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Greetings everyone!  And a special welcome to all the new subscribers!  Why not ask your email contacts if they don't want to subscribe as well?

This will be the last letter for this year, I need to do a bit of site maintenance and that takes up quite a bit of time. I have put quite a few downloadable freebie eBooks in the freebie section, so scroll down and download to your hearts content. It has just occurred to me that there might be quite a few Afrikaans speaking subscribers. My Afrikaans newsletters also have downloadable freebies, so if you feel like downloading some Afrikaans recipe books click here and check out each newsletter. You can subscribe to the Afrikaans letter by clicking here.

The recipe section features some bread recipes, scroll down and enjoy!

Please also look at the Google ads in the margins of this letter, click if you find something interesting, I get a few cents commission every time.

If you happen to be on Facebook come check me out, as from 1st December I will be doing a "12 Days of Christmas" message for 12 days. I put this together a few years ago and it was quite popular with my email contacts, this year I will have it on Facebook. Find me here.

Just to let everyone know that I reserve the right to use anything that arrives in my email inbox either on my website or in my newsletter, unless it clearly states that I am not allowed to do so.

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Photo competition - please vote

Thanks to everyone who has voted for my photo before, first it made Photo of the Day, then with your help Photo of the Week (thanx a lot) and now for Photo of the Month.

Now for Photo of the Month, please click here to access the voting page, and if you happen to like the little monkey photo, place a tick next to my name and vote!

Much appreciated!

Recipes, Recipes, Recipes

I have decided to simplify the way I sell my recipe eBook collection.

I am putting them all on one CD in an English and Afrikaans folder, over 100 recipe eBooks in all. That means less than R1 a recipe book, a real bargain! Most of the books come with resale rights so you can sell them individually if you wish.

Price will be  R100 per CD excluding postage.

Postage as follows, registered mail, add R20, overnight counter to counter add R50

If you are interested in my Super CD just click here and I will send you my banking details. Remember to include you postal address.

As soon as I mail the CD I will email you the post office tracking number as proof of despatch.

Scroll down to the bottom for a list of all the recipe eBooks on the CD.

Kitch 'n' Zinc

I happened to find this really nice Blog, please click on the link below and go browse around.....

Following with thanks from Brian at Kitsch'n'Zinc

A manager at a McDonald's in Brazil sued the company because he said working at the fast-food chain made him fat -- and he won.

A Brazilian court ordered McDonald's to pay the unidentified plaintiff $17,500, siding with the man who claimed that he had gained more than 65 pounds during his stint with the company, according to

It wasn't just all those complimentary employee meals that caused him to balloon from 155 pounds to more than 230, the man said. It was his fear of "mystery clients" (presumably the Brazilian equivalent of "secret shoppers"). The manager said that he was so intimidated by the prospect that these stealth eaters would find his restaurant's food subpar that he felt he was required to sample menu items every day.

No word whether the court determined that eating too many hamburgers might cause a little paranoia, too.

Additional income

I have joined and it works, it is not a get rich quick scheme but with patience it can build up to a useful extra monthly income, it does require a little bit of marketing as well as a low monthly subscription, but, bottom line, it works.
This company is definitely not a scam. Be Motivated Today provides a motivational service and has great motivational products. The CEO, Arnfried Klein-Werner, is an International Motivational Speaker. He has tried and studied many systems that don't work and after 13 years developed a system that actually does work and is creating
an additional income for many South Africans already. He understands people's fears and therefore offers a 100% money-back guarantee, if you don't make money after 6 months. In other words you have nothing to lose.....
You have nothing to lose. I encourage you to visit the website and register to try the products and service out for free. Click here for more information. Register as a free trial member then upgrade to start your income stream.

I received this email this morning:

Yes, out of curiosity I visited Be Motivated Today during September 2009, but only joined during August 2010, what a waste of time!!!.
If I knew what was happening during the year I wasted, man, I would have joined immediately after I  read the details of the setup.
I now have a waiting list of seven on my downline (one already joined as Silver), the others are bound to join during November and they are jumping around purely from excitement to get started and its rubbing off on me as well.
Just one question: My intention is to place an invitation advertisement on the rear window of my car, do you think it could shake some people out of their dreams and make them joining us?

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Mirna van Wyk

Mirna is an educational psychologist from Stellenbosch. She taught at several schools, amongst others Stellenbosch High School, Bloemhof Girls’ High and Jan Kriel School for learners with barriers to learning. She is a mother, loves art, the ocean and children.

