Morning Mirror Edition 369 - 11/1/2010




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Tonga Fisherman Lake Kariba, Jan 2010
 

In this edition

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1) Editorial

Once-in-a-blue-moon new year

Some of our family members spent New Year at Binga-by-the-Sea!!

It was a glorious fishing trip interspersed with great moments of family fun, camaraderie and mosquitoes !!

Power is a luxury at Binga, but there is no shortage of boats, sun, swimming and good friends and the Binga Community gathered together to see the New Year in in fine style with a pig on a spit and some fabulous salads and champers.

The moon shone brilliantly throughout most of the night, very little else was necessary in the way of light but although we all marveled at the man in the moon and the glorious night sky, few of us knew that it was in fact a "Blue Moon" !!

For only the second time in nearly two decades, December ended with Earth illuminated by a "blue moon," the name given to the second full moon appearing in a single month.

Not since 1990 had the world had the opportunity to observe on a mass scale the compounded impact of a blue moon and New Year's Eve.

The double full moon phenomenon happens on average every 2.7 years, with the most recent in May 2007 and the next set for August 2012.

Last month, the moon was also at its maximum on Dec. 2.

According to the StarPhoenix it turns out that the term "blue moon" is a misnomer that can be traced back to an editorial blooper 65 years ago in the normally irreproachable magazine Sky and Telescope.

A "blue moon" is also used colloquially to mean "a rare event", especially in the phrase "once in a blue moon".

Thank you to the hospitable Binga folk who made us so welcome at New Year.



2) Notices

PERFORMING ARTS AND THE ACADEMY

CD LIBRARY
The Academy CD library is open with immediate effect. There are currently around 500 CDs available but we intend to add to the stock on a regular basis. There is a $10.00 registration fee and discs may then be borrowed at $1.00 per two discs. (The registration fee is a standard charge which applies to anyone enrolling at the Academy so, if you're a registered student, then it is already paid!)
The library will initially be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.00 a.m.to 4.00 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 9.00 a.m.to 11.00 a.m. We intend to open the whole library to members over the next few weeks - there is a substantial collection of cassettes, a vast library of LPs for those who can still play them, several hundred books on music, a substantial collection of miniature scores and a truly amazing amount of sheet music.

SOUND AND LIGHT
The Academy is offering a new course on theatre, conference and function lighting and also on sound reinforcement, recording and radio/TV applications. The course will be run by Ian Chatterton and Peter Rollason and starts on Friday 29 January. It will last for 12 weeks and the cost, payable in advance, is $100.00 which will cover all hand-outs, etc.. There is no provision for casual entries, it's the whole course or nothing! The sessions will all be held at the Academy and start promptly at 3.30 p.m., finishing at 5.00 p.m. Places are limited, so book now at the Academy office. This is a wonderful opportunity, especially for young people, so do take advantage of it.

COFFEE SHOP
The Coffee Shop is open on weekdays from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and on Saturday mornings to early afternoon. We hope you will give it your support - Michael Bullivant says he has sampled the baguettes, toasted sandwiches, wraps and cheese cake and can thoroughly recommend them all!

LESSONS
The Academy is, of course, first and foremost there to teach music and there are currently vacancies for piano, guitar, flute, clarinet and voice. Please contact the office (60684/67195) for full details if you're interested - we're happy to take students from six upwards and adult students are always welcome! As well as the weekly lesson, fees cover regular theory classes and there is no charge for using library music.

RIGOLETTO
Friday 15 January at 6.30 p.m. Carriages: 10.00 pm. Verdi's famous opera in a lavish production from the Met conducted by James Levine with Cornell McNeil as Rigoletto, Ileana Cotrubas Gilda and Placido Domingo the Duke. "Everything made for a superb musical performance' [New York Post]. Admission: $3.00 / R25.00 Dinner will be available to order as usual.

LUNCHTIME TALKS
Thursday 14 January at 1.10 p.m. Lunchtime Talks resume on a weekly basis on Thursday 14 January at 1.10 p.m. when Michael Bullivant will begin a series on "The Symphony after Beethoven". This will be a follow-up to the previous series which attempted to answer the question "What is a symphony?" and will look at how Beethoven's Nine irrevocably changed a composer's approach to a symphony. Further talks will examine specific works in more detail and alternate with Peter Rollason's programmes.

BLEAK HOUSE
Monday 18, Thursday 21 and Monday 25 January at 7.00 p.m. The outstanding BBC production of Bleak House will be shown again (by popular request!) in three parts; the first will finish at around 10.15, Parts 2 & 3 at c.9.45. "A wonderfully rich piece of television." [The Evening Standard] "A cast that was uniformly impressive... All in all, the prospect of spending further episodes in this company feels not only enticing but entirely thrilling." [Daily Telegraph] "BBC One's Bleak House adaptation is a masterpiece." [The Observer] "... this glorious adaptation transforms soap opera into art." [The Times] Admission: $7.00 / R50.00 for the series, $3.00 / R25.00 individual evenings

RETURN OF THE FIREBIRD
Friday 29 January at 6.30 p.m. Carriages: 9.45 p.m. Return of the Firebird includes three ballets, Scheherazade, The Firebird and Petrushka, all first seen in Paris a hundred years ago. "This indispensable DVD offers re-creations of three key Diaghilev productions from the peak of the Ballets Russes with choreography, d cor and costumes as near as possible to the original staging.... very spectacular indeed, the presentation vividly and colourfully handled, but what makes this so enjoyable is the excitement and overt eroticism of the dancing itself." [The Penguin Guide] Admission: $3.00 / R25.00

WHAT'S ON AT THE BULAWAYO THEATRE

STARTING SATURDAY 16TH JANUARY 2010
THEATRE WORKSHOPS FOR GRADE 5 - 7
TIME: 9.30 - 11 A.M EVERY SATURDAY DURING THE TERM
COST: $75/R600 PER TERM

CHILDREN WILL LEARN DRAMA TECHNIQUES,BACKSTAGE,SINGING,DANCING AND TECHNICAL ELEMENTS SUCH AS MAKE - UP,SCENERY,SET DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION & PROPS THE AIM IS TO STAGE 2 PRODUCTIONS PER YEAR!

REGISTRATION AT THE THEATRE PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO ANY CHILD YOU THINK MAY BE INTERESTED!

MILTON 100 YEARS

THE BIGGEST OF ALL PARTIES !

All old Milton pupils are invited to gather for a great celebration. Milton School turns 100 years old in 2010. Make plans now to come and attend the occasion - a wonderful chance to meet up with old friends, talk about old times and to support the school that gave you an education second to none.

