Morning Mirror Edition 415 - 7/12/2010




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1) Editorial

The Sad Demise of the Christmas Card

Do you remember those days when we would buy giant packs of Christmas cards with envelopes to send to all of our friends worldwide ?

Depending on your circle of friends, you could purchase hundreds of cards to send to loved ones and acquaintances on one's local or overseas contact list. We made a point of only ever buying Charity Christmas Cards and these would be sold on given days usually from about October, at the Large City Hall or the Harker Hall. I recall scores of caring ladies from the various charities, sitting at large tables with their beautifully reconditioned Christmas Cards for sale in shoe boxes !! Some were reconditioned or some had photos or paintings by local artists, sponsored by local business houses.

We would make a circuit of the room buying from our favorites charities, under the watchful eye of the amazing charity minded ladies !! Twenty cards from the Downs Syndrome Association, twenty from the SPCA, twenty from St Johns Ambulance, Twenty from TOC H and so on.

I can just picture the Card Bee Making Circles that had taken place the whole year where like minded institutions spent happy days making and collating those hundreds of cards. Many were from old Christmas cards carefully cut and pasted (With glue even !) onto A 4 paper donated by local business people, and then neatly folded into four. Envelopes too were generally donated. (Remember the good old envelope ? Also a thing of the past !!)

Then came the tedious (I found it tedious as life was fraught in those days) but most found it a glorious walk down memory lane as the good old address book was hauled out of the drawer and old and precious friends were remembered.

Some cards had a banal Christmas message, some were given special thoughts and often a typed (or hand written - groan) epistle was placed inside of the years events !! Then the important business of getting the cards off before the deadline had to be attended to. The Post Office would issue stern public warnings in the press, of dates to be adhered to for surface mail postings, otherwise one would be charged punitive airmail postage rates !!

To the USA, Asia and Australia cards had be posted before the end of October if I remember correctly, to the UK and Europe probably by the middle of November, African countries had the grace of end of November and then local cards possibly the middle of December.

The Poor Old Postman would then start wobbling on his clapped out old red bicycle to the postbox at the front gate, bringing sacks of cheery mail instead of bills for a change !! Cards from all over the world would pour in from people one only ever heard from annually. Hanging up the cards was fun, we have a giant glass sliding door onto which we would "sticki stuff the cards (press-stick) or sometimes we would use those tiny pegs and loop them around the indoor garden. Furtive glances were sometimes cast at peoples wealth of displayed cards to see if they had more friends than you did !!

It was so nice to hear news from abroad, or even news from a neighbour down the road and some of the cards were absolutely glorious. There were cards with glistening snow and sparkling silver and gold glitter, indicative of Christmas in the northern hemisphere, or there were cards with wildlife or cartoons. I most loved the ones of the Holy Family, with the beautiful faces of Mary and the Christ Child.

Christmas was Christmas in those days, no one was scared to say the "C" word !! I just hate it when I see the word Xmas, or see that the White House tree is called a "Holiday Tree" instead of a Christmas tree, what is the world coming too ????

Nowadays of course, most of us have gone to the e cards which is very very sad indeed. But then one does not only correspond with friends only at Christmas time as the world has opened up so much that it is so easy to send off a quick e mail every day if one has the wish to do so.

I remember when the first internet cards began to circulate furiously and our antediluvian third world e mail system would literally electronically buckle under the strain of the christmas flurry of cards. I could just mentally picture all those santas and reindeers flying round and round aimlessly in snowy cyberspace as the airwaves struggled to cope.

Progress ?? Good or bad ?? I wonder ..



2) Notices and Event

The MDC Prayer
Dear Lord,
We pray for your guidance in building a nation that abides by your word and guarantees the values of democracy, human rights and individual freedoms.
We ask that you give us strength to always fight for justice and the rule of law for all our citizens. To ensure that all Zimbabweans are free to pursue opportunity, equality and empowerment.
Lord we ask that you grant our leaders the wisdom and humility to follow your word and to serve the people of Zimbabwe with honesty and devotion.
We pledge to work in your name and in solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe to deliver dignity, hope, peace and prosperity to our great nation.
In Jesus name
Amen