Sexual abuse

Those readers living within the borders of South Africa will know that one of the most popular soapies on South African television is 7de Laan, which gives us a glimpse into the lives of the people living and loving on 7th Avenue in Johannesburg. For the past weeks, one of the characters, Christelle, has been acting very bizarrely. She has woken from night-terrors, fearing an attack from a stranger, lashed out at the most unlikely people, even her own mother. She has been having anxiety-filled delusions and almost seemed to have developed a second personality. The sound of an old man coughing would put her in a frenzy of fear. Gradually the plot showed that Christelle is having flash-backs of the time as a little girl when her grandfather sexually molested her-and that she believes that her mother had knowledge all along.
Research shows that only 2 out of 10 sexually abuse cases are ever detected. Although statistics show that sexual abuse usually involve a male perpetrator towards a female victim, it is also true that boys are sexually abused more often than one realizes. Children would seldom talk about molestation because they are too young, too scared or feel somehow guilty. It is sad to note that sometimes a child would keep it to him/herself because s/he tried to tell somebody but that s/he would not be believed.
South African laws oblige doctors, psychologists, social workers and teachers to report if any abuse towards a child is even suspected. Any citizen suspecting abuse (physical, emotional or sexual) towards a child should report it to the police or social services. Don’t argue that the police or social services will be of no help; we need to let perpetrators know that it is wrong and that society will not tolerate it at all.
The whole truth is that we should not only protect and teach our boys and girls about abuse, but more importantly teach and guide our sons how to respect females and manage their own sexuality. We should speak about abuse, the signs and the negative impact that it has on society. Citizens should understand the responsibility to protect, report and work through abuse. It is necessary in order to break the vicious circle of abuse and violence.
If you were a victim of sexual abuse –get help at social services, churches, FAMSA or a psychologist. Do not allow the sins of others to bind your potential and joy. Work continuously at fighting the hurt and healing your future. Refuse to stay a victim - for your own sanity and the sake of your loved ones.
There is help for victims of abuse and there is hope for those who suffered the degradation -change your future and reach out for the hand reaching towards you.
And although the scar will always be there, the hurt will dilute so that you can walk free from anger and resentment.
Blessings from one heart to another.

You are welcome to comment or send questions to her at 

Thanks To All My E-Mail Friends

As we progress in the year 2010, I want to thank all of you for your educational e-mails over the past year....
I no longer open a bathroom door without using a paper towel, or have the waitress put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel.
I can’t use the remote in a hotel room because I don’t know what the last person was doing
while flipping through the adult movie channels.
I can’t sit down on the hotel bedspread because I can only imagine what has happened on it since it was last washed.
I have trouble shaking hands with someone who has been driving because the number one pastime
while driving alone is picking one’s nose.
Eating a little snack sends me on a guilt trip because I can only imagine how many gallons of trans fats I have consumed over the years.
I can’t touch any woman’s purse for fear she has placed it on the floor of a public bathroom.
I MUST SEND MY SPECIAL THANKS to whoever sent me the one about rat poop in the glue on
envelopes because I now have to use a wet sponge with every envelope that needs sealing.
ALSO, now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.
I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl (Penny Brown) who is about to die for the 1,387,258th time.
I no longer have any money, but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special e-mail program.
I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me, and St.
Theresa’s Novena has granted my every wish.
I can’t have a drink in a bar because I’ll wake up in a bathtub full of ice with my kidneys gone.
I can’t eat at KFC because their chickens are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes, feet or feathers.
I can’t use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.
THANKS TO YOU, I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an e-mail to seven
of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.
BECAUSE OF YOUR CONCERN, I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.
I no longer buy gas without taking someone along to watch the car so a serial killer doesn’t
crawl in my back seat when I’m filling up.
I no longer drink Pepsi or Fanta since the people who make these products are atheists who
refuse to put ˜Under God™ on their cans.
I no longer use Cling Wrap in the microwave because it causes seven different types of cancer.
AND THANKS FOR LETTING ME KNOW I can’t boil a cup of water in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in my face. Disfiguring me for life.
I no longer go to the movies because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS when I sit down.
I no longer go to shopping malls because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.
I no longer receive packages from UPS or Fed Ex since they are actually Al Qaeda agents in disguise.
And I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore, and Uzbekistan.
I no longer buy cookies from Neiman- Marcus since I now have their recipe.
THANKS TO YOU I can’t use anyone’s toilet but mine because a big black snake could be lurking under the seat and cause me instant death when it bites my butt.
AND THANKS TO YOUR GREAT ADVICE I can’t ever pick up a $2.00 coin dropped in the parking
lot because it probably was placed there by a sex molester waiting to grab me as I bend over.
I no longer drive my car because buying gas from some companies supports Al Qaeda, and buying gas
from all the others supports South American dictators.

I can’t do any gardening because I’m afraid I’ll get bitten by the Violin Spider and my hand will fall off.
If you don’t send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with
diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon and the fleas from 120 camels
will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump.
I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor’s ex-mother-in-law's second husband’s cousin’s best friend’s beautician. . .
Oh, by the way.....
A German scientist from Argentina, after a lengthy study, has discovered that people with insufficient brain activity read their e-mail with their hand on the mouse.
Don’t bother taking it off now, it’s too late.

P. S.: I now keep my toothbrush in the living room, because I was told by e-mail that water
sprays over 6 ft. out of the toilet!

South African National Parks

I will now start a series on the South African National Parks. National parks offer visitors an unparalleled diversity of adventure tourism opportunities including game viewing, bush walks, canoeing and exposure to cultural and historical experiences.

Fifteen of South Africa's 21 national parks offer park or camp-run accommodation. Most parks and rest-camps have retail facilities and restaurants. Across the parks, there are a total of 6 000 beds and 1 000 camping and caravan sites, which can accommodate almost
12 000 overnight guests.

Bontebok National Park

Bontebok National Park in the Western Cape is a place of beauty and peaceful charm, set against the majestic Langeberg Mountains. A part of the Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site, the park always offers something in bloom.

The park boasts proud achievements in biodiversity conservation, from the endangered fynbos veld type, coastal renosterveld, to the namesake bontebok. Once these colourful antelope numbered a mere 17, now the population sits at around 3 000. The park also offers bird watchers over 200 bird species.

