On Safari with a Bushman – 2. Preparation

Having decided “We’re Going” we wanted to keep things simple. Over-preparation can cause delays, complications and second thoughts! I took long leave (I asked me, I said yes, I hired a locum optometrist, all good). Trish was between jobs – looking after kids was her current full-timer – so she was good to go. MarioContinue reading “On Safari with a Bushman – 2. Preparation”

Namibia Birding Trip

Geoffrey Kay, birding optometrist, put together a trip to Namibia in 1986. We landed in Windhoek, picked up a VW kombi and rigged it up with a nice big hebcooler in the back. Ice, beer, gin & tonic. Now we were ready for any emergency. West to Daan Viljoen game park where a lion’s roarContinue reading “Namibia Birding Trip”

On Seeking Good Advice

. . and then ignoring it. I couldn’t believe they wanted R40 000! Forty Thousand! NO WAY! So I sought advice from someone who really knows cars. Hi Alan My VW kombi is a 2005 1,9TDi T5 8-seater – 166 000km. Repairs needed: Clutch (R12 800); Brakes (R3 000); Driveshaft (R10 100) Sliding door notContinue reading “On Seeking Good Advice”

Thutty Yizz! (that's '30yrs' to you)

Aitch never held my culinary skills in high regard. Her favourite meal to mock was my chicken-onion-n-potato-in-a-pot special which she described as pale and tasteless. It wasn’t. It just looked bland. With a touch of salt and black pepper and enough red wine taken internally it was fine. She was right about my braaiing skills,Continue reading “Thutty Yizz! (that's '30yrs' to you)”