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Rugby World Cup Rules for Women
I strongly suggest that all women read and then print and paste this on
a fridge or bedroom cupboard door. Believe me it will enhance your
relationship with your boyfriend/ partner/ husband and will definitely
save a lot of heartache later..
1. Never ever complain that you are not receiving any attention. Accept it
2. From 7 Sep to 20 October 2007, you should read the sports section of
the newspaper so that you are aware of what is going on regarding the
World Cup, and that way you will be able to join in the conversations. If
you fail to do this, then you will be looked at in a bad way, or you will
be totally ignored. However, no matter how informed you are about the
game, players, rules etc etc ., never ever pass any comment to your
boyfriend, partner, husband, ESPECIALLY in front of guests or his friends…
You will always be wrong… Its better to keep your mouth shut and let
everyone believe you know nothing rather than opening it and proving them
3. During the World Cup, the television is mine, the VCR and DVD are all
mine, at all times, without any exceptions. If you even take a glimpse of
the remote control, you will lose it (your eye).
4. During the games I will be blind, deaf and mute, unless I or my buddies
require a refill of drink or something to eat. You are out of your mind if
you expect me to listen to you, open the door, answer the telephone, or
pick up the baby that just fell from the second floor....it just won't
5. It would be a good idea for you to keep at least 2 six packs in the
fridge at all times, as well as plenty of things to nibble on, and please
do not make any funny faces to my friends when they come over to watch the
games. In return, you will be allowed to use the TV between 12pm and 3pm,
unless they replay a good game that I missed during the day.
6. Please, please, please!! If you see me upset because one of my teams is
losing, DO NOT say 'get over it, it's only a game', or 'don't worry,
they'll win next time'. If you say these things, you will only make me
angrier and I will love you less. Remember, you will never ever know more
about rugby than me and your so called 'words of encouragement' will only
lead to a break up or divorce.
7. You are welcome to sit with me to watch one game and you can talk to me
during halftime but only when the commercials are on, and only if the half
time score is pleasing me. In addition, please note I am saying 'one'
game, hence do not use the World Cup as a nice cheesy excuse to 'spend
8. The replays of the tries are very important. I don't care if I have
seen them or I haven't seen them, I want to see them again. Many times,
and record them.
9. Tell your friends NOT to have any babies, or any other child related
parties or gatherings that requires my attendance because:
a) I will not go,
b) I will not go, and
c) I will not go.
10. You are more than welcome to invite some of your friends to come over.
However, you will all be restricted to either the kitchen, or other rooms
where there is no TV or where movement and noise will distract me from the
game. It might even be beneficial to organize an “ironing” party with your
friends where you all can iron the family clothes and whatever else you
iron, together. That way none of you will miss out on any gossip, be
gainfully employed in your normal household duties and at the same time be
ready to carry out your expected hostess duties of ensuring there are
always, snacks, drinks and ice available for me and or my buddies. You
always brad about being able to multi skill so here is the chance to prove
11. But, if a friend of mine invites us to his house to watch a game, we
will go OK. Even if it’s a Sunday night to watch any re-play.
12. The daily World Cup highlights show on TV every night is just as
important as the games themselves. Do not even think about saying 'but you
have already seen this...why don't you change the channel to something we
can all watch??', the reply will be: 'Refer to Rule #2 of this list'.
13. Please save your expressions such as 'Thank goodness the World Cup is
only every 4 years'. I am immune to these words, because after this comes
the re-runs of the Rugby World Cup, etc etc. Should you continue to do
this, it could have detrimental consequences for our relationship.
14 During halftime you will be expected to offer me or my buddies another
drink, empty any full ashtray and top up the snack bowls. At the same time
you are also expected to quickly clean the floor of any spilt, crisps and
other snacks and things that might have unfortunately fallen of the plate.
Should a man sized effigy of the referee be located in the room it is also
advisable to clean it as well as the surrounding walls of any mess that
might have been thrown in its general direction. This is referred to as
anger management and at times plays a significant role in our mental and
emotional state of mind during the game. Do not leave the mess till after
the game. We do not want my buddies or other guests to think we are
common. Besides it means you will have double the amount to clean at the
end on the game.