Year proclaimed: 1931
Current size: 27.9 square kilometres
Province: Western Cape



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South African English

A new section to the newsletter, by Mary Alexander
English has been spoken in South Africa for over 200 years, at least since the British seized the Cape of Good Hope territory in 1795.
Over the centuries the language has evolved into a distinct dialect, with a vocabulary strongly influenced by indigenous languages.
The strongest influence is probably from Afrikaans, a local language that developed out of Dutch. But there are also significant influences from African languages such as isiZulu, isiXhosa, Sesotho, and the Khoisan and Nama languages.
Here and there are words imported from other British and Dutch colonies, such as India and Indonesia, as well as from the languages of other immigrants, such as Portuguese and Greek.
According to South Africa’s 2001 census, English is spoken as a home language by 8.2% of the population, one in three of whom are not white.
Roughly half the population is estimated to have a speaking knowledge of the language.
Below is a glossary of the more common words unique to South African English.

I am going through the alphabet, starting with A.

laatlammetjie (laart-lum-et-chie) – noun – Youngest child of a family, born to older parents and much younger than their siblings. The word means “late lamb” in Afrikaans.

laduma! (la-doo-mah) – exclamation – Popular cheer celebrating goals scored at soccer matches, from the isiZulu for “it thunders”.

lapa (laa-pah) – noun – Open-sided enclosure, usually roofed with thatch, used as an outdoor entertainment area. From the Sesotho for “homestead” or “courtyard”.

lappie (luppie) – noun – Cleaning cloth. From the Afrikaans, originally from the Dutch for “rag” or “cloth”.

lekgotla (lek-ghot-lah) – noun – Planning or strategy session. From the Setswana for “meeting” or “meeting place”.

lekker (lek-irr) – adjective and adverb, informal – Nice, good, great, cool or tasty. From the Afrikaans.

load shedding – noun – Planned electricity blackout in a specific area, to relieve pressure on South Africa’s national power grid. To be "shed" is to have a power outage because of load shedding.

location – noun – South African township; lokasie or kasie in Afrikaans.

loerie (lourie) – noun – Number of species of large fruit-eating African bird (genus Tauraco and others). From the Afrikaans, originally from the Malay luri (parrot).


Rugby Statistics

Loot Eksteen put together some interesting rugby stats, just right click to download the files or click to open the files. Contact Loot by email to receive these updates on a regular basis

Currie Cup - Fixtures
Currie Cup - Logs
Currie Cup - Data
Currie Cup - Scorers
Currie Cup - Stats

Internationals - Logs
Internationals - Data
Internationals - Statistics


Quite a few freebies this time, right click on each link and download the book or books you would like to have.

50 Favourite Summertime recipes
101 Camping and Outdoor recipes
A Home Made Christmas
Christmas Gifts - Ideas
Favourite Christmas Cookies
Healthy Christmas eBook

Tips and remedies

Fighting Colds and Flu with Home Remedies!

Kick chicken soup up a notch
When science proved that chicken broth really does help to fight colds, it secured it's place as a healing food. Chicken soup works in two ways. The steam rising from the bowl, helps clear congestion, and anti-inflammatory compounds in the soup slow the movement of neutrophils, white blood cells that spur the formation of mucus in the lungs and nose. To notch-up your chicken soup even further, add 2 peeled and crushed garlic cloves to the simmering soup. Garlic contains antiviral sulphur compound and it is said to boost the immune system.

Fire up the hair dryer
When you feel a cold coming on, inhaling heated air can stunt it's severity. Warm air kills rhinoviruses that are working their way up the nose. In a U.K. test, subjects who breathed warm air had half the symptoms of those who inhaled air at room temperature. Set your hair dryer to warm (not hot) and hold it at least 45cm from your face and inhale the warm air for as long as you can, preferably 20 minutes if possible.

Sip and gargle Echinacea tea
Echinacea purpurea can help to prevent colds, and relieve the symptoms of colds and flu. It works partly by boosting levels of the chemical properdin, which strengthens the body's defence mechanisms against infections. Drinking 3 cups of Echinacea tea a day will guard against colds. Don't drink them all at one time. Limit your consumption to three weeks every four to avoid nausea, fevers and other side effects. You can also gargle the tea up to 3 times a day to soothe a sore throat. Be careful when you drink this, it may interact with certain medications you are taking, so discuss it with your doctor before you try this one.

Cool a fever
In the first stages of a cold, you can help your body to bring down a fever by giving yourself a sponge bath every hour or so. Dip a sponge in tepid (not cold) water, lightly wring it out and use it to bathe your face, shoulders, chest and extremities. If the fever persists, drink 1 - 2 cups of ginger tea every few hours. The ginger promotes sweating, which is the body's way of cooling itself.

Fight coughs with thyme
Thyme is a natural expectorant, so brew a pot of thyme tea to fight a nagging cough. Just steep 2 Tbsp of dried thyme in 1.5 litres of hot water for 10 minutes. Strain into a teacup, sweeten with honey, if desired, and sip a cupful two or three times a day.

Three simple sore throat gargles
Invade the kitchen pantry to cure your sore throat.
Honey - it coats the throat and has mild antibacterial properties. Stir 1 - 3 tsp honey into 1 cup warm water and gargle 2 - 3 times a day.
Salt - salt has been used as a gargle for many centuries because it works so well. It draws moisture from the mucous membranes and helps to cleanse the throat of phlegm. Dissolve 1/2 tsp salt in a cup of warm water and gargle the mixture 3 - 4 times during the day.
Peppermint - the menthol in peppermint helps open the nasal passages, especially when you gargle strong peppermint tea. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 3 peppermint tea bags and let them steep for 4 - 5 minutes. Gargle with the cooled solution 2 - 3 times a day.

