The EM Diet

A childhood friend is writing a lovely book on his mountaineering exploits and the journey he has made from climbing the mountain outside our town to climbing bigger and more famous mountains all over the world!! Flatteringly, he asked me and a Pommy work and climber friend to proofread his latest draft. Being a techno-boff,Continue reading “The EM Diet”

New Book Coming!

Johnny Vassilaros is a courageous mensch. And an author. And I can’t wait! If you love Durban, get your copy. Write to – littleboatsandbigfish@gmail.com – Foreward by Advocate Peter RowanI have known Johnny since 2003. I have spent many long hours with him, in meetings, in consultations, in Court proceedings, in open debate and inContinue reading “New Book Coming!”

Explorers 10. Smith

Here’s another real explorer! Andrew Smith (1797-1872) – British army surgeon, traveler, collector, author, committee man and naturalist. As a boy he was apprenticed part-time to a medical doctor while studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Sent to the Cape Colony in 1821, he was stationed in Grahamstown until the middle of 1825. DuringContinue reading “Explorers 10. Smith”

No Respect . .

. . for their own natural history! They found it by boring but they wouldn’t have found it boring – we all love reading about ourselves. If they’d navigated to the right page they’d have found their ancestors – or cousins – in here. ~~~oo0oo~~~ 2020: Clearing out old books during the April 2020 lockdown,Continue reading “No Respect . .”