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Articles from 2011

The Revlon Reptile

Greetings and Salutations, iSimangaliso is an interesting World Heritage Site. No matter what part of this natural World Heritage site you might ...

Two Lemons Please!

Greetings and Salutations, Sometimes there are stories that you can never verify whether they are authentic and first hand or they are so good th...

High Heels in Africa

Greetings and Salutations, This is about putting the B back in bling and the Bling back in Bling-Bling. It all started years ago when I was worki...

The permanent shopping spree!

Greetings and Salutations, If you ever suffer from a potentially incurable case of shopaholicalism - my advice is to buy a BnB! Just add it to yo...

Topi or not topi!

Greetings and Salutations, If you have ever lived or worked in or around a game reserve you will know that certain animals are regularly found in...

Big Leopard, Small Lion...

Greetings and Salutations, Well this account has little to do with one of those Confucius say: "Confucius say nothing." But then, since ...

She said "yes"!

Greetings and Salutations, St. Lucia has plenty of fresh air. Sometimes I wonder if it has too much. For most of the time there is enough. Warm trop...

Australian chivalry, it is alive and well!

During late May we had a large passenger Cruise-liner dock at Richards' Bay from Australia. This ship had the capacity to carry 2000 passengers...

July Rainfall

Greetings and Salutations, There are some crazy people out there. I always heard about "the mad dogs and English men that go out in the midda...

A click and a servo motor

Greetings and Salutations, Strange how after many years of new and compact technology, we assume that all and sundry have moved into the future o...

Have you ever?

Have you ever had moments when you take a certain idea and you start playing around with that particular idea. Sometimes you do it on your own, o...

In the hot springs

Greetings and Salutations, One of my favourite destinations is finding the locations of the many hot springs we have scattered across Southern Af...

68 + 1

Greetings and Salutations, It never surprises me that we often associate certain daily symbols or words with a certain item or idea. Even people ...

A Giggle of Photographers

Greetings and Salutations, Sometimes you get drawn into a situation that is not of your own making. In addition to this - some things go aga...

Snort Like Thunder

Greetings and Salutations, A number of years ago there was a sign on the mountain pass between Manzini and Mbabane. It read "Drive like lightning...

Swinging a Cat...

Greetings and Salutations, Not far from the Village of St. Lucia and iSimangaliso is a smaller Park, which is a third the size of iSimangaliso. Even ...

53 and 47

Greetings and Salutations,This was crazy! At least for me. My track record has not been good in this particular field, although there are some things ...

The Girl

Greetings and Salutations,A couple of years ago I wrote a piece about "Getting wet with Kobus". The content was about a group of antelope that love wa...

Rhino Roadblock

Greetings and salutations,Never is a night the same, the spell between the setting sun and the rise is always different. Some animals become masters o...

Tick Intoxicated

Greetings and Salutations,We certainly live in a era of convenience. At a drop of a hat we can travel the World, hire cars and be hundreds if not thou...

steaming Hippos

Greetings and Salutations,Although St. Lucia Village has relatively few residents, a paltry 710 residents, for it's size it is certainly not a sleepy ...

Antonette

 Greetings and salutations,Strange that a chicken can bring out stories or situations that have affected other people's lives in small and big wa...

Your Lense Cover

Greetings and Salutations,There are a couple of embarrassing situations that can be long remembered. One of them is having someone point out that your...

Popping Frogs

Greetings and Salutations,The rain started on the 23 December, plenty of it. One of those rain sessions that lasts a couple of days. Never heavy, just...