THROWING A BIT OF LIGHT ON THE SUBJECT
I know the folk over in Hillside and Burnside are going to hate me for this but I just wanted to let them know just how delightful it has been to have POWER for the last eleven days in a row !!
Yes, power, twenty four seven, day and night, all day, every day !! YEEEHAAAA !!
For the last week at least..... Prior to that we were the worst affected I am sure, being the oldest most established suburb, we were the easiest to switch off, and so we received the brunt of the power cuts, but then one of our residents, who shall remain nameless, got his molars into ZESA, and hey presto !!
Eureka !!!! Eureka !! Eureka !!
It has been all the more amazing because HeeHoo went off to watch the rugby over the weekend and I was sure, positive, convinced, that we would have our normal power cuts, and that without him, in the dark for hours and hours, I would be a bag of nerves, a quivering mass of pulsating jelly !!
It's not that I am nervous (well maybe just a bit) but I really do not like the dark. I like the quiet, I enjoy being on my own, but I do not like the dark and being on my own in the dark, is not very zesty!!
HeeHoo has made sure that we are self sufficient without power from ZESA, we have generators, inverters, more re-chargeable "maglites" than the White House possibly, but its a purely state of mind.
But in fact the description of "nervous" could be boiled down to "sheer unmitigated terror".
I also manifests in my pooches, surely a Great Dane, a Pointer and a Jack Russell collectively, should garner that "pack" instinct and look after Mum, but no, its the "tail between the legs, hang dog special" every single time !!
Eventually the only sane solution is to put them to bed, and face the problem, which usually does not last too long unless there is a real breakdown,thank goodness. Well, "not too long" is known to be anything from five hours to nine hours ....
But we do feel for those folks on the other side of the Matsheumhlope, I can assure you. In fact we feel so bad ever time we turn on a light switch, or use the hair dryer, or boil the kettle, that we are contemplating going on a solidarity "Power Strike".... You know similar to a hunger strike ? A sympathy strike in keeping with our new found Unity approach !!
Yes siree, I have broached it with several of my Suburban fellow tea drinkers and they all told me to get lost !!
But thank you ZESA, for a week of glorious First World Life !!
Tongue in cheek !!
We recently went to a party and met up with a few ex Zimbos your readers may remember, including our daughters Wendy and Sally with husbands Mike and Henry, Ross Craig, Lara Tredgold, Karen and Mike Wilson, Fred and Jen Shiels, Sarah and Jono Armstrong were also there. They are working very hard running a Post Office cum store, starting work at 4.30am with the arrival of the newspapers and closing at 6pm, seven days a week! Jono's Mum Eileen is also living near them at Bexhill-on-Sea.
Barbara and Neil Dacomb
barbaraandneil @ aol. com
DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH ANNUAL BAZAAR
SAT 25TH JULY AT 9AM.
C/R G SILUNDUKA 13TH AVE
BOEREWORS, MEAT KOEKSISTERS, MILK TARTS PANCAKES, HAMBURGERS CURRY & RICE
AND LOTS MORE
COME EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
Bulawayo Ballet Society in conjunction with Mathius Julius Productions and June Cloete Dancers present
Curtain Call 2009.
Bulawayo Theatre August 5th 2009 to August 7th 2009 evening performances 7pm matinee ( Friday 7th only) 2pm.
On sale at the Bulawayo Theatre from the 20th of July 2009.
12th BYO Scout Group Reunion.
There will be a reunion of all 12th Bulawayo Scout Group that were members in the 50's and 60's. This is being held near London on July 21st. For details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU MISSED THE FIRST ONE DON'T MISS THIS SECOND
Bulawayo County Club Polocrosse are hosting :
Zimbabwe vs South Africa Veterans Tests
To be held over 24th, 25th, & 26th July 2009
Please come and support your Country and enjoy a weekend of top, thrilling and exciting Polocrosse, including full Bar & Catering with a party on Saturday night hosted by Gary Stanley.