A fiery gulp
For a practical way to get rid of a congested throat, use kitchen staples honey and Tabasco sauce. Whisk 1 tsp honey into 1 cup of warm water. Now whisk in 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce or hot chilli sauce. (if this is too spicy, experiment by adding a few drops at a time). Drink the concoction slowly. Follow it with a small glass of ginger ale, which will cool the burning sensation.

Drink a hot toddy before bed
I still see my Granny making us drink this concoction when we were little kids. In a small glass, mix 1 Tbsp honey, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 slice of lemon, and add 100ml of ginger brandy to the glass - heat in the microwave, but do not overheat. Climb into bed and drink this mixture as hot as you possibly can. You sweat your cold and flu away whilst you sleep. You can add 2 soluble disprins to the mixture, but this is not necessary.

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Words to live by 

A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart

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Chicken and Macaroni Bake

4 chicken breast fillets
2 cups elbow macaroni
60ml olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
3 bacon rashers, chopped
2 baby marrow, chopped
440g can tomato soup
90g sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar cheese

1. Trim the chicken of excess fat and sinew and preheat oven to 180°C
2. Cook the macaroni in a large pan of rapidly boiling, salted water until al dente - drain
2. Slice the chicken breasts into long strips, then cut into cubes
3. Heat the oil in a heavy-based pan and cook the chicken cubes quickly over a high heat until browned, but not cooked - drain on paper towels
4. Add the onion, carrot and bacon to the pan and stir over a medium heat for 10 minutes
5. Add the baby marrow and soup, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes - remove from the heat
6. Combine the pasta, chicken, tomato mixture and sour cream, season with salt and pepper to taste
7. Spread mixture into a shallow oven-proof dish and top with grated cheese - bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through and golden

Find your way around South Africa

With this really informative map, just click here:

 Source: The all-in-one official guide and web portal to South Africa.  
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Smile a While

Help & Advice For Retirees

Fifteen years ago my wife and I moved into a
retirement development on Florida 's Southeast
coast - The Delray/Boca/Boynton Golf, Spa,
Bath and Tennis Club on Lake Fake-A-Hatchee.
There are 3000 lakes in Florida......only three are rea
Our biggest retirement concern was time management.
What were we going to do all day?
Let me assure you, passing the time is not a problem.
Your days will be eaten up by simple, daily activities.
Just getting out of your car takes 15 minutes.
Trying to find where you parked takes 20 minutes.
It takes 1/2 hour on the check-out line in
and one hour to return the item the next day.
Let me take you through a typical day.

We get up at 5:00 AM, have a quick breakfast
and join the early morning 'Walk and Talk Club.'
There are about 30 of us, and rain or shine
we walk around the streets, all talking at once.
Every development has some late
risers who stay in bed until 6 AM.
After a nimble walk avoiding irate drivers
out to make us road kill, we go back home, shower and change for the next activity.
My wife goes directly to the pool for her underwater
Pilate’s class, followed by gasping for breath and CPR.
I put on my 'Ask me about my Grandchildren' T-shirt,
my plaid mid-calf shorts, my black socks and sandals and go to the clubhouse lobby for a nice nap.
Before you know it, it's time for lunch.

We go to to partake of the many tasty
samples dispensed by ladies in white hairnets.
All free!
After a filling lunch, if we don't have any doctor
appointments, we might go to the flea market
to see if any new white belts have come in,
or to buy a Rolex watch for $2.00.
We're usually back home by 2 PM to get ready for dinner.

People start lining up for the early bird about 3 PM,
but we get there by 3:45 PM, because we're late eaters.
The dinners are very popular because
of the large portions they serve.
You can take home enough food for the next day's lunch
and dinner, including extra bread, crackers, packets of mustard, relish, ketchup and Sweet-and-Low along with mints.
At 5:30 PM we're home ready to watch the 6 o'clock news.
By 6:30 PM we're fast asleep.
Then we get up and make 5 or 6 trips to the
bathroom during the night, and it's time to get up and start a new day all over again.
Doctor related activities eat up most of your retirement time.
I enjoy reading old magazines in sub-zero
temperatures in the waiting room, so I don't mind.
Calling for test results also helps the days fly by.
It takes at least half an hour just getting
through the doctor's phone menu.
Then there's the hold time until you're
connected to the right party.
Sometimes they forget you're holding,
and the whole office goes off to lunch.
Should you find you still have time on
your hands, volunteering provides a rewarding opportunity to help the less fortunate.
Florida has the largest concentration of
seniors under five feet tall and they need our help.
I myself am a volunteer for
'The Vertically Challenged Over 80.'
I coach their basketball team,
'The Arthritic Avengers.'
The hoop is only 4.5 feet from the floor.
You should see the look of confidence on
their faces when they make a slam dunk.  
Food shopping is a problem for short seniors
or 'bottom feeders' as we call them, because they can't reach the items on the upper shelves.
There are many foods they've never tasted.
After shopping, most seniors can't remember
where they parked their cars and wander the
parking lot for hours while their food defrosts.
Lastly, it's important to choose a
development with an impressive name.
Italian names are very popular in Florida.