PROPOSED PROGAMME
Thursday 23 September School tour and evening braai
Friday 24 September Golf day
Saturday 25 September Gala dinner

The following have also been proposed and can be arranged depending on numbers :-
Day in the Matopos
Lake Kariba (Binga) fishing trip
Victoria Falls and/or Hwange Game Reserve trip

Accommodation and transport can be arranged
At this stage the organizing committee needs feedback as to whom might be interested in attending and who wants to book for the various activities.
For further info and to make bookings please go on the Milton website www.oldmiltonians.com and visit The Common Room
PLEASE NOTE : All Old Milton pupils in the Bulawayo area - there will be a social evening at Hartsfield rugby ground in the evening of 20 January 2010.
Come along to meet your friends and to hear what the plans are for the year. " Here is no ancient pile all stained and scarred by centuries of rain and blasting storm "

FALCON COLLEGE

OPEN DAY 2010

For Prospective Parents and their sons in Grade 6 & 7

Date: Friday 15th January 2010
Venue: Falcon College
Time: 10.00am for tea and registration, followed by Presentations and Tours of the College. Lunch will be available in the Todd Hall, after which you may enjoy the various Clubs and Societies and afternoon sports.

All Welcome

RSVP by 12 JANUARY 2010
bints@netconnect.co.zw or 09 65683 falcontob@netconnect.co.zw or 64364

DIARISE this today!!!
BLARNEY BROTHERS COMING TO TOWN.....
FEB 27 2010
BULAWAYOS BEST IRISH BEERFEST....
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UPDATES....


3) ROSES AND RASPBERRIES
BURNING OF THE GENORE ON MILIBEZI:

I Brian Range, would like to express my thanks to all those who so kindly helped and offered their help on the 1st January, when my house boat caught fire.
You were all so wonderful and so kind.
Thank you to all
Brian

4) CONGRATULATIONS

Janine and Angus York

Congratulations on the birth of your Baby Girl Jesse Lia.
And happy birthday to Janine on 11 January 2010 !!
Much love

Rick, Maggie, Robyn and proud Grandmother Debbie York in the UK

5) CONDOLENCES/ IN MEMORIUM/ WREATH FUNDS

Marjorie Blaylock, beloved mother of Maureen, Roger, Richard, Anthony and Linda. Passed away peacefully on the 4th of January 2010 in South Africa. She was 95 years old. Mrs Blaylock ex telephone accounts, UBH and Garden Park.
Memorial Service to be held on Friday 8 January 2010 at Revival Centre, Galway Road Famona



SANGER Dave

Dave, dearly beloved husband of Bernice, Father of Maureen and Wendy, and Grandfather of Ashleigh, Kate, David, Christopher and Caitlin passed away after a long illness bravely borne, on 1 January, 2010.

Bernice Sanger bernice.sanger@googlemail.com



SANGER. -- Dave.
Good friend for many years in Bulawayo. We shared an awful lot of good times in the BSAP, Bulawayo Club and more places than I care to remember. Rest in peace, Old Pal. Our deepest sympathies to Bernie, Maureen, Wendy and families.
-- Peter and Denise Botwright



Condolence

Dave Sanger- in his 85th year passed away peacefully on New Years day in Kent,England of an illness bravely borne.Loved husband of 54 years of Bernice,

Most beloved father of Maureen and Laurie (NZ) ,Wendy and Don (UK) and adored and devoted 'Pa" of Ashleigh & Greg, Katy & Woody,David,Christopher and Caitlin

Our darling Dad you were the best,always there for us all, we will miss you dreadfully , RIP
email: bernice.sanger@googlemail.com
wellybonds@xtra.co.nz

DAVID SANGER

Our deepest sympathy and love to Bernie Sanger, and our dearest friend Maureen on the loss of your beloved Pa. We have so many fond memories of Pa, and when we used to 'wrap' him around our thumbs during our school days. Pa used to give us so many laughs and was always such fun to be around. He will be so sorely missed. Our loving thoughts are with you all Bernie, Maureen, Wendy, Laurie, Don, Ash, Kate, David.

With all our love
Karen, Ian, Neil, Mark and Alan & Chloe



MACKAY. -- Kim, passed away December 30. Our love and sincere condolences to Nicky, Angus and Russell. Rest in peace, Kim.

Peter and Denise Botwright, Perth, Scotland
Peter Botwright peter.botwright@homecall.co.uk

6) PETS

Bulawayo SPCA would like to thank the following donors for their kind donations/help during the month of December 2009:

Mr. Esat; Mrs. Crawford; Miss Doolabh; Francistown Canopies & Accessories; Mr. Gregory; Mr.McGovan; Matabeleland Irish Association; Mrs. Meth; Mr. Squair; Petra Primary School; Zim Foam; J.K. Motors; and of course Morning Mirror.



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, bottles, plastic bottles, HTH bottles, records, patterns, ornaments, pictures, picture frames, cutlery, crockery, newspapers, costume jewellry, used cards, electrical appliances dead or alive, clothing, games, games equipment, jam jars, in fact anything you do not want we can make use of. We are situated between 14th and 15th Avenues, Robert Mugabe Way. Tel 69814, shop hours 9am -12pm and 2pm - 4pm except Monday mornings, and last Saturday of the month 9am - 10.45am Thank you for keeping our shop going. Why not pop in and browse. We have a parrot cage and lovely framed pictures. Also we have a wooden sailing boat GP14, it has a slight leak, please enquire at the counter to arrange viewing. . We have an urgent appeal from our kennels for old newspapers.
If you have lost your pet please call the SPCA kennels. If you see an animal in distress please call the SPCA kennels. All too often we find animals run over and injured when a simple call to the SPCA could save their lives. Tel: 66578/66593

Clinic hours as follows:
Monday and Friday 9.30am - 1 pm 2pm - 4 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
Saturday 9.30 am - 12 noon
Wednesday Vaccinations only


"Margaret Bernard at Pet Hilton
happy to accommodate your pet whenever you need. Bitches on heat catered for and supervised matings when required. Christopher on duty to beautify your dog - shampoo, dip, and brush, or clip. All breeds welcome. Phone 242979 to book or make enquIries .Dip tank open Saturday mornings 8.30 - 11.30 - Fee R10 per dog."



KITTENS KITTENS KITTENS KITTENS KITTENS KITTENS

I HAVE 4 BEAUTIFUL KITTENS THAT NEED LOVING HOMES - 3 ARE BLACK AND WHITE AND FLUFFY, AND THE 4TH IS CREAMY WHITE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A KITTEN, PLEASE CALL ME ON 246968 TO ARRANGE TO COME AND SEE THEM. I DON'T WANT TO HAVE THEM PUT DOWN.