Contact Leanne McBean for more Details - 011 361154
invites you to a Women in Mind programme.
Enjoy a fashion show 'THE JULY RUSH' with Avril Jardine and her models.
After a delicious Bulawayo Club tea,
Teresa King will walk us through her quest for truth.
DATE: Saturday 25th July 2009.
TIME: 2:30pm - 4:30pm.
VENUE: The newly renovated BULAWAYO CLUB (cnr Fort St/8th Avenue)
Places are limited and booking is essential. For reservations please contact any of the following:-
PAULINE 71532 /0912803195
Bookings close 23rd July.
Bulawayo Get Ready!!! Two outstanding South African rock bands will be performing live here soon - so please Bulawayo keep the following dates free:
"Cunning Brad" will rock your socks off in Bulawayo on the 4th and 5th September - a show not to be missed! (www.cunningbrad.co.za).
South Africa's top tribute band "Clint and Co." are back by popular demand for one show only in Bulawayo on Saturday the 3rd October (www.clintandco.co.za).
Watch this space for futher details about venues and ticket sales or contact Gary Stanley on 244043 or 011410915 for more information.
BOOKS ON THE MOVE
WILL BE AT T.M. AT THE BRADFIELD SHOPPING CENTER
FOR THE LAST SAT OF JULY - 25.07.09
FROM 9.30AM - 12.00PM
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS ONLY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY
THERE WILL BE A FUND RAISING DRIVE FOR THE SPCA
DONATIONS WILL BE WELCOMED.
SINCERE THANKS TO THE ASCOT COFFEE SHOPPE WHERE
BOOKS ON THE MOVE WILL RETURN TO FOR THE LAST
SAT IN AUGUST AND SO ON.
EMAIL - spcabyo @mweb. co. zw for enquiries.
cell - 011613679 - Lara
CBC Pub Night
CBC will be holding a Pub Night after the Falcon/CBC rugby match on 1st August 2009. There will be a delicious beef stroganoff on sale, reasonable drinks and great music. There will be no cover charge. Come and join us after the match for a festive, affordable evening out.
NOTICE OF B.P.B.C.'s 51'st A.G.M.
Notice is hereby given of Bulawayo Power Boat Club's 51'st Annual General Meeting to be held at Stoki's Studio, 100 Marimba Road, Matsheumhlope, at 6PM on Wednesday 29th July 2009. Cash bar, ladies to please bring a plate of snacks.
Any queries, please contact: - Graham Kennard 091-2-233604, Andy Chase 011-602702.
Olive Beadle Fishing Camp
will be hosting a 24 hour Bowls Marathon at HILLSIDE BOWLING CLUB
31st JULY starting at 4pm until 4pm sat 1st Aug
Full weekend of entertainment with FREE entry
Mechanical Bull and Jumping castle
Friday night disco by J J Grainger .
Saturday night music by Neville and Shaun Ford.
Televised live rugby South Africa vs New Zealand saturday 1st August at 5pm
Full Bar and Catering.
Contact Lyle Watridge 78619 or Ian Rae 75430
ZIMBABWE OPEN SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2009
TO BE HELD IN BULAWAYO
FROM FRIDAY 7 - SUNDAY 9 AUGUST 2009 AT SUBURBS SQUASH CLUB.
ENTRIES FROM NIGERIA, ZAMBIA, BOTSWANA, NAMIBIA, SOUTH AFRICA AND
ZIMBABWE. COME AND WATCH TOP PLAYERS IN ACTION.
PAB AND THE ACADEMY
Thursday 16 July in Room 25 at 1.10 p.m. Entry by donation.
Elizabeth French talks about the English composer Francis Bache and his
Friday 17 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 9.00 a.m.
In the Academy's annual Marimba Competition schools will this year compete
on the African National Anthem, Nkosi Sikeleli Africa - God Bless Africa.
Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no admission charge.
Wagner: Siegfried Acts II and III
Friday 17 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m. There will be a
supper interval. Carriages: 10.15 p.m.