They convey world traveler,
uppity sophistication and wealth.
Where would you rather live?
Murray 's Condos or The Lakes Of Venice?

There's no difference.

They're both owned by Murray,
who happens to be a cheapskate.
I hope this material has been of help to you future retirees.

If I can be of any further assistance,
please look me up when you're in Florida.
I live in The Leaning Condos of Pisa on Boynton Beach.


• You have two cows.
• You make biltong...

• You have two cows.
• You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows.
• You are surprised when the cow drops dead.

• You have two cows.
• You go on strike because you want three cows.
• They get stolen, so you blame the previous regime' and steal someone else's cows and shoot their owner.

• A farmer has two cows.
• You take over his farm, eat both cows and wait for the international community to supply more.

• You have two cows.
• You re-design them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk.
• You then create clever cow cartoon images called Cowkimon and market them World-Wide.

• You have two cows.
• You re-engineer them so they live for 100 years, eat once a month, and milk themselves.

• You have two cows.
• Both are mad.

• You have two cows.
• You pray to them for food.

• You have two cows, but you don't know where they are.
• You break for lunch.

• You have two cows.
• You count them and learn you have five cows.
• You count them again and learn you have 42 cows.
• You count them again and learn you have 12 cows.
• You stop counting cows and open another bottle of vodka.

• You have 5000 cows, none of which belong to you.
• You charge others for storing them.

• You have two cows.
• You have 300 people milking them.
• You claim full employment, high bovine productivity, and arrest the newsman who reported the numbers.

• You have two cows.
• The one on the left is kinda cute...

A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph 's Hospital. She timidly asked, "Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?"
The operator said, "I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number of the patient?"
The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice said, "Norma Findlay, Room 302."
The operator replied, "Let me put you on hold while I check with the nurse's station for that room."
After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone and said, "I have good news. Her nurse just told me that Norma is doing well. Her blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back normal and her physician, Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow."
The grandmother said, "Thank you. That's wonderful. I was so worried. God bless you for the good news.The operator replied, "You're more than welcome. Is Norma your daughter?"
The grandmother said, "No, I'm Norma Findlay in Room 302. No one tells me shit."

Some great resorts we have visited

We visited Ekuthuleni, click here for my report and some pictures.
You can also see some more photos here

Since Ekuthuleni we have also been to Hazyview Cabanas, for my write-up and pictures click here

We are just back from a really nice trip to Mozambique - Morrumbene Beach Resort

We have just returned from a glorious week at Mnarani Club, Kilifi, Kenya

We also had a really nice stay at Hole in the Wall and Caribbean Estates

Beacon Wharf in Mossel Bay, Eagles Nest in Sedgefield, and Ocean 11 in Mossel Bay

In June 2010 we visited Ukuthula and Modumela in Botswana. Click the links for stories and photos

Earlier this month we visited Sandy Place in St Lucia, for story and photos click the link

In August we visited Kagga Kamma, Sutherland, Wildflowers and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, see albums below:

Photo albums:

Kagga Album -

Sutherland -

Wildflowers -

Kgalagadi -

The Wild Side

Black backed jackal


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One of my favourite species to photograph. They always seem so alert with beautiful shiny eyes. This was taken in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, my favourite park for wildlife photos!

The black-backed jackals (Canis mesomelas) are slender creatures, weighing 5 to 10 kg. Their sides, head and legs are a sandy tan to reddish gold in colour. Their back has a saddle from head to tip of tail that is black and white mixed hairs.

Often the edges of the saddle are framed in bright rust. They have a thick under coat for cold weather, which they shed in the spring.

These jackal are the most abundant and widespread of the larger carnivores in sub-Saharan Africa.

They are cunning creatures. Their senses are extremely acute and well-developed, especially their senses of hearing and smell. If startled, a jackal will retreat a certain distance and then circle back in a wide arc in order to interpret the scent of the disturbance.

They spent many thousands of years becoming an efficient sub-predator, adapting to and learning from the top predators around them. They tend to be territorial and will become aggressive only to defend the boundaries of their territories.

Black-backed jackals are active both during the day and night. When active, this species is usually out searching/scavenging for food. Normal movement is at a trot; when hunting an individual walks slowly with its ears pricked and alert.

The surviving success of the black backed jackals is greatly due to their highly adaptable nature. Their relatively small size, mobility, and lack of specialised food and habitat requirements mean that they can adapt to environmental change, which has decidedly affected the way they behave.

Consequently, they have expanded their ranges into agricultural areas and urban habitats in some localities, and also increased or maintained stable population sizes while many carnivores of similar size or greater have succumbed to human pressures such as persecution, encroachment, and habitat loss.

Because of their migrations towards agricultural areas; if you mention black-backed jackals to a sheep farmer in South Africa, he would probably reach for his gun.

This would be the worst thing to do. Jackals are normally seen as being wary of humans and are not considered "aggressive" towards larger animals like sheep. But when one of them kills a sheep, farmers take their vengeance by killing all the jackals in sight. The farmer may kill the alpha-male, and this puts in motion an evil cycle during which both the farmer and jackal become worse off.

The black-jackals, like all other jackals, are territorial and work in pairs. Without the alpha-male the territory is fair game and there are plenty of sub-males around, waiting to exploit the gap. Being less established, they may have had to become inventive in their hunting. Maybe they have learned to kill sheep. They'll take over the range and teach other youngsters their skills.