7) BULAWAYO NEWS

SUBURBS RESIDENTS.
Dear Residents.There will be a residents meeting on Wednesday 24th February, 2010, at B.A.C. Club, 5.30 for 5.45 pm. Please diaries or mark on your calendar the date.
Your Committee needs your support.
See you there.
Neil Leach, Chairman.

Eternal Guardian Angels of the Edith Duly Nursing Home

Rick Kriel
Hannes and Liz Botha and Teams
Andy Lang
Rob Stirling
ANDY EHRKE
DEREK LANGTON
FRESH PRO
GEES FRUIT & VEG
KERSHELMAR
DR LEGG
MRS INDIRA D PATEL
MRS STEYNBURG
SCHWEPPES BYO
TRADE POWER
MR VAL RAYE
MR LEE - ZIM/BOTS CHRISTIAN MISSION


Homes in Zimbabwe
Nigel Kay O.B.E.
Tom Benyon O.B.E.
Netconnect
Derek Langton
Leila Hunt
Precious Abraham
Matron Brewster
Matron Makuyana


Island Hospice Bulawayo serve terminally ill cancer patients, and we request that- we will take anything that you do not need, so that our patients can be more comfortable.
Blankets, linens, clothing, bottles, magazines. in fact what you dont use we will make use of them.
Wishing you all a very prosperous and peaceful year.and thank you all for the support that has been given to us during 2009. Much appreciated.
Yours in Hospice
Peggy Schonken and staff.
Our hours of work is from 8a.m. to 1p.m. Monday to Friday Telephone number is 77972.

PROTECTED SPECIES

For the public's information, the Matobo Conservation Society has made an extract from the National Parks and Wildlife Act 14/75 in respect of protected species. We especially bring this to your member's attention as it has been observed that vendors in Bulawayo are offering for sale Orchids, Cycads, Treeferns, Flamelilys and other protected species. We have also observed the use of club moss and ferns in hanging baskets. These plants have been illegally removed from their natural environment, and this practice threatens our natural heritage. Members of the Public should inform the Police, National Parks or the Matobo Conservation Society if they come across any of these illicit dealers - and you should not buy from them!



I was delighted to see you have reprinted my poem in the latest edition of the Mirror. I see someone has the taken the liberty of a few minor alterations to the original and added a final couple of lines. Kindly thank the person concerned, I feel it has improved the original text.

J.A. Sturges.(Sam)

7A) GOSSIP COLUMN

Whilst ruminating on the past, during one of the quieter moments of this Festive Season, I had chance to recall some of the fun times in the build up to Christmas, in my early Bulawayo years. A special event over this period was the Christmas Cheer Show, put on by the RTV Studios in Montrose, in aid of the Mayors Christmas Cheer Fund. That was TV worth watching, they were proper marathons of epic proportion. I think the show commenced somewhere around eight or nine o' clock of an evening and carried through to four in the morning, with good old Bulawayo contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars in pledges.

It was marvelous to witness Bulawayo's celebrities drop their inhibitions in a good cause, Sonia Hattin with her 'Tea for one', routine was always a favourite, others like Tony Bulling, Ken Jackson, Reg Salisbury, Roy Brassington, to name a few, would offer excerpts of amusement amidst the more accomplished pieces from the show biz world. People such as Des and Dawn Lindberg, Mike Westcott and Rick Rickards, Garth Styles and Johnny Boyse, Jimmy McGroaty, Four Jacks and a Jill and even one year I remember Eddie Calvert and his 'Golden Trumpet' chipped in with Roses of Picardy. Mags I'm sure you must also have been a part of some of the shows?

Amazing to see the money come rolling in and for the time (early 70's?) amounts of between 10 and 100 Dollars where not unusual from private citizens, the big-bangers like Bulawayo Bottlers would then come in towards the end with their pledges of a thousand and more, it was a great place to be and I'm sure just as generous now.

I wonder too, does the younger set still keep up the tradition of wending their way to the Matopos to watch the sunrise over Rhodes Grave, with the lone piper playing on New Years morning? Stirring stuff, keep it up Bulawayo!

Regards,
Colin Flemming

8) GWERU AND HARARE NEWS

Please Help......Can anyone advise me if there is somewhere in Harare where we can store our Motor Vehicle for 4 - 8 weeks from March next year. We are willing to pay a storage fee as long as it is reasonable. If anyone can help or knows of anyone that can help please email us at.... steering-system-specialist@hotmail.com .
Thanks. Liz & Steve Diarmid.



WES AND JANE

Due to unforeseen circumstances, beyond our control, we regret to inform you that we will be re- opening on the 21st of January 2010.(Instead of the 13th of January 2010) We will be looking forward to seeing you again with a new and scrumptious menu!!.
Wes and Jane's Restaurant
31 Pauling Road Suburbs Tel.: 230094 or 0915046087

10) ACCOMMODATION OUT OF ZIMBABWE

Are you traveling through to polokwane to do a bit of shopping, and need somewhere nice, comfortable and friendly to stay? Self catering cottage available in a quiet residential area, close to all the main shopping attractions, such as Game, Savannah and Limpopo malls and Trade Centre. For more information, please contact Ina or Gert Van Vuuren in Polokwane on (015) 298 8700 or bakina@mweb.co.za, or Bernita in Bulawayo on 883498 or 883916 (during work hours).



Accommodation in Polokwane

Ruthers Place, 97 Jorissen St.

Flat 1 has a double bed sleeping two with en-suite, TV and kitchenette.

Flat 2 has a double bed, single bed, and sleeper couch, sleeping four. Main bedroom has en suite TV
Rates R150,00 per person Children under 12 R70
If the flatlets are full, there are two rooms in the main house with bathroom-shower-toilet facilities directly opposite the rooms. Each room has a double bed. Rate R75.00 pp
Ruthers comes highly recommended
Hylton & Pat Rutherfoord
E mail patr@polka.co.za home E mail patr@finlay.co.za work Cell 083 2253818 or 082 6582971

PAFURI SELF CATERING (OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION)
Our address: Pafuri Avenue 47, Penina Park, Polokwane
Contact details:Cell: 072 147 9370 Fax: 0866 941 942 E-mail: pafuri47@vodamail.co.za Website: www.47pafuri.co.za
We offer overnight units from R300.00 per night (depending on the total number of persons sharing the unit) Self Catering Accommodation in POLOKWANE (Rates from R375.00 per night/2 adults)
Units 1 - 2 - 3 : 2 bedrooms (max 5 pers per unit)
Unit 4 : 1-bedroom (max 2 pers)
Unit 5 : 2-bedrooms & beds in lounge/dining area (max 10pers)
Unit 6 : 1.5 bedroom (max 4 pers)
Unit 7 : Studio (max 2 pers)
Air conditioned, carports & motorized gates, splash pool, BBQ facilities Daily cleaning- & laundry service on site Fully furnished units (incl linen and towels) & kitchens fully equipped Commercial package Multichoice/DSTV
Jan de Necker pp Pafuri Self Catering Office: 015 295 8714 Cell: 072 147 9370 Fax: 0866 941 742 E-mail: pafuri47@vodamail.co.za Website: www.47pafuri.co.za



