Like everybody, I also got a summary of my 2010 blog stats courtesy of WordPress. Turns out my best day was when I posted a piece titled “Finding a vacant toilet in the bush“. Not only did all my “regulars” (no pun intended) read it, but I had a lot of new visitors to my site. Amazing what attracts people’s attention!
When I told Willie about this, he sent me this photograph, and suggested I put it on my blog (Is he trying to help improve my blog stats?!). The toilet in question is at a fire lookout, up in the Southern Cape mountains. Apparently, it did have a little “house” around it, but that blew away in a storm!
Since we’re on the subject of toilets (again) . . . A South African singer called Nataniël (who has a very dry sense of humour, and is worth listening to speak, even if you’re not a fan of his music), climbed up Mount Kilimanjaro a couple of years ago. When he was interviewed about the trip, he said the worst thing about the whole climb was the pit toilets they had to use. In Afrikaans he said: “Dis soos die dood, met ‘n huisie om!”, which translates into “It’s like death, with a little house built around it!”. This remains one of Willie’s favourite quotes!
[If you REALLY want to know more about pit toilets, there’s a travel guide on how to use them here !]