Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010


"A warning to the people
The good and the evil
This is war
To the soldier, the civillian
The martyr, the victim
This is war

It's the moment of truth and the moment to lie
The moment to live and the moment to die
The moment to fight, the moment to fight, to fight, to fight, to fight

To the right, to the left
We will fight to the death
To the Edge of the Earth
It's a brave new world from the last to the first

To the right, to the left
We will fight to the death
To the Edge of the Earth
It's a brave new world
It's a brave new world

A warning to the prophet, the liar, the honest
This is war
To the leader, the pariah, the victim, the messiah
This is war"


Staring in the darkness
Dreaming about lost victories
I hear the sound of distant pipes
Calling out to me


Dark Times

Sunday, October 17, 2010



“You think I am dead,”
The apple tree said,
“Because I have never a leaf to show–
Because I stoop,
And my branches droop,
And the dull gray mosses over me grow!
But I’m still alive in trunk and shoot;
The buds of next May
I fold away–
But I pity the withered grass at my root.”

“You think I am dead,”
The quick grass said,
“Because I have parted with stem and blade!
But under the ground
I am safe and sound
With the snow’s thick blanket over me laid.m all alive, and ready to shoot,
Should the spring of the year
Come dancing here–
But I pity the flower without branch or root.”
“You think I am dead,”
A soft voice said,
“Because not a branch or root I own.
I never have died,
But close I hide
In a plumy seed that the wind has sown.
Patient I wait through the long winter hours;
You will see me again–
I shall laugh at you then,
Out of the eyes of a hundred flowers.”

Edith M. Thomas


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Julle, julle...

People talk about you
People say you've had your day
I'm a man that will go far
Fly the moon and reach for the stars
With my sword and head held high
Got to pass the test first time, yeah
I know that people talk about me
I hear it every day
But I can prove them wrong 'cause I'm right first time

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ek soek...

Ek soek my vrou se hand in myne, ek soek my hond tussen my voete, ek soek die sterre bo my, ek soek die veld in my longe, ek soek dit als.

Vreugde, geluk, vrede... /'\

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Pics

HT: Theo

Magersfontein & Boer Foreign Volunteers


The Battle of Magersfontein was the second of the three battles included in the Black Week of the Second Boer War. It was fought on 11 December 1899 at Magersfontein near Kimberley on the borders of the Cape Colony and the independent republic of the Orange Free State. General Piet Cronje and General De la Rey's Boer troops defeated the British troops under Lieutenant General Lord Methuen, who had been sent to relieve the Siege of Kimberley.



Although there was a lot of sympathy for the Boer cause outside of the Commonwealth, there was little overt government support as few countries were willing to upset Britain, in fact no other government actively supported the Boer cause. There were, however, individuals from several countries who volunteered and formed Foreign Volunteer Units. These volunteers primarily came from Europe, particularly Germany, Ireland, France, Holland and Poland.

Boer War volunteers from Finland & Scandinavia

In the early stages of the war the majority of the foreign volunteers were obliged to join a Boer commando. Later they formed their own foreign legions with a high degree of independence, including the: Scandinavian Corps, Italian Legion, two Irish Brigades, German Corps, Dutch Corps, Legion of France, American Scouts and Russian Scouts.

While the vast majority of people involved from British Empire countries fought with the British Army, a few Australians fought on the Boer side. The most famous of these was Colonel Arthur Lynch,  formerly of Ballarat, who raised the Second Irish Brigade. Lynch, charged with treason was sentenced to death, by the British, for his service with the Boers. After mass petitioning and intervention by King Edward VII he was released a year later and pardoned in 1907.

However the free rein given to the foreign legions was eventually curtailed after Villebois-Mareuil and his small band of Frenchmen met with disaster at Boshof, and thereafter all the foreigners were placed under the direct command of General De la Rey.

General De la Rey


After the war, a special Scandinavian monument was constructed on the battlefield. The monument consisted of four cornerstones, representing the four Nordic countries, each decorated with the Scandinavian valkyrie and national symbols of each country. The verse is from Johan Ludvig Runeberg’s March of the Pori Regiment, these days the ofificial Finnish presidential march: “On valiant men the faces of their fathers smile.”


Please note: This post is not really complete - it came about after a search for "Tommy Atkins" (after watching the serial episode of "Johnny and the Dead").

This is some ZA history that I thought I would share...


It flowered...



Sunday, August 29, 2010

Black Sabbath - Children of the Grave

Nazareth Hair of the Dog

Kamelot - The Haunting

Don't headbang on a chair...

Night Ranger - Sister Christian

Don McLean - American Pie

I don't like pie - but I like this...

Toto - Africa

Draai Bliksem!

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to build up,a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time for love, a time for hate
A time for peace, I swear it's not too late

Dust In the Wind

Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper


Here kitty kitty...

Might be corny but FU!

Dragonslayer (WTF! No Wikipedia entry...?)


And in the air!

And with Blades...

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Pic: Hat Tip Elf

Lost inside the dream, pass by the life we'll live forever,
Still the wasted time left burning below
One thousand shattered voices, lost inside in endless wonder,
Tonight her voice will take me home.

Lounge Haven

Photo: BB 9700


Garden Haven

Photo: BB 9700

When a gauzy, purple butterfly,
Softly tilts a golden flower,
It's cool wings ease the summer flame
As laughter sooths a troubled hour.



Photo: BB 9700

There’s a certain Slant of light,
Winter Afternoons —
That oppresses, like the Heft
Of Cathedral Tunes —

Heavenly Hurt, it gives us —
We can find no scar,
But internal difference,
Where the Meanings, are —

None may teach it — Any —
’Tis the Seal Despair —
An imperial affliction
Sent us of the Air —

When it comes, the Landscape listens —
Shadows — hold their breath —
When it goes, ’tis like the Distance
On the look of Death —

Emily Dickinson

Bach 03/07/2010

Photo: BB 9700

Rhum 17/04/2010

Photo: BB 9700

Tipo Tinto Rhum

Mozambique Rum available in plastic 500ml bottles...


Photo: BB 9700

Monday, June 28, 2010


All our times have come
Here but now they're gone
Seasons don't fear the reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain..we can be like they are
Come on baby...don't fear the reaper
Baby take my hand...don't fear the reaper
We'll be able to fly...don't fear the reaper
Baby I'm your man...

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Dead Ironman

Born from desperation,
Born from hatred.
I will soar with my creation,
But carry me - Angel wings sacred.


Standing strong

Lost in thought and lost in time
While the seeds of life and the seeds of change were planted
Outside the rain fell dark and slow
While I pondered on this dangerous but irresistible pastime
I took a heavenly ride through our silence
I knew the moment had arrived
For killing the past and coming back to life

Pink Floyd : Coming Back To Life 

Deutschland über alles!


They will try and stomp!
So -
 Howl Brother!
For we are One!


Sunday, June 20, 2010


Wyrm-tainted walking dead which drink the blood of the living to survive.

Battle's Thought Of The Day...