A displaced member of the African Continent - from Rhodesia, residing in London with the firm intent on traveling as much as possible - as soon as I can get an internationally accepted passport, that is!!
My motto in life, kindly provided by my best friend Colleen ...
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave,
With the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body,
But rather to skid in sideways
- Champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other,
Body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and
Yelling loudly -
"WOO HOO - What a Ride!"
December 8th 2004
okay folks.... This is going to be a major project for sure. wanna get thw whole whack on here, from day of arrival in the UK proressing onwards - forever onwards. So, that means you have to bear with me. There are some serious gaps in happenings, and I dont have the text to go with them, so am going to have to be creative of note to get it all back... Whoopeee.... ... read more
May 29th 2004
29th May - 31st May 2004 Well, last weekend I decided, it being a long weekend, that I just did not want to stay at home. So I packed the car, fetched Colly and we headed for the hills. Took the map book and Col did the navigating bit, and we went thru Dorset, Devon and down to the coast, and back again in 3 days. No planning on where we were going, just see where the road takes us. We packed the car, with full intentions of sleeping in GG to save on money. The only rule, we stay off the major roads to avoid traffic, and see the countryside. All the little white roads on the map, in other words, strip roads and country lanes! All in all 430 miles travelled in 2 half ... read more
May 9th 2004
Hells Bells, there just never seems to be time for most things anymore. I can remember days in Zim when I was bored and had time to spare in the evenings and weekends. That sure has gone by the wayside. So anyway, that is the reason for my generic letter to so many of you at the same time, please forgive me!!! Well, lets see.... Life, finally, seems to be settling down into a manageable morass of do and don't. Having gotten shot of the shitty job, have settled very nicely into the recruiting world and getting to grips with that. Infact, the bosses have now decided that I need to be promoted off administration and into recruiting and mentoring fully. Now, not that I was too keen on it at first, kinda liked the even ... read more
April 17th 2004
Well, Colly and I decided that we had had quite enough of London and the stench of city streets, sewers and the Tube. So, headed for Reading with the intent of getting a bit of fresh air. Slept the night at Coly (she snores worse than I do!) and headed for the hills the next morning sort of early. Found our B&B easy enough - tucked away in the back streets of Hungersford, after wending our way thru the village. People pleasant, the chap of the house a hiker of note and full of maps and information. We borrowed a map, got lost, saw lots, and could not identify the beautiful yellow flowering crop! But - it tastes like young broccolai if that helps! What a giggle - we walked up an down dale, got a ... read more