Panjo (the tiger I wrote about yesterday) has been found alive and well, and has been returned home. After what has been described in one newspaper as “the biggest tiger hunt in Africa” (the only one surely?!), Panjo was tracked down to a patch of forest. The big cat retreated into the undergrowth as it […]
South Africans woke up yesterday morning to the news that there was a tiger on the loose.
Unless you have kept away from all media in the recent months, you’ll be aware that South Africa recently hosted the FIFA Soccer World Cup. After concerns from both South Africans and non-South Africans, that South Africa would never be ready in time to host such a big tournament, and that the well-known high level […]
I recently read Wally Lamb’s “The Hour I First Believed”. The story is about the aftermath of the Columbine High School shootings, and follows the lives of the school nurse (who although not physically harmed, was severely traumatised) and her husband (the main character/narrator) . Although I really enjoyed Wally Lamb’s writing, there came a […]
As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been on the hunt for the Ultimate Cheesecake. Before this there was the Ultimate Chocolate Cake, the Ultimate Carrot Cake (don’t know if this is a particularly South African thing, or whether it’s eaten elsewhere), the Ultimate Muffin etc . . . you get the picture. It […]
I was at the Vets again the other day with our dog. Whereas our previous cat and dog lived to a ripe old age with very few medical problems along the way, the current pair is constantly sick or injured. The dog has a re-occurring ear infection – which then causes other problems. The cat […]
I was going through a really bad patch a while back, when I found it difficult to concentrate for any length of time. Reading was impossible – I kept re-reading the first chapter of any book I picked up. Watching television – unless it was a short programme – was also difficult. One day my […]