Siegfried has many of the elements of legendary tales throughout the ages,
tasks, riddles and supernatural messages. The guileless hero who has never
known fear, having re-forged Notung, slays Fafner as he guards the horde of
gold, takes the Ring and Tarnhelm, encounters Wotan and shatters his spear
before he finally passes through the magic fire to awaken Brünnhilde from
her enchanted sleep. All this is thrillingly depicted in the Met's
production and is fully matched by the glorious singing of Hildegard Behrens
as Brünnhilde, James Morris as Wotan and Siegfried Jerusalem as Siegfried
Monday 20 July at 5.15 p.m. in the Robert Sibson Hall
Another film in the BBC Great Musicians series. Entry by donation.
Lunchtime Talk: Peter Rollason
Thursday 16 July in Room 25 at 1.10 p.m. Entry by donation.
Khachaturian: Spartacus (10 July)
Friday 24 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m. There will be a
supper interval. Carriages: 9.45 p.m.
"The narrative of Spartacus centres on the conflict between the two main
characters, Spartacus and the Roman general Crassus, and their lovers, the
action framed by vast and spectacular military scenes. The magnificent
dancing of the Bolshoi principals is very impressive and their stamina
extraordinary when the choreography is so continuously athletic, the
orchestra plays this often noisy score with great passion and feeling and
the camerawork is excellent." [From The Penguin Guide]
Tickets: US$2.00/R15.00. A three-course dinner is available to order at
ACADEMY FESTIVAL WEEK
All events by donation unless otherwise stated!
Monday 27 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 5.15 p.m.
The opening concert of the Academy's Festival Week features students,
teachers and friends of the Academy including Brian Hartman, Sam Kaufman,
Deon Marcus, Natascha Muller, Ursula Murray, Ineke te Velde and Kristin
Whitehead in a wide variety of music.
Bring your supper and enjoy it before...
The Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra
Monday 27 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.
The Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra is one of the most remarkable stories in
recent music, a youth orchestra of international standard made up largely of
street children. Sir Simon Rattle has called the system that produced it
"the most important thing happening in classical music anywhere in the word"
, and this DVD of a Salzburg Festival concert features Beethoven's Triple
Concerto and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition when the orchestra is
expanded to monster proportions with 14 double-basses and the rest to match!
In the Triple Concerto, Martha Argerich, no less, is the pianist with the
Capu on bothers, Renaud and Gautier, the violinist and cellist. The concert
is preceded by a documentary, School of Listening, which features the
orchestra in a rehearsal of Mahler's First Symphony.
Elizabeth French (piano)
Tuesday 28 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.
Elizabeth is currently spending a month teaching and assisting at the
Academy. She completed an M.Mus. at the Royal Academy of Music, having
earlier received a first class honours degree in music from Durham
University. She was awarded the Frederic Jackson Memorial Prize on entry to
the Academy and became the Meaker Fellow for the year 2005/6. Other awards
include the title "Montreal International Music Camp Young Artist of the
Year" in 2001. She has performed widely as both soloist and accompanist and
has also recorded for the Channel 4 series Arrows of Desire. We're very
privileged to have her at the Academy and I should add that she travelled
to Zimbabwe at her own expense for which we are enormously grateful. Her
recital will be a highlight of the week and the very generous programme is
as follows: William Matthias: Toccata alla Danza (1961); Haydn: Sonata in A
flat major, Hob.XVI/46; Leonard Bernstein: Touches (1981/83); Mendelssohn:
Rondo Capriccioso, Op.14; Chopin: Berceuse; Prokofiev: Sonata No.3 in A
minor, Op.28; Beethoven: 32 Variations in C minor, WoO80; York Bowen:
Sonatina in C major, Op.144
Advance booking for this concert at the Academy or at the door from 7.00
p.m. on the night; tickets: US$5.00/R40.00 - free to Red Carpet members and
members of PAB.