ACCOMMODATION POLOKWANE
Are you shopping in Polokwane?
Lovely affordable overnight accommodation in a beautiful secure garden. Undercover parking and swimming pool. Sleeps four.
Fully equipped self catering with DSTV Close to Trade Centre just off N1
CONTACT : Biddy 015 2879 760 (Bus) 015 293 2836 ( H) after hours 0824107325 ( cell) email : biddyf@absa.co.za

11a) Accomodation In Zimbabwe

CHIMANIMANI

DELIGHTFUL BED AND BREAKFAST ESTABLISHMENTS IN CHIMANIMANI

CALL TEMPE VAN DER RUIT ON +263 26 3351 or +263 26 3030 or Doug on 0912100663

or e mail Queenie Gratwicke qgratwicke@border.co.zw

KULIZWE LODGE BINGA

A little paradise on the shores of Lake Kariba. 8 basic equipped fisherman's chalets, each sleeping 4 people. Swimming pool, large outdoor conference facility ideal for NGO's.
e mail kulizwe@mweb.co.zw or phone +263 15 545 or +263 15 286 or +260976644743



ACCOMMODATION

SOUTHERN COMFORT LODGE
JANUARY MADNESS 10% OFF ALL ACCOMMODATION FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY! COME AND ENJOY THE ABUNDANT BIRD LIFE ESPECIALLY NOW THE DAM IS FULL. HOME AWAY FROM HOME.
TEL: +263-9-281340 CELL: +263- (0)913246082 EMAIL: southencomfort@yoafrica.co

11b) Houses / Flats / Business Premises For Sale And To Rent

Looking for a two bedroom safe flat to rent.
Please contact Ian Johnston on 237240, 011 215373, or jicsjohnston@zol.co.zw

MORNINGSIDE: A neat well kept family home, 4 bedrooms, mes. 2 lounges, fitted kitchen, carpeted throughout, an excellent borehole, sparkling pool, lock up garage and lovely garden. ready for immediate occupation.

Call Now For details and make your offer!!

Georgie 0912 550 531 Maria 0912 301 057 Aisha 011 731 970

LARGE BURNSIDE HOUSE FOR SALE
IDEAL FOR LARGE FAMILY WITH KIDS ATTENDING WHITESTONE CALL 0912327331



Town House In Secure Setting

Brand new 3 Bedroom Town House,Double lockup Garage,Two bathrooms all imported fittings. One of the best.buy direct townhouse in garden settings,Bargain Phone (09) 287035 or 0914 023 411

Christian family (careful tenants) looking for a 3 bedroomed house to rent - long lease - Hillside School vicinity preferable.
Phone Pastor Terry on 0912967920 or 0912118174 or 888936 or email on gmbyo@multipac.co.zw



WANTED - House to Rent

Looking to rent a 2 to 4 bedroomed house with a decent garden. Contact Marc 888463 (W) 011 643 428 or email marcjones@matupula.co.zw

Out Of Africa Lodge For Sale

Truly an outstanding investment and a unique property. Lodge located on kopje site in Bulawayo.Lodge ready for 2010,Dont miss this one.
Phone (09) 287035 or 0914 023 411 see the attachment.

My name is Lisa and I'm a student from Germany (Geography) an will be in Bulawayo from 25.02.2010 till 13.04.2010 for an Internship. For this period I am looking for a decent and affordable accommodation in Bulawayo not too far from town center. E-Mail: lisa@ritsche.eu

English family moving to Bulawayo at the start of March 2010 are ideally looking for a 3 bedroom house on the eastern side of the city. The property will hopefully include 2 reception rooms, a bathroom, kitchen, lock-up garage, wall and electric gate. A working bore hole is also essential.

Please contact Phil & Claire Biggs via email at zimbiggs@googlemail.com

To let from 1 January 2010 - at Qalisa

2-bedroomed, ground floor unit.Tenant must be over 50 years of age, non smoker preferred.

Please contact aptacc@yoafrica.com for further details

12) VEHICLES

WANTED - DOUBLE CAB/ CAB AND A HALF OR 4 X 4 FAMILY VEHICLE
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A DOUBLE CAB, CAB AND A HALF (EG FORD RANGER) OR 4 X 4 FAMILY VEHICLE (PRADO, GX ETC) IN GOOD CONDITION WITH LOW MILEAGE. IN THE REGION OF US$ 12,000 TO US$ 14,000. CONTACT imagesforalifetime@gmail.com Cars for Sale

Opel Astra 1994. Automatic, the engine needs spares. Price US$ 2 500.00 Please phone: 244738 (afternoons only)

Cars for Sale

Opel Astra 1994. Automatic, the engine needs spares. Price US$ 2 500.00 Please phone: 244738 (afternoons only)

13) LIFTS WANTED AND OFFERED

LIFT NEEDED!
From Joburg to Bulawayo on the 12th, 13th, 14th or 15th of January. Will help with petrol. Please contact me at gelkaim@gmail.com
Thanks so much



Lift to Johannesburg required for last week of February by married couple who are pensioners. Willing to pay share of expenses.

Auriel Hansen 70 Qalisa Village Tel. 09 - 230413 email whindale@zol.co.zw

14) SEEKING FRIENDS

WINSTONIANS

I was in the class of '59 at Churchill which means I left school 50 years ago - scary thought! In all that time I have never had any contact with my old classmates - Coombes, Lea, Moll, . . . my memory fails me. Nor have I heard of any reunions, although admittedly I was out of the country from 1977 to 1994. I have kept in touch with other old boys over the years - Tony Purvis and Richard Walton.

Does anyone have any news? Andy Hope aghope@mweb.co.zw

I am trying to find a very dear friend from Bulawayo, her name is Kathy Cooper and she lived latterly in Kumalo, she was formerly Taylor, maybe she will see this and get in touch via my e mail or maybe someone will recognise her and may know where she is now. We had such great times when I was still in Bulawayo. I have been gone now for almost 20 years but oh how I still miss my wonderful city. E mail is dianpearce@btinternet.com

Dian Pearce

15) SITUATIONS VACANT/ WANTED

Lady aged 51 with vast experience in Hotel admin, animal health care, retail stock control is looking for a job. Young man aged 21 with ICDL is looking for a job as a computer tech or anything in computers.
Please contact Mrs Davidson on: 0915 110 210 or 66593

24 year old lady looking for a job, with pending honors degree in banking, contact 0913 473 481



Mature woman seeking temporary employment (available for 6 months). Experience in general office work (debtors, creditors, petty cash, banking etc.) Any position will be considered. Tel: 230219 Experienced mature woman offering services as a care-giver. Flexi hours would suit. Tel: 011307509

VACANCIES - HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

FUNCTIONS MANAGER

Very demanding position, including working over public holidays and nights. Position requires selling the venue, organising staff, chasing payments and overseeing the functions from beginning to end. Applicant must have a strong personality, ability to deal with difficult people and situations and be fully computer literate.

