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JUNE 2014


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JUNE / 2014

CONTENTS @ Feature 6 Who is UKIP ? @ Afrikaans 10 Hartsbegeertes @ What's so Funny ? 16 Talking dog For Sale ! @ Book Review 19 Wollf - Wolf @ Entertainment Guide 20 Britain's best transport museums

EDITOR'S letter Hi Guys and Gals Another month has gone which means we are halfway through 2014, where has the time gone ? Summer has been and gone and been and gone and..., but hey, that's life in the UK for you ! A couple of interesting reads in our June issue that includes a feature on UKIP. Interesting to try and understand what they are all about and how it could possibly affect South Africans in the UK and those wanting to come and work or live here in the future, you decide. We continue to support SAFFA businesses in the UK so feel free to send us your info. Catch you later alligators !!

@ Arts & Crafts 28 Ways to make balloon animals @ Arts & Crafts 28 Decorative border designs @ Food & Drink 30 Tomato & Onion Frikkadelle @ ST Communications (Part 4) 50 Travellers guide to South African slang @ Health & Beauty 52 Does sugar cause heart disease ? @ Travel 54 Beach holidays North Wales @ Motoring 56 Ultimate driving experience ON THE COVER Vintage Sports Car Photographed by Howard Pugh


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With the rise of UKIP in the United Kingdom and the debacle that has arisen about who they are and what they stand for, we decided to do a feature on this political party to help you decide if they are a positive or negative contributor to the UK political spectrum and how it could possibly affect South Africans residing in the United Kingdom should they come to power. What They Stand For These are anxious and troubled times. As crisis follows crisis, our politicians do nothing in the face of dangers rearing up all around us. Taxes and Government debt rise. Energy and transport costs soar. Unemployment is too high. The NHS and state education strain under a population increase of 4 million since 2001. Another wave of uncontrolled immigration comes from the EU (this time Bulgaria and Romania). Yet the political class tells us the EU is good for the UK. A gulf has opened between the ruling elite and the public. Because they must all follow Brussels diktats, each of the establishment main parties is now so similar voters have no real choice. The EU controls Immigration, Business and Employment, Financial Services, Fishing, Farming, Energy and Trade. It seeks now to control Law and Order, Foreign Affairs and Tax. Only outside the EU can we start to solve the problems our country faces. Return Power to the UK • A vote for UKIP is a vote to leave the EU and recover power over our national life. • Free trade, but not political union, with our European neighbours. We are the EU’s largest export market: they depend on us for jobs - not the other way around. • Binding local and national referenda, at the public’s request, on major issues. Protect Our Borders • Regain control of our borders and of immigration only possible by leaving the EU. • Immigrants must financially support themselves and their dependents for 5 years. This means private health insurance (except emergency medical care), private education and private housing - they should pay into the pot before they take out of it. • A points-based visa system and time-limited work permits. * Proof of private health insurance must be a precondition for immigrants and tourists to enter the UK.

Rebuild Prosperity • Save £55m a day in membership fees by leaving the EU and give British workers first crack at the 800,000 jobs we currently advertise to EU workers. * No tax on the minimum wage. • Enrol unemployed welfare claimants onto community schemes or retraining workfare programmes. • Scrap HS2, all green taxes and wind turbine subsidies. • Develop shale gas to reduce energy bills and free us from dependence on foreign oil and gas - place the tax revenues into a British Sovereign Wealth Fund. • UKIP will abolish inheritance tax. Inheritance tax brings In under £4bn - less than a third of what we spend on foreign aid. The super-rich avoid it, while modest property owners get caught by it. It hits people during a time of grief and UKIP will budget in its 2015 spending plans to completely abolish this unfair death tax. • Make cuts to foreign aid that are real and rigorous. Safeguard Against Crime • No cuts to front line policing. • Make sentences mean what they say. • No votes for prisoners - that’s what losing your liberty means. * Prevent foreign criminals entering the UK - by reintroducing border controls that the EU forced us to abandon. • Scrap the European Arrest Warrant, which sends British citizens to foreign jails without evidence, just to answer questions - replace it with a proper extradition system. • Remove the UK from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights. Care And Support For All • Open GP surgeries in the evening, for full-time workers, where there is demand. • Locally-elected County Health Boards to inspect hospitals - to avoid another Stafford Hospital crisis. • Prioritise social housing for people whose parents and grandparents were born locally. • Allow the creation of new grammar schools. • Make welfare a safety net for the needy, not a bed for the lazy. Benefits only available to those who have l lived here for over 5 years. Free Speech and Democracy • No to Political Correctness - it stifles free speech. * The law of the land must apply to us all. We oppose any other system of law. • Teach children positive messages and pride in their country. We want to unite through better integration. UKIP is a patriotic party that believes in putting Britain first. Only UKIP will return self-government to the British people.

