About me? First and foremost I adore my family, my friends and my animals. I'm third generation and now nearly extinct white African. I'm on a high when I'm writing, designing (frustrated architect and landscaper!), listening to good music, exploring unchartered territory in the wilds of Africa, diving the warm Indian Ocean with its kaleidoscope of weird and wonderful creatures and when soaking up an African sunset with like-minded companions. Oh yes, and I'm an addict.. totally addicted to life and having fun!
To fastrack a recap.. "I'm a sucker for Africa, ie the wilds, love individuals but terrified of crowds, allergic to loud noise, value my privacy, prefer spur of the moment expeditions to long, drawn-out affairs, get high on adventure and balmy sunsets, live for a challenge, admire people who follow their hearts and do the unusual. I'm generally lazy, a little crazy, basically a walk-over and very easily hurt. I can be wicked, but in a nice way, never hold a grudge for long, am incorrigibly optimistic, tease people I like, enjoy all foods as long as they're continental, dislike shopping unless it's for the exotic, am passionate about writing and bringing joy to others. OK, enough about me. Now let's hear about you.. but first, how's your drink?"
This is my 'brag' window!!! We move around quite a lot so I keep this little corner more for myself really - it brings warm memories of my homes and business's past and present but more importantly, it reminds me of family, friends, and colleagues who became friends, who once lived or still live in these places....
A scene in our old hotel.. from Clint Eastwood's award winning film, White Hunter Black Heart
"Don't be so humble, you're not that great".
Golda Meir 1898 - 1978. Israeli Prime Minister
"When one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity; when many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion."
Robert Pirsig 1928
"Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
Bernard Baruch 1870 - 1965
"It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating."
Oscar Wilde 1854-1900
“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”
Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill 1874 - 1965. United Kingdom Prime Minister
‘Tragedy should be utilised as a source of strength.’
No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is,
If we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.
Dalai Lama XIV July 6, 1935
"Few things are harder to put up with than a good example."
Mark Twain 1835-1910