Monthly Archives: May 2015

Ouija Boards & Lhasa Apsos

When my wife Sheila joined me in 1992, the house my company, Basil Read Construction, hired for me in Maun, Botswana lay just beyond the “Old Bridge.” It was a prefab affair owned by Christine Riggs who lived at the … Continue reading

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Friends, Family and Kickin’ Ass

Returning to Maun, Botswana, alone, I again took up my duties as construction surveyor for Basil Read Construction. We were awarded the contract for Maun Development, Phase Two, most of which was a sewage system for part of the town; … Continue reading

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MALAWI

1992 – December; the official exchange rate was 4.4 Malawian Kwatcha to the SA Rand. Roadside blackmarketeers would pay 5. Sheila and I crossed the Zambian – Malawi border on Monday, 21st. It rained, on and off. Although the road … Continue reading

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En Route to Malawi

With my annual leave looming large and excitingly nearer, there were preparations to make. Deciding to use Sheila’s Landy, she retrieved the canvas for a canopy from Paula Rawson who had promised to sew it together, but failed due to … Continue reading

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