RECEPTIONIST
Front office position. Dealing with local and international guests. Working late hours on shifts part of job description. Applicant must be a good people person, well presented and be fully computer literate.
Please email manager@nesbittcastle.co.zw with your application and CV and for more details on the above positions and remuneration offered.

I AM SEEKING EMPLOYMENT AS AN ACCOUNTANT OR ASSISTANT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY.
CONTACT R. ROBERTS ON 091-3700- 462/243969 (H) OR jediknight@yoafrica.com.

16) SERVICES

For all you graphic design and printing needs, Jenna Ashley design is the way to go. With fast, efficient, and personalized service I give the customer exactly what they want! My design services include Logos, business cards, flyers, posters, adverts, brochures etc and on the printing side everything from photo prints to CANVAS PRINTING AS WELL AS MOUNTING! So you get the finished product ready to hang if desired. All at great prices!
Contact: 0912370247 or jennaashleydesign@gmail.com



BOREHOLE PUMP REPAIRS
The rains are here with a vengeance. The water table is rising. Call Mike howard or Obed Sithole at Bancroft Neil & Co el 880844 /46 0912260769 or 011608724
We install and repair Borehole and Booster pumps.

For all your generator installations, services and repairs. Anything big or small electrical i.e. stoves, etc.
Please contact me on 011 610 460



STEELWORK: (steel fabrication and installation) Steel structures , trusses and roofing, security bars and gates, alterations and extensions ,carports and garages, palisade and wire fencing, enclosures and hand railing, repairs.
Contact 011617292-0912244055 email:jacarandam@ymail.com

For all your ceiling repairs, painting, plumbing, tiling, electrical repairs and installations, welding, carpentry and roof leaks. Ceiling board, timber, nail and paint sales delivered to your door step.
Please do not hesitate to contact Emanuel on: Mobile: 0912 322 181 Email: ekanyamaure@yahoo.com

GATE AND HOME SECURITY

DON CREMER

FOR REPAIRS AND INSTALLATIONS OF ALARM SYSTEMS, ELECTRIC GATE MOTORS, INTERCOMS AND SWIMMING POOL PUMPS.

PLEASE NOTE OUR PHONE NUMBER HAS CHANGED TO 0913 284 909

TIMBERLAND WINDOWS AND DOORS (ESTABLISHED 1985)
10 BON ACCORD RD. STEELDALE P.O.BOX FM 252 FAMONA, BULAWAYO ZIMBABWE PHONE 263 9 66997 OR 885906 - 9 FAX 69969 Webside www.teakland.com

Manufacturers of custom hand made Teak door, windows and furniture to customers specification. Suppliers to hotels, safari camps, private residence, individuals and Taxidermists. Exports to South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia. Factory direct prices.
Contact John Hewitt Cell 0913 254 462 Email johnteak@netconnect.co.zw Trish Fenn Cell 011 411 930 / 0912 280 243 email timberland@netconnect.co.zw Shadreck Nyoni Cell 011432 530 / 0913 284 481 Email timber2@netconnect.co.zw Cheryl van der Walt Cell 011 405 541 Terence Hewitt Cell 011 401 761

17) HEALTH AND BEAUTY

ANNA VAN HEERDEN
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE THERAPIST
MONDAY TO THURSDAY AT 2P.M. 3P.M. AND 4P.M.
DR RICE(McGOWAN'S ROOMS) 40 LANCASTER AVE. FAMONA CELL 0912231177 STARTING MONDAY 11TH JANUARY

KRISTA CLINIC OF REFLEXOLOGY AND MERIDIAN THERAPY

with 20 years service to Bulawayo, the Krista Clinic offers assistance to restore well-being and relief from stress and disease

For appointment phone 242378

A new beauty salon opening up in Suburbs, is looking for a beautician therapist and a nail technician to join our wonderful team. Preferable young, friendly with experience.
Please contact: 0912 750 100 Home: 241732 (only from 4 pm to 7 pm.)

18) TUITION

PRE LEARNER HUNTERS AND GUIDES WRITTEN EXAMINATION

ACADEMIC COURSE 2010 FROM 8th TO 12th FEBRUARY 2010

0800 TO 1800 DAILY
at BUSTERS CLUB. HILLSIDE. BYO
Cost : TBA on application BOOK TO ATTEND WITH MR. E. VAN STADEN PHONE: (09) 252010 011 212 749 - SEND SMS! awsomeg@gator.co.zw
STUDY GUIDE CD's available through ZPHGA/SOAZ offices; Emmy or Mrs Bowen in HARARE 702402 or 'PAWS 'N ALL' PET SHOP 011 218 837 / 011 606 290 BULAWAYO

Learn how to speak French, the language of over 620 million people

The professional and highly dedicated team of Alliance francaise offers quality teaching in French language. Start now to prepare for an Internationally recognised Diploma in French (DELF or DALF). Enrol now for French Lessons!! New term starts on the 18th of January 2010.

Ndebele and Shona also available on request.
Registration is now in progress at Alliance Fran aise de Bulawayo.
For enquiries or special requests, contact Tafadzwa or Fabien on (09) 250 245, or Mr Zulu on 0912 105 598. Visit our website: www.afzim.org/bulawayo Alliance francaise de Bulawayo, 61 Heyman Road, Suburbs, Bulawayo. ZIMBABWE Tel: (09) 250 245 / E-mail: afbyo@yoafrica.com

LEARN TO SWIM with LORNA RILEY

HAS MOVED TO SUBURBS!

Bookings for this term open on the 12th January 2010, please phone 250392 or 011 423 810 to secure your bookings. Old and new clients welcome.



Is your child struggling at School?
Consider Home Group Teaching. Special Needs Educationalist. Primary School Level.
Phone Phyl Nesbitt 245144.

Study courses in the new year.
12th and 13th January- 2.00- 4.30 Time management for Grade 7 boys 14th and 15th January - 2.00- 4.30 Time management for Grade 7 girls

22nd January-2.00-5.00 Brainstorming techniques for AS and A level Art students

27th and 28th January - 2.00 to 4.30 pm Time management for Form three Students.

Please email fenwick@yoafrica.com for further details.