By dominating breeding cycles, alpha-females can keep whole territories unproductive. But the interlopers will generally chase her away once her mate is killed, and without her younger females will begin to breed. There will soon be more pups around, and lots of dumb sheep to feed them on.

This means a higher survival rate, which means more jackals. Pretty soon the farmer is losing considerable amounts of his flock. To him it seems like a vendetta-each generation is harder to trap, harder to poison, harder to fool and harder to kill.
Zimbabwe update

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Cathy Buckle has started writing again from Zimbabwe, her letter is below.

Here is Cathy's letter:

Dear Family and Friends,

The first real rain of the season arrived in the last week of October.
It emerged from low purple clouds highlighted by vivid streaks of white, crackling, lightning. After six dry months, we sat below, expectant, panting, longing! It was a typically African storm, the rain pounding down so hard that in minutes everything was afloat.
Sheets of brown water covered the ground in a few minutes and when they started to run, they carried away the detritus of half a year:
soil, leaves, sticks, pods and everything not physically attached. You couldn’t hear yourself think over the noise of the rain banging in the gutters and hammering on the roof. The choking dust of months was washed off trees, walls and windows and in half an hour it was all over.

Thirty millimetres of rain (just over an inch) had fallen and from the cracks and crevices and holes in the ground, life emerged. The voices of a myriad frogs rang out from every direction: some sweet and melodious, others shrill and urgent and then there were the deep, guttural croaks of the big boys. Shiny black C/hongololos
/(millipedes) came from unknown places and were soon everywhere, their millions of red legs moving in a strange undulating wave. All sorts of creeping, crawling, running and flying insects appeared. Some welcome ones like sausage flies and flying ants; some strange ones like rhino beetles and some terrifying ones like huge rain spiders and other furry coated, long legged beasties.

So life returned to Zimbabwe and for the residents of my home town this first rain brought a unanimous, almost audible sigh of relief as we ran outside with buckets, bowls and baths. For five days the whole town had been without water. Dry taps, empty geysers, hollow cisterns and echoing tanks. Not a drop of water in the entire town; not for schools or hospitals, industry or residential areas. This water crisis had been months, years in the making. Corroded pipes, collapsing pumps and the main town dam visibly polluted with running sewage. We’ve been limping on, getting water for two or three hours a day if we are lucky; water that is always discoloured, often greasy and smelly and water that you never, never, drink before boiling and filtering. The local Municipality chose not to warn residents that we were about to have a major crisis and then not to tell us what was going on or how long it may be before we got water again. The Municipality sent out the monthly accounts, delivered by hand, door to door but didn’t bother to even attach a note explaining the water crisis or advising us what to do. And so we all did our own thing.

Outside gates around the town huge lines of people gathered with bottles, buckets and containers – these were the houses where owners had boreholes and were prepared to share. School children each had to take a 5 litre bottle of water to school every day. The roads in the mornings were filled with children carrying satchels and suitcases and parents and relations following behind carrying their water rations.
The main bakery in the town drew water into bowsers from a private borehole in order to keep producing bread. In vleis and open areas wells were dug by desperate residents of the town. Shallow holes with unprotected walls and uncovered surfaces. Morning, noon and night women with buckets and 20 litre containers trekked backwards and forwards to these open pools to draw water

With no water for toilets people were defecating in the bush, the same bush were wells were being opened up; the same bush where people have been dumping litter because the Municipality have stopped collecting it again. As the days passed people began doing their laundry alongside, or even in, the open wells. Some residents complained to selfish women that they were soiling the water for everyone else, telling them to carry water away and wash clothes at home. The complaints were met with the same absurd rhetoric of life in Zimbabwe:
critics were accused of being MDC supporters.

How we didn’t get an outbreak of cholera or another major water borne disease is a miracle. I pray that I am not speaking too soon as our water crisis continues and our uncollected waste and filth festers and rots and runs down into those open wells.
Until next week, thanks for reading,
love cathy.
30 October 2010
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Olive Bread

3 cups plain flour (375g)
1 tsp salt
7g sachet dry yeast
2 tsp sugar
2 Tbsp olive oil
110g calamata olives, pitted and halved
2 tsp plain flour extra for coating
1 small sprig of fresh oregano, leaves removed and torn into small pieces (optional)
olive oil to glaze

1. Place a third of the flour in a large bowl and stir in 1 tsp salt
2. Place the yeast, sugar a 1 cup of warm water in a small bowl and stir well - set aside in a warm draught-free place for 10 minutes, or until bubbles appear on the surface - the mixture should be frothy and slightly increased in volume
3. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and salt mixture in the bowl and stir to make a thin, lumpy paste
4. Cover with a tea towel and set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 45 minutes, or until doubled in size
5. Stir in the remaining flour, the oil and 125g warm water
6. Mix with a wooden spoon until a rough dough forms
7. Transfer to a lightly floured work surface and knead for 10 - 12 minutes incorporating as little extra flour as possible to keep the dough soft and moist, but not sticky
8. Form into a ball
9. Oil a clean large bowl and roll the dough around in it to lightly coat with the oil
10. Cut a cross on top, cover with a tea towel and set aside in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in size
11. Lightly grease a baking tray and dust with flour
12. Punch down the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out to 30 x 25 x 1cm
13. Squeeze any excess liquid from the olives and toss to coat in the extra flour
14. Scatter over the dough and top with the oregano
15. Roll up tightly lengthways, pressing firmly to expel any air pockets as you roll
16. Press the ends together to form an oval loaf 25cm long - transfer to a prepared tray, join-side-down
17. Make 3 shallow diagonal slashes across the top
18. Slide the tray into a large plastic bag and leave in a warm place for 45 minutes until doubled in bulk
19. Preheat the oven to 220°C, brush the top of the loaf with olive oil and bake for 30 minutes - reduce the heat to 180°C and bake for another 5 minutes
20. Cool on a wire rack and serve warm or cold
Instead of oregano you can use finely chopped rosemary. Fold it through the dough and sprinkle whole leaves on the top after brushing with olive oil