15Do not, repeat, do not ever, walk or crawl in front of the TV during the
game, any replay and or pre match or post match commentary even if it is
to refill glasses, snack bowls, ice buckets etc. Walk around. Even if it
means entering the room from another direction.
16.If you or any of your female friends wish to celebrate a fantastic try,
first half or win by dancing naked / flash in front of the TV, please,
please refrain from doing do until the end of the game, once all the other
“match formalities” are over. It upsets our focus and mental conditioning
for the game. This activity not be attempted “to raise the spirits” should
our team loose or if participants are not suitably attired (men simply
hate fluffy / furry bits as it’s most distracting). Should you for
whatever reason decide not to part take in this activity, you might want
to encourage some of your younger friends to do so as long as the above
criteria is met.
17. You shall not develop a migraine, headache, or tiredness before, or
after the game or before going to bed especially after our team was earned
a hard won victory, or we have been invited to watch a game /replay
elsewhere else. Migraines, headaches and tiredness don’t just start
immediately. When you feel the symptoms take 2 Disprins or similar
tablets. They work very effectively and fast these days
18. You are also welcome to invite the partners of your friends . However
should they " like rugby less than you, then they are not a real men and
shall be bound by these rules as well. In addition, should any such
partners be of the same gender they will not be welcome as they will
definitely cause a mental, emotional distraction from the game which will
inevitably lead to a physical confrontation either before during and even
after the game and World Cup. the duration of the World Cup.
Thank you for your understanding & cooperation.
Men of the world
This is going to be another regular feature......
I was running on the beach yesterday when I saw a man with a body type
I'm sure you're familiar with. From behind, his weight appeared normal.
His legs and arms were thin, and he hardly even had "love handles." But as
I ran past, I saw that his belly stuck way out. It looked as if he had
swallowed a beach ball.
My intention here is not to make fun of him, but to illustrate a serious
health risk. Numerous studies show that the more your belly sticks out,
the greater your risk of developing heart disease. In fact, how much fat
you have in your abdomen is more important than how fat you are overall.
Researchers at Kaiser Permanente of Northern California measured the
abdominal diameter (the distance from the back to the upper abdomen,
midway between the top of the pelvis and the bottom of the ribs) of101,765
men and women. They then followed the subjects for about 12 years.
Results of the study indicated that the men with the largest abdominal
diameters were 42 percent more likely to develop heart disease as compared
to those with the smallest. The increased risk for women with the largest
diameters was 44 percent. The researchers noted an increase in risk even
when these subjects were of normal weight.
The message is this: If you tend to carry excessive weight in your belly,
you should be aware that this indicates an increased risk of heart
disease. That means you should be extra careful to avoid sweets and high-glycemic
carbohydrates. Consume plenty of omega-3 fatty acids (in naturally raised
meats, fish, and fish oil) while staying away from foods that are high in
omega-6 fatty acids (fried foods, vegetable oils). And engage in
high-intensity exercise at least several times per week.
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Never buy another recipe book again!
My Recipe CD has now been updated and now includes 50 Recipe eBooks
as well as 8 Bonus eBooks (4 eBooks on making, marketing and selling
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Just to let you know that I received my recipe CD today in the mail and
I'm over the moon about it.
I'm going to spread the word to others to order copies too. It's most
certainly worth every cent..........
Glenacres Superspar Recipe
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MEALIE PAP DISH
500g mealie meal
1 tin condensed milk
1 pkt. bacon bits
1 tin sweetcorn
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 dessertspoons oil
1. Cook mealie meal according to your taste, but not too stiff
2. Add condensed milk and sweetcorn and mix well, then allow to stand for
3. To make the sauce, brown the onions, garlic, tomatoes and bacon in oil
until golden brown
4. In a serving dish layer the mealie meal then the sauce making the last
5. Allow to cool slightly and serve with a braai, if desired the dish can
be sprinkled with grated cheese
Go take a look at
page, there are some great sarmie ideas!
a kind of sarmie here that is distinctly Mexican. Take a corn tortilla
(flat bread), fry it in oil and mold it to make a u-shape. Fill with beef
or chicken mixed with salsa (cayenne pepper and other interesting spices
in a sauce). Add any or all of the following:
onions, tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, cheddar cheese, sour cream. Delicious!
It's called a taco.