Is your son or daughter having difficulty with O or A Level Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry?

Do the A Level classes contain 30 students rather than 10? Classes this size do not allow for much individual help.

If so, I can coach your son or daughter in the above subjects, having had 35 years experience teaching these subjects. I take only one student at a time, which ensures that the student has individual attention and help.

Are you having problems with expensive inflexible payrolls? If so, I can develop an extremely reasonably priced tailor made payroll system for your business, mine, farm or institution.
I also offer computer courses in MS Windows operating system, MS Word word processing, MS Excel spreadsheet, MS Access database, MS Project Project Design, desk top publishing, AutoCAD computer aided design, MS Outlook Express e-mail, Internet browsing and search, Corel Draw, Corel PhotoPaint graphic design and digital photography.
Please contact ColRose Consultants and ask to speak to Colin.
Cell: 091 2 353 817 e-mail: colrose@yoafrica.co.zw

19) MISCELLANEOUS

TENDELE CRAFTS

47A Napier Ave. Hillside

Please note we will be open for your last minute Christmas Shopping 21st - 24th Dec. inclusive.
Closed 25th - 27th Dec.
Open again between Christmas and New Year - 28th - 31st Dec.
If you have family or friends visiting over the Festive Season and they want to take back a truly Zimbabwean gift please drop in and see our range of unique hand-crafted items.
Open 9am - 4 pm Ph. 0912 841 717
Lynne and Rita wish to thank you for your support this past year and wish you a Happy Christmas and All the Best for 2010.

INDABA BOOK CAFE & SANDWICH BAR
92 JOSIAH TONGOGARA AVE, BULAWAYO TEL: 67068 EMAIL: indaba@rodor.co.zw NOW FULLY LICENSED

Centrally located, Bulawayo's first book cafe - dealing exclusively in new books, working with South Africa's largest book distributors we are able to order books of your choice at competitive prices! Spacious surroundings with wi-fi facility, 'comfy', airconditioned seating area, good food and good books. Love to see you at this trendy family run cafe!

ARRIVING SOON

DAN BROWN - THE LOST SYMBOL JEREMY CLARKSON - DON'T STOP ME NOW JOHN GRISHAM - KING OF TORTS NORA ROBERTS - BIRTH RIGHTS RICHARD BRANSON - LOSING MY VIRGINITY JEREMY MANSFIELD - ZHOOZSH

WE ARE PROUD TO BE ZIMBABWEAN AND HAVE A POPULAR SELECTION OF BOOKS BY HOME GROWN AUTHORS CHRISTOPHER MLALAZI AWARD WINNING - DANCING WITH LIFE PATHISA NYATHI - ZIMBABWES CULTURAL HERITAGE SHORT WRITINGS II AND III - EDITED BY JANE MORRIS JOHN EPPEL - ABSENT: THE ENGLISH TEACHER CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE - PURPLE HIBISCUS

TWEENS AND KIDDIES SELECTION JULIA PASCALL - SWEET VALLEY HIGH SERIES STEPHENIE MEYER - TWILIGHT SERIES, DVDS AND GIFT SET JOURNALS ANDREA EAMES - THE ADVENTURES OF CAT, EMMA AND DUNCAN BEATRIX POTTER - PETER RABBIT: EASTER EGG HUNT STORIES GOGO TOLD ME ENID BLYTON: THE ENCHANTED WOOD
WE HAVE BULAWAYO S FAVOURITES BRYONY RHEAM - THIS SEPTEMBER SUN IAN PUGH - WOLFSTORM
WISE OWL PUBLICATION - FAMILY PUZZLE BOOKS
2010 CALENDARS SPORTING GREATS CARICATURES OF IAN MACINTOSH NICK PRICE CARA BLACK DESI VAN JAARSVELD TO NAME A FEW ONLY AVAILABLE IN ZIMBABWE AT INDABA BOOK CAFE PROCEEDS TO THE FLAME LILLY FOUNDATION
ALL OF THE ABOVE AND MORE!!!
WE HAVE DELICIOUS WEEKLY MEAL SPECIALS IN OUR CAFE!!!

"READERS" (Reading glasses)
Don't forget I still have a good stock of fashionable reading glasses from UK. A wide variety of prescriptions and styles to suit everyone. To see a selection call Ali McNab BYO 230815 or cell 023897682.

TRADEPOWER
An associate company of CHITRINS DISTRIBUTION
128 Fife Street, Bulawayo Telephone : (09) 60809 / 60822 Email : sales@tradepower.co.zw

LAWN MOWERS - ELECTRIC ROLUX

Outstanding quality 3 types available ex-stock at excellent prices We facilitate repairs of all mowers through J K Motors at Khami Road/Magazine Road, Bulawayo - Telephone (09) 74109. The King family at J K Motors are highly qualified in these repairs and in addition carry stock of new Rolux lawn mowers.

TRADEPOWER An associate company of CHITRINS DISTRIBUTION 128 Fife Street, Bulawayo Telephone : (09) 60809 / 60822 Email : sales@tradepower.co.zw

GYM FOR SALE!!!
Most of the equipment was made in mine workshops. Combined weight of Plates & Dumbells: 518lbs

GYM EQUIPMENT:
1 x flat bench 1 x 45 fixed incline bench 1 x set short support stands for flat bench 1 x set tall support stands for Squat 2 x barbell bars 4 x dumbell bars (2 pairs) 1 set fixed 9 lbs dumbells 1 set fixed 7 lbs dumbells 4 x quick fasten collars 4 x bolt fastened collars

LOOSE PLATES:
2 x 50 lbs cast iron plates 4 x 45 lbs solid steel plates 2 x 24 lbs solid steel plates 2 x 12 lbs solid steel plates 4 x 10 lbs cast iron plates 4 x 9 lbs solid steel plates 4 x 6 lbs solid steel plates 4 x 5 lbs cast iron plates 4 x 3.4 lbs solid steel plates 4 x 1.5 lbs cast iron plates

US$ 1200 CELL: 0912 426 923 / 0913 869 884

COMPUPRO wishes you all a Happy New Year - we look forward to seeing all our old clients and some new in the months and years to come.

Remember! We are full service and supply agents for ASUS Computers and SAMSUNG printers, HP Notebooks and Printers and have a full workshop with qualified technicians at your service. The best priced KASPERSKY anti- viral in the Country. Stock arriving all the time.

We also stock INVERTERS, replacement cartridges, the FULL range of SOLLARTEK POWER PROTECTION components, modems and networking accessories. If you have been ZAPPED call on us for all your protection and replacements.

A4 BOND always available - still $ 20.00 per BOX inc. Vat.
Telephone 889643-45 or E Mail stores@compupro.co.zw or pop in at 130a S Parirenyatwa Street (Between 13th and 14th Avenues) opp. Coghlan School.
COMPUPRO - Heart of Technology!

