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Vintage at Norman Hardie (4)

Norman Hardie I’m back from Canada, and already in South Africa. But I’m thinking back to those few days I spent at Norman Hardie, and all that I saw, absorbed and learned. It was a lovely time. A privilege to witness. I followed Norm around like a puppy, watching what he was doing (and what he [...]
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