1951: Winston Churchill is re elected
British PM, Herman Charles Bosman dies, Kiki Haakonson of Sweden is crowned
the first Miss World, Drum magazine is founded, the first commercial
computer is unveiled in the US.the first Dusi river canoe marathon is held.
Really, really old recipe
This dates from the late 1800's
Take 12 lb. pork, Season with pepper and salt and a little spice. Mix
well before mincing. Fill the skins, which must be rather large. Lay the
sausages in pickle for 12 hours, then dry and hang in a chimney where only
wood is burnt.
Nature is wonderful. I envy
the jobs of the game rangers and their wealth of bush knowledge. I
have often wondered where one can read up on all the interesting
facts. I would like to make this a regular feature of this newsletter,
if you are able to contribute or would like to comment on the
contribution below, please
For the next few issues I will be featuring the Small
Five starting with the Elephant shrew, next was the Leopard
tortoise and this time its the Ant Lion
Have you ever heard of a "doodlebug"? Well, you're looking at one right
up above! It is actually an insect called an antlion. The antlion gets its
name because it is a voracious predator of ants and other insects.
Actually, it's only the antlion larvae that is a predator. They capture
ants and other crawling insects which accidentally fall into their
circular pits. These pits are usually 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter and
about the same depth. The antlion larva, or doodlebug, waits at the bottom
for an ant or other insect to slip on the loose sand and fall in. As soon
as they do, the antlion has its next meal. In the process of making their
pits, antlion larvae create spiral-shaped trails in the sand. These trails
are why they get the nickname "doodlebug", because it looks like someone
has been doodling in the sand! The pits are usually found in dry places
like under shelter of farm buildings. Some species hide under bits of
debris or wood and attack passing insects.
Do you have family and friends all
over the world? Does it cost you a fortune to buy and mail gifts to
all of them? Why not buy one Recipe eBook and email it to everyone!
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Another new feature, from now on I will feature a potjie recipe with
each newsletter. For those of you who are not familiar with a potjie
(cast iron three legged pot) you may use a dutch oven.
Dambie ( the Tswana name for "dumplings")
If you can make dumplings with stew, why not with potjiekos?
Sample this true African cuisine.
To cover a saucy meat stew or potjiekos:
2 cups bread flour
1 tsp instant dry yeast
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
Sift the dry ingredients together into a deep bowl. Add the egg and lukewarm water and mix well for about 5 minutes, till it forms a very soft , sticky dough, rather approaching a thick batter. Alternatively you can whip it up using a food processor.
Let dough rise for 2 hours covered. Scoop the frothy, soft dough onto the stew and quickly stroke it to spread evenly on top.
Shut the lid and do not lift till ready, about 30 minutes, or else it may implode into a chewy mess. Then insert a skewer into the dumpling, if it comes out clean it is cooked.
A man walked into a very high-tech bar. As he sat down on a stool he
noticed that the bartender was a robot. The robot clicked to attention And
asked, "Sir, what will you have?"
The man thought a moment then replied? "A martini please."
The robot clicked a couple of times and mixed the best martini the man had
The robot then asked, "Sir, what is your IQ?" The man answered "Oh, About
The robot then proceeded to discuss the 'theory of relativity',
inter-stellar space travel, the latest medical breakthroughs, etc...
The man was most impressed. He left the bar but thought he would try a
different tact. He returned and took a seat. Again the robot clicked and
asked what he would have? "A martini please."
Again it was superb. The robot again asked "What is your IQ sir?"
This time the man answered, "Oh about 100". So the robot started
discussing NASCAR racing, the latest basketball scores, and what to expect
the Dodgers to do this week end.
The guy had to try it one more time. So he left, returned and took a
stool.... Again a martini, and the question, "What is your IQ?" This time
the man drawled out " Uh..... bout 50".
The robot clicked then leaned close and very slowly asked,
"A-r-e y-o-u a- W A L L A B Y s-u-p-p-o-r-t-e-r-?????"
The word 'dill' comes from the ancient Norse word dylla which means 'to
soothe' and bunches of dill were hung over the door to protect the home
and ward off evil spirits.
A soothing syrup was made from dill by the monks during the Middle Ages to
ease colic, indigestion, coughs and colds, flu, headaches, spasms and as a
diuretic. Modern day research proves all these properties, and dill
remains a popular crop throughout the world.
