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Just Knock on the Tree

The Odyssey of the Coddiwompling Tortoise – Rozinante – and The Storyteller

(Coddiwomple: to travel in a purposeful manner toward a vague destination.)

9. Bosman Weekend is a blast

Who was Herman Charles Bosman, really? Nobody seems to know. However, a certain literary society is ensuring we never forget him.
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7. More than I’d bargained for

I was going to tell you about my hairdryer drama but I think I’ll leave that for later. I’m sure you’d prefer me to elaborate on my visit to the…
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6. Opening their hearts to a stranger

I was well aware that Groot Marico was famous for that notorious author, Herman Charles Bosman’s depictions of the locals, their shenanigans with the powerful mampoer drink and even leopards….
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5. Preparations before departure

I was also well aware of my friend’s very generous hospitality and in the back of my mind, couldn’t erase that old saying of Benjamin Franklin’s: ‘Guests, like bad fish,…
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Hi, I’m Judy

My maiden name was Hawkins and perhaps that explains why I love travelling. Sir John Hawkins, who sailed for Queen Elizabeth I, was supposed to be related to me. Possibly, that may only be a fanciful notion on the part of my late father and in any case, I can’t be overly proud of the fact. Hawkins was responsible for discovering the use of tobacco by the Native Americans, returning to England with it and the process of smoking in 1565. Not to mention the dreadful fact that he was also a slave trader.

Perhaps none of us knows a lot about our ancestors. I grew up in the days when a person’s personal business was just that – personal. I like it that way but in this Blog you can peek around the edges of my life. I am a non-smoker and only raise a glass of champagne on special occasions. Otherwise … well, I’d like to think you’ll find me interesting.

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