The Peggy Morris Choral Competition
Wednesday 29 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 9.00 a.m.
Peggy Morris was very involved in choral music in schools and elsewhere for
many years in Zambia and thereafter for a shorter time in Harare. Her
daughter now lives in Bulawayo and she and her family have funded this
competition, which will be an annual event at the Academy, in Peggy's
memory. This year 15 schools have entered. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Student Concert & Whitestone School
Wednesday 29 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 5.15 p.m.
A short concert by a range of Academy students will be followed by extracts
from the recent Whitestone production of "The Phantom Express" with Andrew
Lloyd Webber's music. Bring your supper and enjoy it before.
Puccini: La Bohme
Wednesday 29 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.
This new film of Puccini's opera starring Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón
has won rave reviews everywhere: "Succulently dramatic... a tribute to the
stars' power." [The Times]; "Breathtakingly dramatic and emotional... Full
to the brim with some of the best vocal talents of today." [Opera Now]; "The
world's finest soprano-tenor team don't only sing with beauty and power,
they can also act." [The Evening Standard]; "Beautifully sung all round."
[The Observer]; "The lovers' sheer intensity and Dornhelm's cinematic vision
make this one of the finest opera films ever - unmissable."[BBC Music].
There's really nothing to add except... don't miss it! Admission:
Thursday 30 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.
This concert will feature the Academy Singers conducted by Richard Hartnack;
Donald Welsh (violin), Cynthia Pretorius (cello) and Deon Marcus (piano and
viola) in a piano trio by Haydn and a string divertimento by Mozart; and
Billy St.John (saxophone) and Elizabeth French (piano)
The Phantom of the Opera
Tuesday 28 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.
Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.
"Phantom" is too well known to need any introduction and this is the 2004
film adaptation starring Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler which was widely
acclaimed as the best performance yet:. "Absolutely stunning" said the
Daily Express and "Extraordinary... superb performances" was the comment
from the News of the World.
Book and Magazine Sale
Saturday 1 August in the Academy Foyer at 10.30 a.m.
A wide selection of books and magazines will be available at modest prices!
A Concert for and with the Young & Young in Heart
Saturday 1 August in the Robert Sibson Hall at 4.00 p.m.
The programme will include music inspired by children's stories and fairy
tales with Elizabeth French, Jeanette Delport, Deon Marcus and Girls'
College: Quilter: Children's Overture; Poulenc: Babar the Elephant; Ravel:
Mother Goose Suite; and excerpts from the recent Girls' College production
of "Anything Goes!"
Saturday 1 August in the Robert Sibson Hall at 5.30 p.m.
The emphasis in this final concert will very much be on entertainment and
the performers will include Elizabeth French, Deon Marcus, Cynthia
Pretorius, Donald Welsh, Brian Hartman, Billy St.John and the Falcon Septet.
Admission: US$5.00/R40.00 [Advance booking with dinner, otherwise at the
door - see below]
Saturday 1 August in the Academy Foyer at 7.30 p.m.
Round off the week with a fine three-course dinner in the Academy to the
accompaniment of live music!
Bookings to the Academy office by lunchtime on Friday 31 July:
US$12.00/R100.00 [Concert and dinner $15.00/R120.00]. Numbers will be
limited so book early!
WEZ MTB CHALLENGE
HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
DATE: 24TH - 26TH JULY 2009
* ACCOMMODATION MUST BE ORGANISED BY PARTICIPANTS THEMSELVES.
THIS EVENT PROMISES TO BE A VERY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE AND A LOT OF FUN!
*REGISTRATION IS NOT CLOSED YET!!!!!!!
PLEASE COME AND SEE RACING SNAKE CYCLES
CONTACT COLIN GILLIES AT DIRECTORY PUBLISHERS.
Racing Snake Cycles
23 Falcon Street
Ph: 09 - 474 930
Cell: 011 404 780
The next meeting of the Bulawayo Floral Group
will take place at the Church of Ascension Hall, on Wednesday 5th August 2009 at 2.30pm.