Dill is better as a cool weather plant, needing frequent watering, so it
is best to sow as a winter annual.
Leaves and flowers can be picked at any time. Leave seed heads to ripen on
the plant, then tie a brown paper packet over them to catch the seeds.
Plant alongside lettuce, cabbage, mealies, cucumbers and tomatoes. Don't
plant near fennel, as they cross-fertilize and don't let it flower near
carrots as it reduces their yield.
Chewing dill seeds sweetens the breath, and the seeds were once chewed
during long boring sermons in church to allay hunger pangs, ease digestion
and to keep alert.
Dill tea is excellent for tension, upset digestion, hiccups, whooping
cough, flu, colds and insomnia.
Dill tea will also increase milk production in nursing mothers.
It is a natural antispasmodic, a mild diuretic and will soothe menstrual
pains, ease bloating and flatulence.
To make the tea, use ¼ cup of fresh leaves, pour over this 1 cup of
boiling water, stand for 5 minutes, strain and sip slowly.
The faint aniseed-like flavour of dill, combines well with other flavours
and a scattering of dill seed over cheese, egg and fish dishes seems to
impart freshness to the dish.
Add chopped leaves at the last minute or sprinkle over fish, chicken,
mutton, pasta, stir-fry and vegetable dishes just as you serve it.
Chopped flowers are delicious in stir-fries.
Flowers and seeds can be added to bread dough and in biscuit dough. It can
also be sprinkled onto desserts and salads, and added to soups, casseroles
Dill is also added to cucumber pickles.
In Middle Eastern cuisine, dill water and dill liqueur is served at the
end of a heavy meal to aid digestion.
The FunkyMunky Herb eBook is now available. 48 popular herbs,
descriptions and uses with photos. Immediately available, will be
emailed to you. Only R50 ,
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I'm very impressed with what I've read so far. What I really like
is that your book is a combination of medicinal and culinary
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And the format is great - thanks very much. I have an ambitious
project to make a herb garden this year - so your section of herb
gardens will come in very handy - Shelagh
I used to have a regular feature on my website that I called the
Zimbabwe Letters. sadly my contact "went silent" and I
didn't have a source any more. I am looking for another source
Print more money....
Harare - President Robert Mugabe promised to print more money to
fund municipal projects, despite the hyperinflation that has
created severe shortages of cornmeal, meat, milk and other
staples, a government newspaper reported Saturday. Meanwhile,
water shortages worsened due to pump breakdowns, and a senior
government official said kidney patients were dying for lack of
dialysis machines. The offical Herald newspaper reported that
Mugabe told a meeting of local councilors they should put more
pressure on government ministers to improve services. "Where money
for projects has not been found, we will print it," Mugabe was
quoted as saying. The printing of money is generally regarded as a
recipe for inflation - which is officially at 4,500 percent in
Zimbabwe, though private economists estimate it to be least twice
as high. The government last month ordered sweeping price cuts of
around 50 percent, accusing store owners and businesses of fueling
Zimbabwe is in the grips of its worst crisis since independence
from Britain in 1980. Power, water, health and communications
systems are collapsing, and there are acute shortages of staple
foods and gasoline. Unemployment is around 80 percent, and
political unrest is high. Mugabe blames Western sanctions and
rejects criticism that the meltdown is the result of mismanagement
and the often-violent seizures of thousands of white-owned farms
he ordered beginning in 2000. The biggest government hospital
group acknowledged Friday that 10 of its 18 kidney dialysis
machines were awaiting repair and imported spare parts needing
scarce hard currency. Vice President Joyce Mujuru said kidney
patients had died for lack of dialysis machines, and lambasted the
Ministry of Health and Child Welfare for not fixing the problem.
Mujuru accused officials at one hospital of not installing the
machines in the first place, even though she personally
requisitioned the equipment from abroad in 2004. "This is the sort
of ineptitude that we have always been complaining about," she
told The Herald.
Lack of hard currency for imports is crippling the health sector.
