Snow’s Here!

Pictures coming through from friends in lockdown in Harrismith and district The top photo is the view from friend Koos Beukes’ stoep of the Maluti mountains on the Lesotho border. In the middle ground is Qwa Qwa kop. What a magnificent view! The others look like views of the Drakensberg from the N3 highway. SharedContinue reading “Snow’s Here!”

Afriski Over The Years

Skiing became sad, you had to snowboard. Friends joined us to fill up the 11-bed chalet over the years. Youngs, du Toits, Naudes, Chriches and Ogilvies. The instructors were great to the kids. Bronwyn, Brad & Wynand were special faves! Some years there was free snow, some years only the machine snow. The older theContinue reading “Afriski Over The Years”

Playing in the Snow

“Dad why are these people playing in the snow?” shouted my daughter Jessie. This happened in 2014 but to tell the story I have to take you back to 1973: On my way back home to South Africa from the ‘States, I flew from New York to London where I had arranged to meet aContinue reading “Playing in the Snow”

Downhill From Here

Obertauern in Austria and I’m learning to ski. The paraat Austrian ski instructor is earnestly telling us to “snor-plau, snor-plau” but we’ve been “snor-plauing” for an hour and we only have two days to ski! This won’t do, so I head off for the ski-lift. “Oy, where are you going?” shouts herr instructor. I pointContinue reading “Downhill From Here”