littlebrittain As South African immigrants to the UK (since 1990), we often amuse ourselves at the 'way of the locals' here and ponder the paradoxes of the decrepitude of this first-world country's vital institutions, such as public transport, national health, law and order, and of course the once-great economic backbone of this country; manufacturing. Probably just like the locals amuse themselves at our African bush-ways and the paradoxes that we brought along.