Pharmacists on Friday advised AIDS patients to stock up on their
drugs after local manufacturers warned they would soon run out of
imported raw materials. Some 20 percent of Zimbabweans are
infected with HIV. In a sign of other serious problems, water
storage drums were sold out Friday in one main Harare hardware
store as water shortages worsened. The state water utility said it
suffered new breakdowns at its pumping stations. The
government-ordered price controls have denuded stores across the
country, with businesses saying they can't afford to sell at the
new prices. Some 5,000 managers and gas station and store owners
have been arrested and fined for defying the price controls since
the order was issued June 26. Daily power outages are forcing
Zimbabweans to light fires for cooking and heating water. State
radio reported Friday that a woodlands park used for conservation
classes faced collapse because wood poachers had stripped nearly
500 acres of its indigenous msasa trees and other long-burning
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This South Africa - interesting facts and
The A to Z of South African culture
A is for Archaeology
Mapungubwe in Limpopo is one of the richest archaeological sites
in Africa. A Shona capital inhabited between 1200 and 1650, the
city was a centre for the trade in gold and ivory with the Islamic
areas of the East African coast, India and China's Song Dynasty.
The Iron Age site, discovered in 1932 but hidden from public
attention until only recently, has been declared a World Heritage
Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
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Apricot cheesecake for diabetics
125 ml low-fat milk
15 ml margarine
2 extra-large eggs, separated
30 ml white sugar
250 ml cake flour
10 ml baking powder
COTTAGE CHEESE MIXTURE
15 ml gelatine
25 ml cold water
85 ml boiling water
410 g light Nestlé Ideal Evaporated Milk
250 g low-fat smooth cottage cheese
45 ml powdered artificial sweetener
410 g apricots with no added sugar
30 ml custard powder
125 ml water
apricot jam for diabetics
Preheat the oven to 180 ºC and butter a 22 cm loose-bottomed cake tin or
spray with non-stick spray. Heat the milk and margarine to boiling point.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Whisk the egg whites until soft
peaks form. Add the egg yolks, followed by the sugar. Beat until thick and
light. Sift the cake flour, baking powder and salt together and set aside.
Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, alternating with the milk
mixture. Fold in until well blended. Turn the batter into the prepared
cake tin and bake for 15-20 minutes until done. Allow to cool completely
before slicing the cake in half. Spread the bottom layer with a little
apricot jam for diabetics and place the other layer on top. Return the
cake to the cake tin and press down lightly so it covers the entire base.
To make the cottage cheese mixture, sprinkle the gelatine over the cold
water and allow to sponge. Add the boiling water and stir to dissolve.
Allow to cool. Mix the evaporated milk, cottage cheese and sweetener and
set aside. Drain the apricots, but reserve the syrup. Blend the custard
powder with a little of the syrup to form a paste. Heat the remaining
syrup and water and bring to the boil while stirring continuously. Add a
little of the hot liquid to the custard mixture and return everything to
the saucepan. Stirring continuously, simmer until the mixture thickens and
is cooked. (The mixture will be quite thick.) Add a little of the cheese
mixture to the custard mixture and stir in. Add everything to the cheese
mixture and leave to cool until slightly thickened. Pour over the cake and
chill until set, preferably overnight. Arrange the apricots on top and
glaze with lukewarm apricot jam for diabetics. Makes 1 medium-sized cake.
Pear and almond cake
one large egg
125 ml Sugarlite
125 fat free milk
3 ml almond essence
one tin of unsweetened pear halves
1 Beat the egg and the Sugalite until light and creamy. Beat in the
fat-free milk and the almond essence.
2 Sift the flour and add it to the mixture. Mix well.
3 Lightly spray an 18 x 18cm cake tin with non-stick spray, then transfer
the mixture into the tin.
4 Cut the pear halves into 1cm slices, and push the pear slices into the
batter in the tin.
5 Bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool
DIABETIC PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
1 c. flour
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. water
1 tbsp. liquid sweetener
1/2 c. salad oil
Mix all together in a large bowl. Shape into balls and place on
ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.
(You may add a little more flour if desired.)
SUGAR - FREE SPICE COOKIES
2 c. water
1 c. raisins
2 sticks margarine
1 c. prunes, chopped
1 c. dates, chopped
2 egg whites
2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 1/3 c. flour, and maybe 1/4 more
1/2 - 1 c. nuts
Cream margarine, vanilla and egg whites together. Sift all dry
ingredients together in a separate bowl. Add water, dry ingredients,
raisins, dates, prunes and nuts to creamed mixture. Drop onto cookie
sheet. Bake at 325-350 degrees for 7- 10 min. or until lightly brown
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