CORONATION COTTAGES AND FLATLETS
Notice is hereby given that the 54th Annual General Meeting Of Coronation Cottages and Flatlets Trust will be held
Venue: Verity Amm Hall Queen Road North-End Bulawayo
Date: Friday the 10th of December 20
Time: 2.00 pm

PAB AND THE ACADEMY
SHIRILAULU: YEMURAI MATIBE (SOPRANO), LOTTA MATAMBO (MEZZO-SOPRANO), PETER CARTWRIGHT (PIANO)
Tuesday 7 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.
South African based vocal duo Shirilaulu presents their recital "100 Tongues", which debuted at this year's Grahamstown National Arts Festival. The name Shirilaulu is a combination of "shiri" - the Shona word for bird - and "laulu" - the Finnish word for song. Their programme will include music by Puccini, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Rossini and end with a medley of Christmas carols. Admission: $10.00 & $5.00 [free to Red Carpet members and subscribers]. Booking at the Academy from Monday 22 November

THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES
Thursday 9 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at 2.30 p.m.
The first in a series of holiday movies for the young and the young in heart! From the moment the Grace family moves into a secluded old house, strange things start to happen... "A terrific fantasy for all ages!" (FOX-TV). Admission: $2.00

THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
Thursday 9 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.
A BBC film of Dickens' famous novel starring Derek Jacobi, Sophie Vavasseur and Toby Jones. It will be preceded by a special Christmas episode of Porridge starring Ronnie Barker. Admission: $3.00 SANTA BUDDIES Thursday 16 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at 2.30 p.m. The Legend of Santa Paws! - Disney's irresistible talking puppies return in a Christmas adventure. Admission: $2.00

THE WRONG BOX
Thursday 16 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.
Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m. The scramble for an inheritance is the basis for this classic black comedy starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore as well as Michael Caine, Peter Sellars, Tony Hancock, Ralph Richardson, John Mills and others too numerous to mention! Mills attempts to do in brother Richardson with help from family cohorts in order to be the sole survivor of a tontine... Admission: $3.00

ROSSINI: LA CENERENTOLA [CINDERELLA]
Friday 17 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
- with supper interval. "La Cenerentola" is Rossini's take on the Cinderella story - no fairy godmother or magic tricks, but ugly sisters, a charming prince and bracelets rather than glass slippers to help the d nouement! Appropriately enough, Rossini began work on the opera on Christmas Day 1816 and, if not as well known as The Barber of Seville, it is in no way inferior - and this is a marvellous performance with Cecilia Bartoli in the title role. The production is a traditional one with evocative sets and delightful costumes whilst it's hard to imagine the music being better done. Admission: $3.00 /R20.00 [free to Red Carpet members and subscribers]

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Thursday 23 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at 2.30 p.m.
Disney's animated version of Dickens' classic Christmas story with the voices of Jim Carrey, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman and many more - a treat for children and grown-ups alike! Admission: $2.00

SCROOGE
Thursday 23 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.
A second version of A Christmas Carol, this time the musical with eleven joyous songs and starring Albert Finney with Kenneth More, Dame Edith Evans and Sir Alec Guinness among the cast. Admission: $3.00

VIVA LA DIVA
Friday 24 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.
Katherine Jenkins and Darcey Bussell join forces in an all- singing, all-dancing extravaganza that pays tribute to their particular idols including Doris Day, Edith Piaf, Marilyn Monroe, Maria Callas, Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn and Moira Shearer. Admission: $3.00

THE MERRY WIDOW
Friday 31 December Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m. - with supper interval.
We intend to celebrate New Year's Eve at the Academy with a spectacular version of Lehar's The Merry Widow and a special three- course dinner. The production includes a full ballet sequence and, with a leisurely dinner, will take us through to close to midnight when there will be a glass of champagne to welcome 2011. The menu includes chicken liver pate; chicken in white wine sauce with roast potatoes, vegetables in season and Greek salad; lemon cheesecake Bookings at the Academy: $20.00 inc. dinner. $5.00 inc.a glass of champagne.