Guest demonstrator will be our own Robin Morgan who always gives us such an enjoyable afternoon!
Exhibitors titles are : 'For my Dinner Party' and/or 'Take a few Flowers.'
MUMS AND DAUGHTERS!
COME AND JOIN US
AND LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN JEWELRY
Monday 24 August to Wednesday 26 August
Venue: Girls' College Studio One
Time: 9.00 am to 12.00 Noon each day
Lessons by Lisa Van Den Berg
Duration of Course: 3 Days
3 Days of bonding between mother and daughter
Have a fun learning experience
Lessons on how to MAKE YOUR OWN JEWELLRY
The fee : R600 per person, includes:
kit with beading board
pair of pliers and cutters
Variety of beads for earrings, a necklace, a charm bracelet and a string of imitation pearls.
Payment of fee to Girls' College payments office by Friday 31 July 2009
THE STOKI'S WINTER A'FAIR, ARTS / CRAFTS/ STALLS,
100 MARIMBA ROAD MATSHEUMHLOPE
SATURDAY THE 1' ST AUGUST 2009, 2AM - 6pm.
STOKIS PIZZAS, TEA COFFEE, CAKES AND CASH BAR.
ENTRANCE FEE 10 RAND SAFE PARKING IN THE PREMISES.
IF YOU WISH TO HAVE A STALL PLEASE CONTACT LYDIA OR STOKI ON 286628, 281664 OR 011 448980.
If there is anyone doing fun things for small children
like arts and crafts etc., to keep the children occupied
during the August school holidays,
please can you let us know.
I speak for many I'm sure
FAMILY FUN DAY AND FETE
The Dominican Convent High and Junior School is hosting a family fun day and fete on
Saturday 1st August 2009.
Do you sew, or paint or make beautiful items or perhaps you sell goods not available in the shops? Do
you wish to showcase your goodies? Think of the market available on this fun day. Think of the numbers of
the children at the High School and the Junior school and then.... factor in the fact that our parents are
always very supportive.
We have also contacted St Johns in Harare and they have kindly shared their exhibitors list with us. We are
currently trying to persuade, if not all, most of these talented people to travel to Bulawayo and join us on
We have planned exciting entertainment to entice the Bulawayo public into visiting us and if you want to take
up a stall and join us on the day please contact Fiona Farmer on 09 71412/16 to secure a place.
Please dont dillydally as we might run out of room.
ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT SOMEONE'S DRINKING ?
You don't have to drink to suffer from alcoholism.
Are you confused, depressed and nervous ?
Are you losing sleep ?
Are fears overwhelming you ?
Do you feel sorry for yourself ?
Do you refuse invitations to family and social functions ?
Do you take your frustrations out on others ?
Are you resentful ?
Do you lie and try to cover up the drinking problem ?
Are you ashamed of your situation ?
There is help available for you in AlAnon
Phone 011 218 314
WEDNESDAY lunchtime 1 pm (or as near as) Main Street Methodist Church , corner of 11th
Avenue (entrance in small gate to the house), Bulawayo
3) ROSES AND RASPBERRIES
Just thought that you would like to know....
A huge raspberry to the ZRP Traffic Section who constantly harass any
member of the driving public who does not have red reflectors, white
reflectors etc. on their crs. Well members of the driving public take note
On the morning of Wednesday 8th July 2009 I noted a ZRP car (No. ZRP 4120)
driving into the Traffic section grounds at the Drill Hall with all of the
following defects :- No red reflectors, No white reflectors, No brake
lights, No working tail lights, they were non existent and broken, and to
top it all off all the Members of the ZRP in the car had no seat belts on.
WOW......and they have the cheek to stop us and extort money out of the
public for no rhyme or reason. ZRP get your own cars in order before
pouncing on the members of the public.
Many thanks for the wonderful Morning Mirror.