HOUSEHOLD GOODS FOR SALE

Three quarter bed-base and mattress 4 plate Superior stove Good size bar with 5 bar stools Lounge Suite- six seater suitable for a verandah plus coffee table

Phone: 09-240231 Cell:011 430402



For Sale

One Harrison 734D Over Locker in excellent condition R4000 Contact John Beebe 2 Middlesex Rd Hillside. Phone 242276 or 0912 321128



4 x Playstation 2 consoles with all cables and two controls each. Each package comes with 4 games $300 or nco each.

Loads of Playstation 2 games at R120.00 each

Binatone cordless phone R200

Contact Iris on 0912413726 / 0912407942 after 5pm to arrange viewing

Looking for original gifts?

'The Alley Shop' is now open.

We have a variety of glassware, tablecloths, candles, linen, embroidered items, teak furniture, paintings and lots more.

Our entrance is through Farm Fresh Vegetables, 122 Robert Mugabe Way. And coming soon in 2010.....Farm Fresh Butchery. Watch this space!

Kershelmar dairies have introduced a new range of water based fruit juices. They come in five different flavours, Orange, Litchi, Orange / Mango, Peach / Apricot and Tropical Fruit. They are packed in 300 ml sachets and are ideal for school tuck shops, Company canteens Children's Lunch Boxes etc .
The cost is a remarkable US$ 8 per tube of 30 units
Please contact Kershelmar Sales on 461359, 461369, 461418 or 461352



JUST GOLF PRO SHOP - BULAWAYO GOLF SHOP
NEW STOCK JUST ARRIVED IN TIME FOR XMAS.
Golf Shirts Golf Shorts Falke Socks Golf Balls Golf Caps Golf Bags and trolleys

EXCITING NEW STOCK - SUPER 14 GEAR
Umbrellas Golf towels Straw hats Driver covers

Pop in and have a look
Business hours - TUESDAY 22nd 10am - 1PM WEDNESDAY 23RD 11am -5pm THURSDAY 24th 10am - 1pm ANY ENQUIRIES CALL MURRAY ON 0912 921117

Wanting a SPIT done, whether it be Beef, Lamb, Pork and sometimes Wart Hog,
contact Ian Johnston for expert advice on cell 011 215373, or 237240. e-mail jicsjohnston@zol.co.zw

Need ADVICE and HELP planning a WEDDING / BIRTHDAY / CELEBRATION?
IAN JOHNSTON is the very knowledgeable person to assist you.

For further details call IAN JOHNSTON on 237240 or 011 215 373

e-mail jicsjohnston@zol.co.zw

TATIANA'S BUBBLES has exquisite bridal gowns with head gear from China.
Come and browse, by appointment. Tel; 200007, 0912 852 205.



WE ARE LOOKING FOR A REPUTABLE DAY MOTHER
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A DAY MOTHER TO LOOK AFTER OUR ONE YEAR OLD SON FROM 08AM UNTIL ABOUT 1230 PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY FROM JANUARY UNTIL END OF JUNE 2010. MUST HAVE GOOD REFERENCES. CONTACT imagesforalifetime@gmail.com

ANTE NATAL CLASSES

If you are PREGNANT and want to know all about pregnancy, LABOUR and what to do with your NEWBORN BABY look no further. I offer a PROFESSIONAL COURSE of 6 classes giving you LOTS of information that you'll need to know and answer your queries.

I offer a CONDENSED COURSE for "out of townwers" or women who have transport problems.

I can also be your "BIRTH ATTENDANT" / "DOULA" and be with you in hospital while you're in labour helping you to BREATHE, PANT and PUSH properly.
Please contact SISTER JAN JOHNSTON on (H) 237240 or 011 728 350 or 0912749749 or (W) 474277 or 466741 - 8 am to midday e-mail jicsjohnston@zol.co.zw

We are looking for a female large dog, that will be a companion to our old male.
Contact Ian or Jan Johnston on 237240, 0110215373, 011728350

COMPUPRO wishes you all a Happy New Year - we look forward to seeing all our old clients and some new in the months and years to come.

Remember! We are full service and supply agents for ASUS Computers and SAMSUNG printers, HP Notebooks and Printers and have a full workshop with qualified technicians at your service. The best priced KASPERSKY anti- viral in the Country. Stock arriving all the time.

We also stock INVERTERS, replacement cartridges, the FULL range of SOLLARTEK POWER PROTECTION components, modems and networking accessories. If you have been ZAPPED call on us for all your protection and replacements.

A4 BOND always available - still $ 20.00 per BOX inc. Vat. Telephone 889643-45 or E Mail stores@compupro.co.zw or pop in at 130a S Parirenyatwa Street (Between 13th and 14th Avenues) opp. Coghlan School.
COMPUPRO - Heart of Technology!

NEW CLOTHES FOR SALE
Maxi Dresses up to 3XL, Evening Wear, Skirts from S - 3XL Capri's, 3/4s & Pedal Pushers up to size 42, Jeans, Skinnies, Bootlegs from size 26 - 38 Blouses, Tops, Fancy T shirts Shoes, sandals,Toys and more..
CONTACT; +263 913 376815, +263 912 684850. +263 11 955809

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
MP3 FM Modulators......$20ea Computer Power Cables.... $5 ea USB Mice................$7ea Keyboards.................$7ea CONTACT; +263 913 376815, +263 912 684850. +263 11 955809

WROUGHT IRON SECURITY WORK EXPERTLY DONE
Sliding Gates, Veranda Enclosures, Burglar Bars, Carports, Playground Equipment, Made to Order, Swings, Slides, Seesaws, Play frame Obstacle courses. ALL MADE TO ORDER
CONTACT; +263 11 955809



TRADEPOWER
An associate company of CHITRINS DISTRIBUTION
128 Fife Street, Bulawayo Telephone : (09) 60809 / 60822 Email : sales@tradepower.co.zw

330ML CANNED DRINKS

Coke Coke Zero Coke Lite Sprite Fanta Orange Fanta Grape Fanta Pineapple Iron Brew Stoney Ginger Beer Granadilla Twist Lemon Twist Pine Nut Tab

R113-85 including VAT per case of 24 TRADEPOWER
An associate company of CHITRINS DISTRIBUTION
128 Fife Street, Bulawayo Telephone : (09) 60809 / 60822 Email : sales@tradepower.co.zw



Selling nuk and pigeon baby bottles, teats, trainer cups with soft spouts & straws. Also nuk microwave steriliser.
Please phone Florah on 0912 254 503



SEEDLINGS FOR SALE

masses of glorious seedlings for sale at an amazingly low price

Add instant colour to your garden

Going fast so please call 251261 right now for a glorious start to the New Year

19a) Boats and Fishing

Aquacruiser for sale.

