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Lockdown has me longing for the simple things in life

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The bush is the place where I get entertained by the impossibly close skies in the clear night sky, instead of TV and the internet.


05 Jul 2020
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Lockdown has me longing for the simple things in life

Picture: Brendan Seery

One of my favourite winter amusements is to phone, if I can, somebody in Joburg and commiserate with them about what’s it’s like to shiver in sub-zero temperatures while I put my feet up at a braai fire outside, enjoying the peace of the African bush complemented by a spicy shiraz. The response is not always polite – as when my former secretary swore at me as I spoke to her, in shorts and a T-shirt, as I was turning the steak on the braai at Halali camp in Etosha National Park in Namibia. I’d lived in Gauteng for 30...

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