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Beautiful and special


Say no more… just watch and keep on watching.

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With this beautiful Afrikaans song about a Summer Christmas, I wish you a Merry Christmas 2018 and a very happy New Year! May you all be blessed!

These are the lyrics of this song, translated. This is the only song about Christmas in Summer. All countries in the Southern Hemisphere celebrate Christmas in Summer.

Enter in quiet peace filled night
beneath the Southern Cross
Lend now your ear this starlit night,
to whispers from the past.

Do you hear how softly the bells
are chiming, in ancient dialect
Even the evening’s starry silence,
on precious history reflects.

Can you also feel the warmth of His love,
as we celebrate the day
God loved us so much He sent his son,
no other gift as great.

CHORUS

Christmas nears, Christmas nears
Bow before the King
Grant by Your grace in this great land
A bright summer’s Christmas Lord.

In the meantime, I did follow Carlsen’s chess game online and now the London Classic is on. To be honest, I didn’t have time to follow the Classic this year in so much detail as before. I almost went there this year, but bad weather totally got me to change my mind.
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Image: twitter
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Image: Lennart Ootes – London Classic 2018

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Nostalgic

Golden memories

Instrumental pop

One of the best groups

Barbara’s daughter

Waikiki Man

Everything I want to do

Alan Garrity – and the list goes on…

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Golden Oldie Time


This song was popular for many years in South Africa. Hands up if you like this song too!


You remember this one probably too.

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The White Farmer

I am fed up! Yes, to sign petitions, to read day in and day out about the vicious and brutal attacks, killings and murders of South Africans and in particular, the white farmers! It’s not always I feel like this, but after reading about more brutal attacks tonight, yes tonight at Hopewell, I felt like crying – and the very young couple, with a month old baby, how they were murdered and tortured! This is my poem based on the very famous poem of Ingrid Jonker: The Child! (Face book has some pages with entries about the killings – ask me links and I can drop it in the comments box. Nothing is made-up about places and events.)

The White Farmer

The white farmer is not dead
at Hopewell nor at Port Elizabeth
not at Kimberley nor at Brits
where he lies with an ax in his head.

The white farmer is the dark shadow of the ANC
on guard with pangas, axes, rifles, guns
and kitchen irons, ready to brutally burn and torture farmer and wife
the white farmer is present at all food markets, charities and schools for black children
the white farmer peers through the hearts of EVERYONE
this white farmer just wanted to feed the whole nation
of South Africa, black and white
the white farmer is brave and a refugee in a whole world
that turned a blind eye.

The white farmer is not dead
at Sabie and Lydenburg nor at Tzaneen
not at Uitenhage nor at Randfontein
where he lies with a bullet in his head
and his wife tied to a chair.

This white farmer supported the community
in every way he could by sharing his belongings with his black workers
on the farm as well as in his shop but laid
dead in his house, brutally murdered by one of those…
in a world where leaders are turning a blind eye!

Nikita (24/8/2018)

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Sinquefield cup 2018

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Chess Sinquefieldcup 2018

It’s time for the Sinquefield Cup and I’ve looked at some twitter news! I usually like to follow this tournament, but not sure if there will be time blogging about it. These are some favourite tweets.

Chess Sinquefieldcup 2018=4

Chess Sinquefieldcup 2018=5

Chess Sinquefieldcup 2018=1

Chess Sinquefieldcup 2018=3

Chess Sinquefieldcup 2018=6

Chess Sinquefieldcup 2018=2

Chess Sinquefieldcup 2018=7

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Photos: Grand Chess Tour 2018 – What is Magnus thinking?

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Shahriyar Mamedyarov resigns on behalf of his team.

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David Llada is the famous chess photographer. He took these photos at the Schools Finals in Warsaw.

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