185g plain flour, sifted
150g maize meal, sifted
250ml warm water

1. Combine the flour and maize meal in a large bowl
2. Make a well in the centre and then gradually add the warm water - using a knife mix to a stiff dough
3. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead the dough for 3 minutes or until smooth
4. Divide the dough into 16 portions
5. Roll out one portion on a lightly floured surface to a 20cm round - set aside, covered with plastic wrap and repeat with the remaining portions
6. Heat a heavy-based frying pan or flatplate
7. Place 1 tortilla in the pan and when the edges begin to curl slightly, turn and cook the other side
8. A few seconds each side is ample cooking time - If residual flour begins to burn in the pan, wipe it out with paper towels
Tortillas will remain fresh for up to a week in an airtight container. Warm quickly in the oven or microwave. Stale tortillas can be torn into bite-sized pieces and fried in oil until crisp
Focaccia (Italian flatbread)

1/2 tsp caster sugar
7g dry yeast sachet
1kg bread flour
2 tsp salt
3 cups warm water
60ml olive oil

1. Put the sugar, yeast and 2 Tbsp warm water in a small bowl, mix well and leave in a warm place for 10 minutes until bubbles appear on the surface
2. Place the flour and salt in a large bowl and mix well
3. Add 30ml olive oil, the yeast mixture and 3 cups warm water and mix with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes together in a loose dough
4. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and start kneading to form a soft, moist, but non-sticky dough, adding a little extra flour or warm water as needed
5. Knead for 8 minutes, or until smooth, or until the impression made by a finger springs straight back out
6. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and roll around to coat
7. Cut a cross on top with a sharp knife - cover with a tea towel and leave in a dry, warm place for 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled in size
8. Punch down the dough on a lightly floured surface and divide in half - one or both portions can be frozen at this stage
9. Roll one portion out to 28 x 20cm
10. Use the heels of your hands to work from the middle outwards and shape to measure 38 x 28cm
11. Lightly oil a baking tray and dust with flour
12. Place the dough in the centre and slide the tray inside a plastic bag - leave in a warm place for 2 hours, or until doubled in size
13. Preheat the oven to 220°C, brush the surface of the dough with some of the remaining olive oil and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden
14. Transfer to a wire rack to cool - allow plenty of air to circulate under the loaf to keep the crust crisp
15. Repeat with the remaining dough if making 2 loaves - best eaten with 6 hours of baking
Add them when the dough has risen for the second time
Brush the top with olive oil, scatter 200g green olives over the dough and press them down firmly - sprinkle with seas salt and rosemary sprigs and bake
Brush the top with olive oil, scatter 100g diced pancetta (or bacon) over the dough and press it down firmly. Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese and bake.
Lemon Pepper Bread

250g self-raising flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp lemon pepper, or 1 tsp grated lemon rind and 2 tsp black pepper
45g butter, chopped
1 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
90g grated Cheddar cheese
2 tsp white vinegar
185ml milk

1. Preheat the oven to 210°C and brush 2 oven trays with melted butter or oil
2. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl and add the lemon pepper, or rind and pepper
3. Using your fingertips, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs - stir in the chives and cheese
4. Stir the vinegar into the milk (it should look slightly curdled), add to the flour mixture and mix to a soft dough, adding more milk if the dough is too stiff
5. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured board and knead until smooth - divide the dough into 2 portions
6. Place on the prepared trays and press out into a circle approximately 2.5cm thick - score each with a knife into 8 wedges, cutting lightly into the top of the bread
7. Dust lightly with flour and bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until a deep golden colour and sounds hollow when tapped on the base
8. Serve warm with butter
Rosemary Bread Trios

7g sachet dry yeast
1 tsp caster sugar
500g plain flour
1 Tbsp caster sugar extra
1 tsp salt
250ml warm milk
60ml vegetable oil
10 small sprigs rosemary
1 egg yolk
sea salt flakes to sprinkle

1. Combine the yeast, caster sugar and 125ml of warm water in a small bowl, cover and set aside in a warm place for 10 minutes, or until frothy
2. Sift the flour into a large bowl and stir in the extra caster sugar and salt
3. Make a well in the centre and pour in the warm milk, oil and frothy yeast - mix to a soft dough - gather into a ball and turn out onto a lightly floured surface
4. Knead for 10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic
5. Add a little extra flour if the dough becomes too sticky
6. Place in a large oiled bowl, cover loosely with cling wrap and leave in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in size
7. Punch down the dough, then turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 1 minute
8. Lightly grease 2 large baking trays
9. Divide the dough into 10 pieces and form each piece into 3 balls - keeping the remaining pieces covered - and place close together on the prepared baking tray
10. Add a sprig of rosemary to the centre of each trio - repeat with the remaining dough and lay each set separately on the baking tray
11. Cover the trios with a damp tea towel and set aside for 20 minutes, or until well risen
12. Brush the trios lightly with the combined egg yolk and 1 tsp of water and sprinkle with the sea salt flakes
13. Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes, or until golden brown
14. Allow to cool on a wire rack and replace the rosemary sprigs with fresh ones before serving
Cheese and Herb Pull-Apart Loaf