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TOLLENAAR as die pavement my-eselse lyf kan dra; kan jou argument jy-engelmos geen regte hier aandra hoe dink u ... watter eiersel is hier geplant, om my met een helleveeg hier op die pavement neer te vel? glo my dan hierdie steeg is nie my woning nie! as die goewerment my-eselse lot sou wou dra; sou jy ‘n peperment ek-engelvir my uit die Spur aandra? hoe dink u... watter anonieme wellus, sieke grap het met groteske klimaks my hier op die pavement neergeplak? glo my van hierdie steeg is ek nie boorling nie!

Talking Dog For Sale A man sees a sign in front of a house: “Talking Dog for Sale.” He rings the bell and the owner tells him the dog is in the backyard. He goes into the backyard and sees a black mutt just sitting there. “You talk?” he asks. “Yep,” the mutt replies. “So, what’s your story?” The mutt looks up and says, “Well, I discovered this gift pretty young and I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA about my gift, and in no time they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.” “I was one of their most valuable spies eight years running. But, the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn’t getting any younger and I wanted to settle down.” “So, I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security work, mostly wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings there and was awarded a batch of medals.” “Had a wife, a mess of puppies, and now I’m just retired.” The man is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog. The owner says, “Ten dollars.” The guy says, “This dog is amazing. Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?” The owner replies, “He’s such a liar. He didn’t do any of that stuff.”

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Eben Venter Biographical info Eben Venter was raised on a sheep farm in Eastern Cape, South Africa. He read philosophy at university and migrated to Australia in 1986 when a State of Emergency was declared. Venter has published nine works of fiction (six novels, two short story collections and a column & recipe book.) His last novel, Santa Gamka (2009), was awarded three South African literary awards: the W.A. Hofmeyr prize (for the fourth time), the M-Net and the ATKV prize. His work has been translated in English, Dutch and German. His last English novel, Trencherman, was long listed for the Sunday Times (South Africa) prize, 2009.

He presses the button to activate the screen of the CCTV system: two sharply pointed dog's ears. A wolfhound; except that a wolfhound can't reach that high. He keeps the button pressed in and peers at the bluegrey night scene of the pavement and the section of the road covered by the cameras at the gate. The dog's head, abnormally large, stares back at him. There's something about the hairiness of the dog hairs and the oddly impassive gaze of the dark pin-hole eyes that doesn't seem quite right. And where's the rest of the dog-creature's body? He knows who it is even before the deliberately-gruffened voice comes over the intercom. 'Matt,' says the dog-muzzle, 'it's me. Please open up.' Mattheus Duiker, the only son of Benjamin Duiker, the former owner of Duiker's Motors, opens the gate of their Cape Town mansion to his lover, Jack. Disguised as a wolf, Jack invades the intimate darkness in which Matt is waiting for his father to die and for his own life to take off. Shiny-eyed at the prospect, the two young men sneak past the study where the old blind man, dwelling on melancholy attachments and sombre suspicions, sits listening for the footfall of death. Eben Venter's novel is an unsparing investigation into the relation between a father and his son, into the disenfranchisement of a man who can glean scant wisdom from the past to equip him for life in a rapidly changing dispensation. Passionate. Disturbing. A masterly unravelling of the fragile thread of feeling - Eben Venter at the top of his game.

