Thursday, 29 August 2013

Amazed by the response to BARDSandTALES

Hello! If you remember Bards and Tales is a blog I ignored for quite a while and then resurrected last year August. It's been a year of pretty steadfast posting (unless the internet let me down!) and initially we called it baby-blog, never expecting the response since.

This is no longer a baby-blog! In fact it's catching up fast to Writing World and Multiverse and will no doubt zap on past very soon! Thank you so much for visiting- because you do, Bards and Tales is now an adult!

A few images to celebrate the feel-good world we have created here together:


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Monday, 26 August 2013

The Ghost of Uniondale

The Ghost of Uniondale

She is probably South Africa’s most well known highway ghost. 
On our recent vacation, we passed through Uniondale and we were told the following story, the inhabitants swear it is true: 

The story starts on the evening of 12th April 1968 when a recently engaged couple, Maria Roux and G.M. Pretorius were travelling from Graaf Reinet to Riversdal.  They however never made their destination , Pretorius lost control of the vehicle just outside Uniondale and they were involved in a horrible accident. Pretorius was injured and when the wreck was found by a local farmer the next morning Maria was dead. 

A few years later, in 1976 motorists started seeing a woman in white alongside the road where the accident took place. Some motorists picked her up, minutes later they would hear a shrill laugh , the sound of a door closing and an icy chill would be felt inside the car. This became known as the ghost of Maria Roux.  It is also said that the local police department kept some sugar water available to calm tourists who came in to report seeing a ghost. 

The story further goes that Pretorius got married a year after the tragic accident and that is why Maria became restless, the fact that her fiancĂ© had found love in the arms of another woman. 

When Pretorius himself died in a car accident in 1984, Maria stopped appearing, she was at peace at last.

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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Test for Bards

Hello! If you click across all my blogs, you might have noticed this testing thing going on!

Will be away from internet for a time, therefore setting up email to blog!

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