7g dried yeast
1 tsp sugar
500g plain flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbsp chopped chives
1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme
60g Cheddar cheese, grated
milk to laze

1. Combine the yeast, sugar and 125ml of warm water in a small bowl, cover and set aside for 10 minutes in a warm place until frothy
2. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl - make a well in the centre and pour in 1 cup warm milk and the frothy yeast - mix to a soft dough
3. Knead on a lightly floured surface for 10 minutes until smooth
4. Put the dough into an oiled bowl, cover loosely with wrap and leave for 1 hour until doubled in size
5. Punch down and knead for 1 minute - divide the dough in half
6. Shape each half into 19 flat discs, 6cm in diameter
7. Mix the fresh herbs with the Cheddar and put 2 tsp onto each disc - press another disc on top and repeat with the remaining discs and herb mixture
8. Grease a 21 x 10.5 x 6.5cm loaf tin
9. Stand the filled discs upright in the prepared tin, squashing them together
10. Cover with a damp tea towel and set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes, or until well risen
11. Preheat the oven to a hot 210°C
12. Glaze with a little milk and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown and crusty
Beer Bread with Herbs and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh oregano or 1 1/2 tsp dried
3 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
# Tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1 tsp cracked black pepper
3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
2 clove garlic, crushed
375g self-raising flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
375ml beer (not bitter) and at room temperature
2 tsp olive oil

1. Preheat the oven to 210°C and brush a 25 x 15 cm loaf tin with melted butter
2. Mix oregano, parsley, basil, sun-dried tomatoes. pepper, cheese and garlic
3. Sift the flour, salt and sugar into a large bowl and make a well in the centre
4. Add the herb mixture an beer - stir with a wooden spoon for 1 minute (it should be very moist - add a little more beer if necessary)
5. Spoon into the tin and smooth the surface
6. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 180°C and bake for 30 minutes more or until well browned and cooked through
7. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool
Pitta Bread

7g sachet dried yeast
375ml luke-warm water
1 tsp caster sugar
435g plain flour
2 Tbsp olive oil

1. Place the yeast, sugar and 375ml luke warm water in a bowl and stir until dissolved - cover and leave for 10 minutes, or until bubbles have formed on top
2. Process the flour, yeast mixture and oil in a food processor for 30 seconds, or until mixture forms a ball - or if you prefer, place the ingredients in a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon, or your hand, until the mixture forms a smooth dough
3. Turn the dough onto a well floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic
4. Place in a well-oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, then a tea towel and leave in a warm place for 20 minutes, or until doubled in size
5. Punch down the dough and divide into 12 equal portions
6. Roll each portion into a 5mm thick round - place on a baking sheet and brush well with water
7. Stand and allow to rise for another 20 minutes
8. Preheat the oven to 250°C
9. If the dough has dried, brush again with water
10. Bake for 4 - 5 minutes - the pitta bread should be soft and pale, slightly swollen and hollow inside
11. Eat warm , or cool on wire racks and serve with a salad
Olive Spirals

7g dried yeast
1 tsp sugar
375ml warm water
500g plain flour
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
250g pitted, black olives
50g finely grated Parmesan
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil

1. Mix the yeast, sugar and 125ml warm water in a small bowl, cover and set aside for 10 minutes in a warm place until frothy
2. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl and make a well in the centre
3. Add the frothy yeast, oil and 250ml warm water and mix to a soft dough and gather into a ball
4. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes, or until smooth
5. Cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour, or until well risen
6. Process the olives, Parmesan and garlic in a food processor until chopped - with the motor running, add the Tbsp oil and process to a paste
6. Punch down the dough and knead for 1 minute - roll out to a rectangle 42 x 35cm
7. Spread with the olive paste, leaving a border along one long side - roll up length-ways, ending with the clear long side
8. Cut into 12 slices and place close together on a greased baking tray
9. Cover with a damp tea towel and set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes, or until well risen
10. Preheat the oven to 200°C and bake for 35 minutes, or until golden brown
Moroccan Flatbread

375g whole-wheat flour
1 tsp caster sugar
79g sachet dried yeast
1 tsp salt
315ml tepid water
1/2 tsp paprika
50g cornflour
1 Tbsp oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp sesame seeds

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and lightly grease a baking tray
2. Put 75g flour, sugar, yeast, 1 tsp salt and 315ml tepid water in a bowl, cover and leave for 10 minutes until frothy
3. Sift the paprika, cornflour and remaining flour into a bowl - add the oil, then stir in the yeast mixture
4. Mix to a firm dough and knead until smooth - cover and leave in a warm place for 20 minutes to rise
5. Divide into 16 portions and roll each into a ball, then flatten into 8cm rounds
6. Place on the baking tray. brush with the egg and sprinkle with the sesame seeds
7. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes, or until puffed up
8. Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden


Recipe CD

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101 Camping and Outdoor Recipes - Recipes for you to try next time you go camping
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