I wasn't entirely sure it would survive the flight back, but thankfully it did. A couple of the bits of wire needed straightening, but no major problems, and the radio plays like a treat. It now has pride of place in my office at work.
"You don't need to go on a tour of Soweto, I'll show you around", Paddy told me as we sat and chatted on Sunday night at the Ratz Bar in Johannesburg. Paddy introduced himself earlier in the night, asking if I would take a photograph of him and his mate David. "Would you please take [...]
"This is where they filmed 'Wild At Heart'", I was told on several times throughout the day. As I don't watch a lot of television, I occasionally find myself confused by some popular culture references. As I understood it, "Wild At Heart" was a film made in 1990, starring Nicholas Cage, which had nothing to [...]
I don't think I'll ever eat white bread again. As much as I've read about it, and as much as I know instinctively it's not a good idea to consume highly processed food, I still eat white bread on a daily basis for two simple reasons: white bread freezes and toasts well. Over breakfast, though, [...]
Soli Philander was, without doubt, the most entertaining and passionate speak on the third and final day (if not overall) at Radio Days Jo'burg. "I'm 52 and I look damn good", he said at one point. Underlying this comment, which made me laugh out loud, was the confidence that comes from having found yourself in [...]
By about seven o'clock I was feeling really really tired. I'd spent the day thinking and talking, and foremost in my mind was the idea of going home and hopping in bed. Two things kept me at the opening night activities of the Radio Days Jo'burg Conference. The first, a rather practical one was the [...]