Britain’s best transport museums

Bristol The world's first great ocean liner launched in 1843, Bristol Experience the feats of engineering that changed the face of British transport, from the first iron ships to early motor cars and the London Underground. Step into historic streets, recreated to bring the past to life at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum, then learn all about the history of rail... London Transport Museum, London In the heart of Covent Garden, the London Transport Museum is a treasure-trove of historic vehicles. See how people got around in bygone days, from original omnibuses to early Tube carriages and horse drawn vehicles. Together, they tell the story of the city’s growth into a fully modern metropolis over the last two centuries.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Scotland See historic vehicles, from trams to horse drawn wagons, locomotives and more. You can even step inside reconstructed shops and see how things changed from the 1890s to the 1930s, while you learn about how Glasgow grew up around the River Clyde. See vintage cars, learn about river transport, and climb inside all kinds of old-fashioned vehicles too.

Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, England Some of the most remarkable vehicles of the 19th and 20th centuries are to be found hidden away in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Flanked by wooded parkland, Beaulieu National Motor Museum brings together unique and famous vehicles of all shapes and sizes. You’ll see everything from the origins of motoring to modern rally cars, land-speed record breakers, F1 Grand Prix cars and most exciting of all, the world’s largest collection of James Bond Vehicles.

National Railway Museum, York, England Walk among huge, gleaming locomotives and imagine them rushing at full speed through the countryside in days gone by. York Railway Museum combines 300 spectacular vehicles with a comprehensive history of British railways that really brings the heyday of rail travel to life. See original posters, photographs, and a huge collection of railway-related artefacts, from timepieces to furniture and historical footage.

SUMMER WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL Saturday, June 28at 11:00am St Peter's Church Hall Laleham Road, Staines TW18 2DX

We are organising a bring and braai on the 5th July at Llantwit Major. There will be fires made for you to braai your own meats. If you have a potjie bring that too. Bring your own salads and braai broodjies. There are 3 rugby fields and 2 childrens parks. There is also a kitchen. Bring cricket bats. balls and rugby balls too. Everyone can have a play. like touch rugby and other fun sports. There is camping places around you can phone and book. Last year we where about 250 people that came and we hope this year will be bigger. The Rugby Club has advised that for a corkage fee people can bring their own spirits and wine, BUT NOT beer. It would really be appreciated if everybody coming to the Braai give a donation to help cover costs related to the event e.g. firewood, venue hire, corkage, etc. Looking forward to seeing you there. Hope to see all of you !

Saturday 5 July 2014 Starting time : 11h00 till late. Venue Address : Llantwit Major Rugby Club. Boverton Rd. Llantwit Major. CF611XZ Wales. For more information contact Jacky Drubber fref=ufi

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Ways to Make Balloon Animals Balloons are a great idea for decorating party venues. Especially if it is your toddler's birthday, having inflated balloons in the shape of animals at the venue will just take the party to a whole different level of fun and excitement

Making Tip While making balloon animals, preferably use new instead of old, stored ones. Older balloons have the probability to pop when you inflate or twist them. DOG The number one favorite among kids, the party won't get started without the dog. This is a very popular shape and one of the easiest to make. Once you get this shape right, a foundation for making the rest of the animals of the jungle is laid. You will just need a #260 balloon to create this fun piece of art.

Instructions 1.Take a #260 balloon and inflate it. At the tail end, leave 4 inches uninflated. 2. Now, from the nozzle end, twist the balloon for about six inches. 3. Now, squeeze the two parts of the folded balloon about 2 inches from the fold. 4.Twist the squeezed portion further; two or three twists should do the trick. These are the ears of the doggy, and the knot is its nose. 5.Now, for the front and back legs. They are made in the same way as the ears. 6.Fold the balloon an inch below the twist that formed the ears. Twist the balloon to form the front legs of the dog. 7.Last but not the least, fold the balloon 2 inches away from the twist that formed the front legs. Now, twist. Your happy helper doggy is ready.

by Andrew ColombV Tomato and Onion Frikadelle

Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 1 hrs INGREDIENTS:


4 medium tomatoes 2 large onions 2 tablespoons oil 1 kg minced beef 1/2 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup milk 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons salt 1 ml pepper 1/2 cup water 2 tablespoons soup mix

1. Preheat oven to 180C. 2.Peel tomatoes and onions and chop roughly. 3.Braise in oil until soft. 4.Mix half tomato and onion mix with mince and oatmeal. 5.Add milk, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper and mix well. 6.Shape 14 large frikkadelle from the mixture and place them close together in a shallow ovenproof dish. 7.Mix the water and soup powder and pour this over the frikkadelle. 8.Cover and bake for 1 hour. 9.Spoon the remaining onion and tomato mixture over the frikkadelle and continue baking until nicely browned on the top.