The City of Bulawayo must have the most valuable real estate in the world, in their wisdom they have valued my business property in the CBD area at US$1 500 000.00 (the value for insurance purposes is $200 000.00) and based on these charges they expect rates in the sum of US$500.43 a road levy of US$299.72 and various other charges amounting to just over $1 100.00 per month.
We pay vehicle license fees, why should we pay a road levy, no road works have been done in our area for at least 4 years, the bins are not emptied and we take our rubbish to the City dump and pay Council fees for the privilege of doing so.
Z.E.S.A. was forced by the Minister to reduce their charges and the Council should be forced to reduce their charges.
We the business community should boycott all Council charges until a reasonable tariff is agreed with us.
POLICE yesterday announced new deposits for fines for those wishing to plead
guilty to minor offences and wishing to avoid a court appearance.
The new deposit fines are with immediate effect. Chief police spokesperson
Senior Assistant Commissioner Wayne Bvudzijena, warned that for some
offences repeat offenders would have to appear in court, and could not
simply pay a deposit fine at a police station. First offenders for the
listed offences have the option of appearing in court, if they wish to plead
not guilty or if they wish to bring forward mitigating evidence for a lower
fine. Before the release of this schedule, some police officers were
applying the US$20 fine indiscriminately.
The new deposit fines are as follows: Offence Fine in US$
Indecent conduct 5
Dealing in prohibited or any knives 20
Threatening language especially in public 10
Obstructing passages, streets, pavements or sidewalks 10
Public drinking 5
Drunk violent or disorderly behaviour on
licensed premises 15
Failing to display liquor licence 15
Selling liquor without permit 20
Selling or supplying liquor to any person who is drunk 5
Selling liquor after hours 20
Shops without licence 20
Unlawful possession of identification documents
belonging to another person 20
Moving cattle without permit first offence 20
Second offence court
Unlicenced radio or television receivers at home and
in cars 5
Failure to renew firearm certificate on time 5
Failure to renew for three firearms 20
Insecure firearms 20
Buying or selling a firearm without a certificate court
Disposal of firearms to unathourised persons court
Failure to register a car 15
Illegible registration mark and number plates 10
Vehicles with no front registration numbers 10
Driving without a licence 20
Learner's driving without supervision 20
Motorists failing to obey turning arrows 10
Driving into intersection when exit is not clear 20
To cause or permit animals to stray on any roads 10
Failure to obey directions from a policeman in uniform
controlling traffic 15
Cars without headlights 20
Driving with an illegal beacon 10
Failure to carry a red triangle 10
Cars without wipers 5
Public service vehicles without fitness certificates 15
Failure to display certificate of fitness 10
Excess passengers 5 per head
Speeding 1km/h 50km/h 5 to 20
Speeding in excess of 50km/h court.
Fishing without permission from owner 5
Morning Mirror Distribution
Our most grateful thanks go to four e mail service providers who assist us with the delivery of the Morning Mirror:
MWEB, GATOR and NETCONNECT have been wonderfully supportive since inception and now YOAFRICA are helping us out with the distribution to Morning Mirror Subscribers.
And I forgot to mention Rowan Francis from Ecoweb !!
Thank you so much Rowan and humble apologies.
Thank you so much to you all, God Bless you.
This is the only Fund Raising outlet that we have for the Edith Duly Nursing Home and we thank you so much for caring.
Edith Duly Nursing Home
Sadly our AGM, although widely publicised and canvassed, did not atract even one member of the public. If a question was asked "What do you think would be the most challenging but rewarding task to undertake in beleaguered Zimbabwe"? The answer would undoubtedly be "running a Frail Care Geriatric Home".
There must be hundreds of Bulawayo citizens who have elderly parents who will one day need a peaceful, caring home in which to pass their final years of their lives. And yet no one will come forward.
The present Trustees have served the Home for so many years now that they are in fact ready for a suite at the Edith Duly Nursing Home themselves. !!
So come on all caring concerned citizens of Bulawayo ... WE NEED YOUR HELP... we just cannot do it alone.