Built by Turboglass and first launched at Binga in March 2007. Length 7.6m Width 2.8m Powered by twin 60hp Bigfoot Mercury two stroke engines. Photos available.
e mail m: Noel Edington edingtonn@acolchem.co.zw

20) TIDBITS


Cinnamon and Honey

Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. It will do what some call turning to sugar. In reality honey is always honey. However, when left in a cool dark place for a long time it will do what I rather call "crystallizing".. When this happens I loosen the lid, boil some water, and sit the honey container in the hot water, turn off the heat and let it liquefy. It is then as good as it ever was. Never boil honey or put it in a microwave. To do so will kill the enzymes in the honey.

Cinnamon and Honey
Bet the drug companies won't like this one getting around. Facts on Honey and Cinnamon: It is found that a mixture of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a 'Ram Ban' (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases. Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada , in its issue dated 17 January,1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists:

HEART DISEASES:
Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also, those who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada , various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and veins.

ARTHRITIS:
Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week, out of the 200 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain..

BLADDER INFECTIONS:
Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

CHOLESTEROL:
Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS:
Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.

UPSET STOMACH:
Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.

GAS:
According to the studies done in India and Japan , it is revealed that if Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM:
Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION:
Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

INFLUENZA:
A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ' Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY:
Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increase and even a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

PIMPLES:
Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS:
Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.

WEIGHT LOSS:
Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER:
Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day.

FATIGUE:
Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts, are more alert and flexible.. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M. when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.

BAD BREATH:
People of South America , first thing in the morning, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS:
Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing. Remember when we were kids? We had toast with real butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it!


ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT SOMEONE'S DRINKING ?

NEWISH VENUE !!!!!!!

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 NEWISH VENUE !!!!!!!
Phone 011 218 314 / 011 613 981 / 011 404 411
Thursday lunchtime 1 pm (or as near as) back entrance to 130 A Jason Moyo Street, between 13th & 14th Avenues, Bulawayo


WRIGHTS NURSERY AND FLORIST NEWSLETTER
Shop C, Ascot Race Course (across from Garden Guru), 12th Ave Extension Tel: 09 230929 Cell : 0912 331 441

We carry a good range of nursery stock including vegetable and flower seedlings, indigenous trees, fruit trees, herbs, shrubs and palms.
We also stock organic and non-organic fertilisers.
Floral hand-sprays are available but should be ordered in advance for Special Occasions, as they sell out early.
We carry a wide selection of Amadaka Ceramics and assorted gifts including paintings.
We are open from 09:00 - 16:30 during the week and from 08:30 - 12:30 on Saturdays.
Welcome to the third in an ongoing series of garden advice and tips, which will include a monthly calendar of what to do in your garden. We will also include comprehensive guides to many aspects of gardening in the months to come, and there will be updates of new stock and special offers from the nursery. We hope you find this informative and useful!
Please feel free to pass on the newsletter to anyone you know who may be interested.

YOUR GARDEN IN JANUARY

- With the rainy season in full swing, gardeners returning from holiday this month will find that a large number of weeds will have germinated and grown swiftly, and a real effort must be made to get this problem under control before the weeds set seed. Annual weed can be hoed off, whilst perennial weeds (those with a persistent root-stock) will have to be removed by digging them out by the roots. After hoeing, don't water for 24 hours so that the weeds will be killed through lack of moisture.

- January, whilst your garden is growing strongly, is a good time to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your garden. Are there areas that need attention, as there could be any number of reasons why there is nothing of interest. There may be a lack of colour, too much repetition, or a poor choice of plants. Look to replacing old and tired plants with vigorous new ones. Before you plant any new plants, improve the soil by digging in compost, superphosphate and general fertiliser. Newly planted trees and larger shrubs should be staked to prevent the roots being disturbed by wind and summer storms.

- Now that the trees in your garden are in full leaf, there will be patches of deep shade developing. Take a look around, and if you see plants beneath trees that are no longer producing flowers and have grown tall and spindly, this is an indication that the plants either need to be moved to another place, or that the tree has to have some branches thinned to allowed more sunlight through to the plants.

-Whilst on the subject of pruning branches, take a look at shrubs and vigorous climbers, which may also be adversely affecting their neighbours. Start by removing one or two lower branches, in stage3s, on a sunny day, so that you can see an immediate effect and not remove too much. You may also have to thin out a few higher branches so that light can filter through.

- Avoid pruning shrubs that are forming buds for autumn and winter flowering, as you will lose out on the floral display in months to come.

What To Do In The Garden This Month
- Keep the garden neat and tidy by mowing the lawn, trimming the edges and removing weeds and old flowers.
- Trim evergreen hedges sloping slightly inwards so that the sunlight and rain can reach the roots.
- Allow light into the garden by removing lower branches on trees.
- Lightly prune roses to encourage a good autumn flush. Fertilise and spread compost round bases, keeping away from stems.
- Check the underside of leaves of roses, fuchsias, hydrangeas and dahlias for red spider mite, and spray if necessary.
- Continue to check for lily borers and caterpillars on amaryllis, crinum, nerine and clivias.
- Keep a vigilant eye out for lawn caterpillars.
- Poinsettias will remain more compact and will produce more, slightly smaller flowers in winter, if the branches are shortened by a third.
- Fertilise, then water deeply, shrubs, perennials and bulbs that flower at this time and dead-head to extend flowering.
- Don't neglect indoor plants whilst you are fertilising and watering.
- Water fruit trees thoroughly once a week if there has been no rain. Remove any fallen fruit and bury it to keep fruit fly infestation down.

What To Sow And Plant
Alyssum, cleome, cosmos, dianthus, lobelia, ,marigold, nasturtium, penstemon, salvia, verbena and vinca.
Vegetables - beans, beets, brinjals, cabbages, celery, cucumbers, marrows, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radish, sweetcorn and tomatoes.


Use the talents you possess - for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best.
--Henry Van Dyke


With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
--Thomas Foxwell Buxton


Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.
--Grace Hanse





PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MIRROR CAN ONLY DEAL WITH E MAIL QUERIES, PLEASE DO NOT PHONE IN YOUR ADVERTS AND QUERIES... ONLY E-MAILS WILL BE CONSIDERED
ADVERTISERS !!
Do you need to advertise? Are you struggling to get hold of cash? Would you like to help Edith Duly Nursing Home? Then please give Leila a call on 203022 or 205825 as we have a number of needs that you may be able to assist us with, in lieu of cash donations Thank you to the wonderful public of Bulawayo for their ongoing kindness and support. email - magskriel@mac. com for information on how to place your advert."