Category Archives: Backgrounds

LAKES ENTRANCE – Victoria.

To get a balanced view of comparative monetary values and lifestyles between my own country and another, I enjoy going to supermarkets to compare prices and choices. (Prices of the day per kg were: Rump steak $13-00, Premium mince $9-00, … Continue reading

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A Dozy Auctioneer

While my Redwood Holdings Secondhand Shop in Maun, Botswana, was still in operation, I decided to help augment the stock by becoming an auctioneer. I have always loved attending auctions, looking for bargains, especially building materials for the homes I have … Continue reading

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The LION CHILDREN

Kate Nicholls, a very beautiful British actress with a brood of young children, came to Maun, Botswana in the mid-90s to work for Women Against Rape. She duly arrived at my second-hand shop REDWOOD HOLDINGS (Pty) Ltd. to furnish her … Continue reading

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The PRAWN MAN

Croc Camp guide, Rod Weeks, met a Brit, Mike Anthony, on the Zimbabwe border as Rod brought a mobile safari through to Botswana, and invited him to come to Croc Camp in Maun. He lent Mike a tent and made … Continue reading

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Redwood Holdings – 2nd-hand shop

Back-up plans are a good thing. Plan B. Plan C. All flexible. Partly as a foundation for getting work and residence permits that would be independent of Basil Read if the time of parting ever came, and partly for tying … Continue reading

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Victoria Falls

With the contracts going well, and Basil Read Construction coming in at the lowest for the tender for Maun Development – Phase Two, (being already present in Maun meant that we could cut down on site establishment), John Riley organised … Continue reading

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Head On

My Land Rover was having the brakes repaired and as it was due to be ready on the afternoon of 1st September 1992, Adie de Koning offered to take Sheila’s Landy, that I had been using, home for her after … Continue reading

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