Come and make a difference to society. Don't just sit at home and complain about the lack of facilities in the city. Come and help rebuild them, if you are going to stay here, come and make a difference.
WE NEED YOU TO HELP US CARE FOR THE FRAIL, THE DIGNIFIED, THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT US INTO THIS WORLD. The people who built our country, created opportunities, dynasties and hope. Its our time to look after them too.
While talking about sin bins, blood bins, tight heads, etc., you missed out my favourite - the flaaarf. At one stage I wasn't quite sure what the commentator was alluding to when I realised it was the player - flyhalf.
Tel*One reduces tariffs for local calls to 15 cents per 3 minutes for during peak and 15 cents for 4 minutes during
Calls to mobile networks now cost 18 cents per minute. Internet now costs 6 cents per minute peak and
5 cents off peak -
Just to let you know that my Aunt's things were collected last week and dropped off in Johannesburg. Please may you put these few words of thanks in the next Mirror.......The family sends sincere thanks to Ian Johnston for transporting the goods. Aunt is very happy to have finally got them at long last.
Thanks, take care
As an 'ex-Bulawegian', living in 'financial exile', I avidly read your MM every week and take delight in your editorials and often smile, inwardly and outwardly ! :)
Pay no attention to the Chief Baboon, for he is just that !
Some little 'whippersnapper' without the perspective of years and your experience.
On behalf of thousands of Rhodesians/Zimbabweans, I thank you for your writings and your efforts, which give hope and inspiration and humour (often wry and often at your own expense) to so many of us.
In this week's edition, 7/07/09, you brought back many memories of some of our favourite TV personalities, as well as describe the joy of English - Language and Literature - which Paddy Vickery stirred up in you.
I relate that to one of my own English teachers at School in Salisbury (yes, I'm also from 'Bambazonke'), Mrs. Pauline Skyrme-Jones, who I'm sure some of your readers will have known.
Keep on keeping on, Mags and once again, a huge THANK YOU !
What a joy going down memory lane with you this week. I remember all the announcers you mentioned. Remember Ken jackson's 'Armchair Safari' and also his April Fool joke with the Ming Vase? James Thrush was always so very English and correct and Peter Rollason so believable. Like you I just loved Alport - didn't he speak beautifully (?) and the choirs he introduced were magical. Ah the good old bad old days! Bliss!
Thank you again - just love every edition.
5) CONDOLENCES/ IN MEMORIUM/ WREATH FUNDS
Liz Philips sister of the late Pat Constandinos, wife of Alan and
mother of Robyn and the late Stewart Auntie of Nicola Andrea and Lisa
passed away peacefully in Marondera on the 13th July after a short
We should be grateful if you would let folk know that our dear sister Vivienne Bancroft passed away at the Edith Duly Nursing Home on Tuesday evening (14th July). She will be sadly missed by Tish and Clive, Tony and Joan, Mike and Jill, Margaret and Derek and the whole family. A memorial service will be held for her at the Riverside Anglican Church on Tuesday 21st July at 3.30 p.m.
Joan and Tony Bancroft
SEAGER, Joan. Devoted wife of Ken, mother of Kevin, Helen, Graham, Shirley and Ian, Gran of Ken, Rika, Graham, Bradley, Chantal and Fallon and soon to be Great Granny. Passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on 11 July 2009. She has left an unfillable void in our lives.
JOAN BRADFIELD'S MEMORIAL
There will be a memorial service for JOAN BRADFIELD who passed away last week Thursday.
Date: 16th July (Thursday)
Venue: Hillside Dams Tea Garden
Time: 3:00 pm
All those who knew Joan are welcome to join us for the memorial and tea and cake.
Please pass this information onto anyone else who may have known her.
David and Jenny Coltart and family are mourning the loss of David's dear mother who died this morning after a brave fight against cancer. She was a truly remarkable woman.
Inge Normann, a long time resident of Garden Park, passed away peacefully in her sleep on 10/07/09 aged 97. Inge will be sadly missed by all her friends. Funeral arrangements to be announced.
