Wednesday, October 27, 2010


i know what will fix my moroseness..a tamborine. i shall go out in search of one today. The girls and I are going to watch Eat, Pray, Love tonight after a bottle of Diemersfontein. That, will certainly fix me.


Why are most people so distant?

Why do i feel like i'm on the other side of the window pane looking out and everyone else is on the other side? at the moment i am listening to Sea Wolf and it's helping slightly with my morose mood.but not really.

Last fm

i have been keeping to myself of late. i am in a strange mood. i just want to stay in, read and watch True Blood. maybe i shall visit Orms. and buy another camera, one that can fit in my pocket and can take everywhere with me. The Best thing i've done this week: is pay 3 dollars to I am now listening to the best indie folk music with no ad breaks. Halleluia/

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Some pics from my trip to Botswana

Delta Sky

I'm back from Botswana & Zambia. From a searing 45 degrees celsius to a rainy cold 14 degrees in Cape Town, the adjustment is almost unbearable.
Something in me has changed. Has shifted. I don't know what.

I have been surrounded by the great open plains of the Delta, great herds of game, and silences that stretch on forever.

I can no longer switch on the radio. I can no longer watch television. I am unable to listen to the mindless commercial chatter on 5fm. All I can listen to now is music with no lyrics, Delta Blues from Mali, the haunting strains of Ale Farka Toure, Geoffrey Oryema, and Baba Maal. And Desert Music of the Berbers.

Something in me has changed. Call it a holiday, or call it Africa. But I have come back renewed and re-strengthened. The people of Botswana restored my faith in humanity. I have never met a people more peaceful or loving. And this one thing I know for sure. That to watch animals for a week on end, to have no cellphone reception, and to see not one tar road, these things have given balance to my soul.

Monday, October 4, 2010

I am off to the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Up at 4am to catch a flight to Maun. 4 connecting flights in one day, i know i'm going to be buggered by tonight. cpt/ jnb. jnb/ gaborone. gaborone/ maun. maun/ kanana, okavango delta. where beauty and many small flight hops await me. camera, check. binocs, check. anti malaria tablets, check. see you in a week!