins, Hijackings, shootings and murder.

Crime

The authorities claim its under control and not as bad as it seems, but who they trying to kid. I have been staying in the same area in Benoni in excess of 50 years and have seen the area degrade and crime take over.

Just this morning, in a crime info group run by Top Security there was a report of an armed robbery in Farrarmere. The resident was apparently shot in the process. Maybe, just maybe there will be some mention of this in the local newspaper.

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Rugged Smartphone Walkie Talkie Android

SnoPow M9 LTE Android UHF Walkie Talkie Rugged Smartphone with 16GB, 2GB RAM

Snopow Rugged SmartphoneSnowpow M9 LTE Rugged Smartphones

I had the opportunity to use one of the Snopow M9 LTE Smartphones for a few days. Unfortunately I had to give it back 🙁

The unit is truly rugged with a sturdy feel to it and a promised tough display. The sound quality is excellent and I really enjoyed the 13MP Camera.

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Stress The Silent Killer Affecting Our Lives

Stress – the silent killer, is something I experienced in my own life a few years ago. We were going through a really tough time financially and it was taking its toll. My wife and I were walking around in the Lakeside Mall when the strangest feeling came over me.

Stress – First Panic Attack

I started sweating profusely, my heart rate sped up and I felt like a trapped animal in the mall and honestly thought I was going to go crazy. Luckily it went away when I stepped outside to get some air. I do understand that it was a panic attack that I experienced caused by the stress.

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