Ingredients: 1 cup raw milk (or organic low temp pasteurized milk) 1 Tbsp raw honey 1/2 – 1 full jigger (1-2 ounces) of whiskey – depending on your tolerance! 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional) 1/4 tsp turmeric (optional) Directions: The basic recipe is to warm milk, honey and whiskey on medium heat until it is just scalded (foaming around the edges). Pour into a mug and enjoy.

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Coming to the UK to volunteer From the National Centre for Volunteering. Are there any restrictions? There may be restrictions on working as a volunteer in the UK. The majority of the volunteering opportunities available require you to give a minimum commitment of 3 - 6 months. Most volunteering opportunities require a 4 - 6 hours commitment per week. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide advice or information on paid employment in the UK or provide any help with accommodation. A few volunteering opportunities come with accommodation, you can search for residential volunteering opportunities at the National Website. Volunteers from non-EU countries? The general rule is that non-EU nationals need a work permit to take up "employment paid or unpaid", which includes volunteering. There are separate rules for refugees and asylum seekers. Working holiday makers are permitted to volunteer. Spouses of work permit holders are allowed to volunteer. The Home Office has made an important concession to the general rule. The concession allows people from non-EU countries to volunteer if certain conditions are met: * they volunteer with a registered charity * pocket money, board and accommodation may be provided, but no additional remuneration * the volunteer's work must be closely related to the aims of the organisation - they should be working with people rather than doing purely clerical, administrative or maintenance work (for which a work permit is required) * the volunteer may be allowed to stay in the country for a maximum of 12 months * the volunteer must not seek or take paid employment whilst they are here People coming to this country in order to volunteer? People from countries for which a visa is needed to travel to the UK must obtain one before travelling. People who have arranged their voluntary work before travelling to the UK and who do not need a visa but would like peace of mind can seek entry clearance before travelling. This takes the form of a certificate placed in your passport. This is not a requirement and does not guarantee entry into the UK, but it may make passage through immigration control easier. Application for entry clearance is made to the British Embassy or High Commission in the volunteer's country. A fee is charged for entry clearance.

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JUNE 2014


ANTVR Virtual Reality Kit

This promising virtual reality system can be used with HDTVs, gaming consoles, PCs and anything that has an HDMI output. It also has a clever controller that can be used as a gun, a joystick, a gamepad and a motion controller.

Zagg Auto-Fit Keyboard Case

The Auto-Fit keyboard case has a spring-loaded mechanism that makes it compatible with a variety of Android tablets. Its battery lasts up to a year per charge. The 7″ version is already out, with 8″ and 10″ sizes to follow.

Quitbit Smart Lighter

A lighter designed to help smokers quit. Quitbit tracks your smoking habits, lets you set limits, shows how much money you’ve saved by cutting back and more. You can even turn off its heating coil for a set amount of time.

A Traveller’s Guide to South African Slang (Part 4) M Mal – mull: Crazy, mad, nuts, e.g., Are you mal? You can’t eat butternut at a braai. Moer – moe-rr (roll that r): To hit or beat up, e.g., Steve moered Alan for checking his chick. Also used for emphasis, e.g., that was a moer hard hike up Table Mountain. Muti – moo-ti: Medicine, usually traditional medicine from a sangoma, but can refer to anything from headache tablets to antibiotics. N Nooit – noyt: Exclamation of no or never. E.g., Did you check the game last night? Nooit bru, I was having a jol knocking back shots with Sharlto Copley at Shimmy Beach Club at the Waterfront. Now now: Second meaning for now. It also means sometime soon, although sooner than just now, like within the next 30 to 60 minutes. O Oke - oak: Similar to china, bru and boet. Oom: Uncle, often used to refer to any older men. P Padkos: Snacks for a road trip. Pap - pup: Maize porridge, a staple for many South Africans it can be eaten as breakfast, lunch or supper. Often accompanies a braai. Poephol – poop-all: Idiot, moron, doofus. It’s the Afrikaans version of arsehole (asshole), e.g., Did you see that poephol cut me off in traffic? R Right now: Third meaning for now, this one means immediately or at least within the next 5 – 10 minutes. Robot: Traffic light Rock up: Arrive, pitch up Roff – ruff (roll the r): Rough, especially do with character, e.g., You don’t want to mess with her bru, she’s roff enough to chew you a new poephol. It can also indicate feeling under the weather, especially when hung over, e.g., Bru, it must have been a hectic jol last night because you look roff.

