Shall we soldier on – or cancel the show?

Alas, I had spoken too early, when I published the previous blogpost – The Cape Town Military Tattoo 2013 must go on – despite the rain!

I believe it is for the first time ever in the history of the Cape Town Military Tattoo that a show had to be cancelled because of the rain. Last year, we had a bit of rain too, and some terrifically strong winds, but the show went on nonetheless because the rain cleared up in time.

The Annual Gunners’ Memorial Service of 2011 in the Company’s Garden

Last weekend, a thunderous ka-BOOM! in the peaceful Company’s Garden set windows rattling and car alarms shrilling in central Cape Town. Flocks of doves, pigeons and seagulls took to the air in a flurry of wings, and squirrels scrambled up tree trunks, as smoky clouds of acrid smelling cordite wafted across lush green lawns carpeted…