Thanks for all the communication,but is it possible that you pass our sincere Condolences to Rev. Jabulani Mudenda who lost his dear Mother, Maina Mudenda, on Wednesday at around 1125hrs in Binga Hospital. The old lady was laid to rest on Saturday morning. We pray that the children be comforted by God and may gogo Mudenda's soul rest in internal peace.
God bless you.
263 9 883517
263 9 60140
263 11 918 176
SMUTS - SUE - PASSED AWAY ON THE 4TH JULY 2009.
LOVING MOTHER OF JUNE AND STEVE - MOTHER IN-LAW OF DAVE AND KAREN - GRAN OF MARK, DELIA, DANIELLE, PAUL AND LINDSAY, AND GREAT GRAN OF MADDELYNNE.
A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD FOR HER AT 2-00PM ON MONDAY 13TH 2009 AT THE KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES NO. 96 MATOPOS ROAD.
Lost his battle against cancer on Sunday 21 June 2009. Will be sadly missed by Kathy, Carey & Patrick, Adrienne & Gary and his treasures Brent, Jordan, Camlyn,Jacob and Tayla. No more pain.
DEATHS - McDERMOTT
Sean McDermott, beloved husband of Debbie (nee Speller)
and father to Daniel and Peter, passed away peacefully in
New Zealand on 3rd July, 2009 after a long, brave battle
against cancer. Shall be sorely missed, but now thankfully
out of pain and in the arms of Jesus whom he loved and
believed in so much. Anyone wishing to contact Debbie
may do so through her e-mail as follows: SDDP @ xtra.co. nz
Munro Alexander. Our beloved Pa passed onto greener pastures on 07 July 2009 at 87 years old
Loving father to Ray, Louise, much loved grandfather of Wayne, Ursula. Neil, Danni and great grandfather,
Of Jordan, Skye, Savannah and Alex. You were one in a million and we are going to miss you dearly.
Your spirit will live on in our hearts forever, we will always be one. RIP
Munro Alexander, Beloved father of Johnny and Cheryl, Grandfather to Cameron and Kate (Cape town)
Rest peacefully Dad.
Munro Alexander, Much loved brother of Donald and Sylvia, uncle to Dee, Colin and Kathy (Kimberley)
We will miss you Mac.
Munro Alexander, Good friend and mentor a real gentleman and outstanding farmer one of the best.
We will always remember you , Brian, Janet, Daryl ,Veyatie and Paul Martyn. RIP.
THE HALSTED FAMILY HAS GIVEN A VERY GENEROUS DONATION TO THE WREATH FUND OF THE LATE ROBYN GREAVES.
WITH GRATEFUL THANKS FROM THE RESIDENTS OF EDITH DULY NURSING HOME.
"Munro - Alex, passed away on the 7th July 2009, Our most loved and
respected friend, a gentle gentleman,
Rest peacefully after all your pain and suffering. Our most sincere and
heartfelt sympathy to Ray, Louise, Johnny, Wayne and Neil and families, Don
and Syl and all the family. Go well Mandevu, you will remain a Zimbabwe
Love from Buster Marg and Peggy."
Alex Munro our dear old "Pa", who left us on the 7th of July 2009. We will always remember our wonderful times spent together fishing, especially our Mlibizi days with the two "Smart Alex's" in the tender boat passing their comments! You were very special to us, go well Machayanduku, you fought bravely until the end. Our love and sympathy to Ray, Louise, Wayne, Niel, Ursula, Skye, and Savannah as well as to Johnny and Donald. Alex and Heather Fraser.
SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THOSE WHO CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
Thank you to the wonderful people of Bulawayo for all the goods which have been donated, however our shelves are looking bare again. Please keep bringing all your unwanted goods. All money taken at the shop goes directly to running our kennels. There is enormous pressure on the kennels and clinic in these difficult times and every little bit helps such a lot. We take anything such as books, magazines, bot