S Sangoma – sun-gor-mah: Traditional healer Scale: Steal, e.g., Someone scaled my iPhone last night china. It’s not kif. Scaly: Disreputable character, sleazy, e.g., I’ve never met a drug dealer who wasn’t scaly. Score: Buy or otherwise obtain, e.g., Boet, I scored lekker tickets to the rugby tonight. Also indicates success with the opposite sex, e.g., Sharon scored with Luke last night. I had to tell them to get a room. Shebeen – sha-been: Township or informal pub Shot: Thanks, e.g., Shot for the drinks bru. Sies (sis): An expression of disgust, can be used to refer to something yucky or gross. E.g., Sis, check that squashed frog on the road. Sjoe – shoe: General exclamation, e.g., Sjoe it’s a hot day! And, Sjoe, you look tired. And, Sjoe that’s a big bladdy drink. Skeef (skief: Sideways, usually used as a way to look at someone T Takkies – tack-keys: Sneakers, sports shoes. Tannie - tunnee: Aunt, often used to refer to any older women. Tassies – tus-sees: Short of super cheap red wine called Tassenberg, favoured by students and anyone hard up for cash. Tune – choon: Talk, provoke, spin a yarn, e.g., What’s this kak you’re tuning me? Are you tuning me grief (are you giving me trouble)? V Vetkoek – fet-cook: Deep-fried ball of dough that is excellent filled with syrup or mince. Voetsek – foot-sack: Get lost or bugger off. Usually not said in a nice way. Vrot: Rotten, bad, or blind drunk. E.g., that meat is so vrot it’s got maggots. And, Alan was so vrot drunk last night the bartender had to drive him home. Vry: Kiss, smooch. Vuvuzela - voo-voo-zeh-lah: Loud trumpets blown at sports events, made famous (infamous) at the 2010 Soccer World Cup. W Windgat - vind-ghat: Show off, usually recklessly, e.g., Those teenage boys are windgat in their dad’s new BMW. Woes – voos: Wild, extreme, crazy, e.g. That chick’s so woes she’ll drink you under the table and sell your car to the skollies. Y Yebo - yeah-boh: Yes Yo - yoh: Exclamation of surprise, e.g., Yo, I didn’t think that you were going to drink that 11th dop. Yussus – yuh-siss: Expression of surprise, revelation or objection, e.g., Yussus man, you don’t know what you’re bladdy talking about!

New Study: Does Sugar Cause Heart Disease?

Are today’s high rates of overconsumption of sodas and other sugar sources a direct cause of heart disease? It’s possible, more and more people think so, and a new study gives this idea further support. * CBS News: Too much sugar linked to fatal heart disease, even in those who are not obese * BBC News: Sweet tooth linked to heart attacks Of course, today’s study only shows statistical associations. In this study, people who consumed large amounts of sugar, for example sodas, got heart disease more often. Correlation doesn’t prove causation, so this doesn’t mean that this study has proven what is cause and effect. However, this study did demonstrate a linear association: the more sugar the greater the risk. This study is just another piece of the puzzle, and more and more people are starting to see a clear picture, and taking the health hazards stemming from excessive sugar consumption seriously. Prof. Laura Schmidt at University of California San Francisco writes in a commentary in JAMA: We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in research on the health effects of sugar, one fueled by extremely high rates of added sugar overconsumption in the American public. Past concerns revolved around obesity and dental caries as the main health hazards. Overconsumption of added sugars has long been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, under the old paradigm, it was assumed to be a marker for unhealthy diet or obesity. The new paradigm views sugar overconsumption as an independent risk factor in CVD as well as many other chronic diseases, including diabetes mellitus, liver cirrhosis, and dementia—all linked to metabolic perturbations involving dyslipidemia, hypertension, and insulin resistance. The new paradigm hypothesizes that sugar has adverse health effects above any purported role as “empty calories” promoting obesity. Too much sugar does not just make us fat; it can also make us sick. The fight against cigarettes has almost been won in the West. Now the fight against sugar is starting to get serious. The health benefits may be at least as great.

