Thursday, February 11, 2010

The adventure continues

Greetings Legion of Fans (LOF), he says, to the echo of his own voice through the empty cyber corridors of Blogsville. Are any of you (besides my relatives and the occasional googling Saudi gentleman looking for ladies in gorilla outfits) still there?

If so, you're in for a disappointment if you think you'll find anything of interest from me here. No, I am still in the business of driving you to my Getaway Magazine Blog here where you can find the latest instalment in my East African Safari series.

This time I've posted some stuff on the famous Ngorongoro Crater... err, Caldera. There'll soon be some stuff on the Sergengeti National Park. (which was, like, totally awesome).

Please go to the Getaway site and leave a comment, in order to impress the web editor.

Mrs Blog and I are back in South Africa now, land of electricity (well, it has electricity more often than Zimbabwe) and hot water. In betwee taking long, hot showers are doing some more outfitting of our new(ish) Land Rover, Broomas, in preparate for a jaunt down to the Natal Coast and a tour of the lovely Kwa Zulu Natal game parks.

I can report, with no small measure of relief, and no small measure of shock at the depletion of my bank account, that plucky Tonka, our orginal Series III Short Wheelbase Land Rover is back on the road, in all his black-smokey glory.

Tonka is alive and as well as can be expected for a truck of his age and is currently resting in the premises of Dr Frikkie in the salubrious suburb of Hatfield, near Harare Airport.

Myself, I have been busy doing the edits on my seventh novel and my second non ficiton book, and I am now about to pick up my totally disorganised, rambling eighth novel in a bit to finish a first draft in the next month or so.

Once I've finished my East Africa series for Getaway I will be back here with tall tales and true of our recent adventures in Africa including: the joys of bathing in algae green swimming pools; why Johannesburg Airport baggage handlers should be shot; the incredible lightness of intelligence of the Australian government in sending taxation officers to Zimbabwe; and the merits of polygamy and dancing, Jacob Zuma style.