Thursday, 28 March 2013
Sketches made travelling through the winelands ~
Visiting a friend at Roggelands, near Paarl ~
In the old Botantical Gardens looking at the South African Library ~
A map I sketched of the Cape Town area ~
Monday, 25 March 2013
Here is a contemporary take on South African slang ~
I didn't know what Nooit meant until I watched this.
Slang means snake in Afrikaans.
This film had been watched 2,556,748 times on YouTube. Un-believe-able.
But the twin brothers Jack and Finn made a really good film about their visit to WWS in Vaalwater when the flew to South Africa with Comic Relief.
Friday, 22 March 2013
On Saturday 23rd March 2013
Sophie Neville was on 'Second Chance Radio Show' in the USA
interviewed by Dr Diane Dike.
Sophie spoke about her books and her life in Africa.
Free Kindle copies of 'Ride the Wings of Morning' were offered on the programme.
As a result it reached #1 in the free Kindle store under the category Travel - Africa in the UK and Canada
Monday, 18 March 2013
Jack and Finn recently visited the Waterberg Welfare Society in Vaalwater, the project we set up in 2000 to help the people of the Waterberg cope with the pandemic HIV/AIDs.
I wonder what road signs impacted them as they drove up!
Do post any questions in the comments below ~
Sunday, 10 March 2013
My friend Juliet was on the phone when a banded cobra slid through the French windows and straight past her into the sitting room. Her brother rushed in with a gun and shot the snake, just missing his mother's china cabinet. It measured 5'7" long and potentially very dangerous. But where was it's mate?
Another night one of the horses decided to cross a cattle grid. He got stucker than stuck. Three of his legs were between the bars. The Government vet told us we would never get him out uninjured and that the only answer was to shoot him. We managed to help by sliding bed boards - great slabs of wood - either side of the little horse before pulling out his hooves with ropes. He finally struggled to his feet a bit bruised and shaken but with no damage done apart from an injury to his pride.
Do add your own stories of life in the bush in the comments below ~