Beach holidays North Wales

Llandudno Llandudno, the epitome of the elegant Victorian seaside resort. It’s on quite an upswing at the moment, with great places to stay, eat and drink. It’s also a hub of North Wales’ thriving contemporary art and craft scene. There are several galleries in town, with Mostyn leading the way. It’s a striking reinvention of a grand Edwardian gallery that was the first in the world to be purpose-built as an exhibition space for women artists. As a bonus, both Llandudno and Colwyn Bay have the magnificent driving, walking and cycling routes of Snowdonia right on their doorstep. The Victorians and Edwardians loved Llandudno – they called it the Queen of the Welsh Resorts, and graced it with some of the most elegant seaside architecture in Britain. You can delve further into the past at our 4000 year old copper mine or the medieval castle at Conwy. Or just enjoy the vintage charm of the Great Orme Tramway, Punch and Judy on the prom and a Victorian-style afternoon tea.

Great Orme Tramway, Llandudno

Ultimate Driving Experience

Imagine driving your favourite classic car through the glorious British countryside. Fantasise about sitting behind the wheel of an iconic 1960s sports car with the wind in your hair, or cruising in luxury in a Rolls Royce or other grand saloon. You’ve probably never thought that this could ever be possible without re-mortgaging the house or looting the kids' trust fund. And if you bought the car of your dreams, where would you keep it and how would you maintain it? There is another way The Historic and Classic Car Hirers' Guild currently consists of seven established classic car rental businesses, five in England and two in Scotland, all of which are in a position to fulfil such a fantasy. Your dream, or that of your partner, parent or friend can become a reality simply by picking up the phone or writing a short email. Guild member companies can be found in Cornwall, Kent, Wiltshire, Suffolk, Yorkshire, Dumfries and Clackmannanshire. With over 50 cars in the Guild’s fleet, you can experience driving the legendary Bond car, a 1960s Aston Martin, or many men's childhood dream machine, Jaguar's sensational E Type. Maybe cherished memories of owning an MGB as a youngster drives an ambition to try one again or perhaps a trip to the races or a stately home in a glorious Bentley or Jaguar saloon would be a perfect day out. It's a simple process. Having contacted your chosen company, and reserved the car for your required dates, all you have to do is turn up and collect your dream car. No maintenance necessary, no insurance to arrange, no cleaning and polishing required. After a test run and some basic instruction, you are free to drive off as you please or follow a suggested route. Take a classic motor car off the busy British highways and find more interesting and challenging routes on delightful and scenic B roads. It may take a little longer, but, isn’t this what its all about – going back in time, taking things a little more leisurely, enjoying some British weather (good or bad!) and Living The Dream!

RENTALS Now you can hire your dream Harley-Davidson® for a day, weekend or week. We have a rental package to suit. You can hire a Harley® from West Coast between March and October for business or pleasure, touring Scotland and visiting our recommended routes, contact us for full details. To find out which models are available and at what cost - check out our Models and Prices section. To make a provisional rental booking or make an enquiry please use the booking form here. When we receive your information we will contact you to confirm the details. Hiring a bike from West Coast Harley® is easy! Our rental requirements are shown below. * Hirers must be over 25 and held a full motorcycle license for a minimum of 12 months. * Hirer must advise us of any current or pending driving offences or convictions. * Hirer must have recent riding experience. * Rainsuit and helmet for rider and pillion can be requested with hire. * A deposit of £500 (UK Pounds) is required at the time of collection. * Extra days are charged at the daily rate; the motorcycle should be returned by 9am following last day of hire. * On return the fuel tank should be full, otherwise a charge to fill of £15.00 (UK Pounds) plus the cost of the fuel will be charged. * A foreign travel premium of £20.00 (UK Pounds) per week is applicable. * Excess mileage is charged at £0.15 (UK Pounds) per mile over the 250 miles per day limit. West Coast HarleyDavidson 147-151 North Street Glasgow G3 7DA

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RED BULL AIR RACE: ASCOT Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2014 16 – 17 August 2014, Ascot, UK

The SA Expat UK Edition - June Issue  
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