FESTIVE FRIDAY XMAS MARKET
For your last minute Xmas shopping Support local manufacturers & home industries Come do your Christmas Shopping at our Factory Market Art Crafts Curio's Pottery Jewellery Weaving Toys Palms and Plants Decorations, Xmas cakes and other Xmas goodies Ivory Kraal - Cnr Fife Street Ext/Doncaster Rd Opp Spinweave
Date: Friday 17th December 2010
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Please contact Rea: 0772 420 846 Jenny: 0773 472 673

It's Christmas Time! And Ascot Shopping Centre
is going all out to make your festive season as fun-filled as possible. On Saturday 11th December, bring the whole family with you to Ascot because we will be open later than usual,Father Christmas is putting out a jumping castle, will be painting faces and will have many toys and goodies for all his little friends. So don't miss out. Stalls are available for $10. Book your stall now with any of the following:
-Rashida, Body Basics, Ascot Shopping Centre, 09-250656, 0772258417 rashidaesat@yahoo.com
-Magret , KRZMA, Fidelity Life Centre, Suite 305, Fife Street/11th Avenue, 0774668093 info@mybulawayo.com

- BACK AGAIN -
Tookie and Rudi are - BACK AGAIN -
Come and Rock the New Year in at Hotel Rio - Friday 31st December 2010 from 8.00 pm - Full Bar and catering available - Book for Dinner or just enjoy a snack at your table - Cover charge $5.00 per person.
Come and enjoy live music from the Golden Years of Rock 'n Roll and beyond and dance the Old Year's cares away

VAAB 24th Annual Exhibition
opening on the 9th of December 2010
at 5pm @ the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, Main Street/ Leopold Takawira Avenue.
It will be opened bySenator Matson Hlalo of Mzilikazi constituency. The exhibition showcases art works of young, mid-career and the gurus. come and select a Xmas gift from this wide range of artworks( batiks, sculpture, paintings, prints, photography, ceramics and graphics. hope to see you there

New Year is just around the corner and we are all getting really excited for the Fallsfest!!!
This Year we will be hosting a 2 day music festival, featuring some of South Africa and Zimbabwe's top artists, Including - THE PARLOTONES, Ghapi, Evicted, Mann Friday, Kazz Douie and more......
Our concert will be starting around 6:30pm each night and the line up is as follows -
NIGHT 1 (30th) = Kazz Douie, Evicted, Mann Friday, The Parlotones
NIGHT 2 (31st) = Kazz Douie, Evicted/Mann Friday, Ghapi, DJ Francis
Fallsfest has just opened up a new campsite along the river so there will be no shortage of accommodation. We have also negotiated some great discounts for all adventure activities so be sure to contact us to book. We still have lots of tickets available, but they are selling fast! Ticket sales in Byo between 12 - 2pm Monday to Friday only.
Contact Sarah on cell: 0774 432 800 & Email: fallsfest@yoafrica.com Look forward to seeing you there !!!!

IT'S SILLY SEASON
THERE IS NO "TIME" LIKE THE PRESENT THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE "TIME" JOIN IN THE FESTIVITIES WITH D J FRANK ON
WEDNESDAY 15TH DECEMBER
FRIDAY 17TH DECEMBER
TUESDAY 21ST DECEMBER
XMAS EVE FRIDAY 24TH DECEMBER
NO COVER CHARGE DRINKS ON SPECIAL "TIME" NEVER A BETTER TIME.

Events Movie Extravaganza
Morning Star Christian Academy presents Movie Extravaganza Join us for a 3 nights of family fun, stage acts, inspiring movies, and delightful culinary treats, not to be missed.
8 December 2010
15 December 2010
5.30 for 6pm
Robert Sibson Hall, Academy of Music
This is a fundraising initiative to send our students to represent Zimbabwe in the International Students Convention in Virginia USA, May 2011, please support us. Contact Mrs M Sweetman 252201 / Principal R Langworthy 287699
Events
Christmas Party 3 December 2010
John Smale Orphanage Christmas is here again. that means lots of presents, parties for our children, lunches with our families. what a wonderful festive time... There is a special group of children out there that need your love and caring too. John Smale is an orphanage of about 70 children ages 8 to 18 who would love to unwrap a present on Christmas day. Make their holiday special, bring your second hand. TOYS, SHOES, BOOKS, FASHION JEWELLERY, ETC. and for their party... CRISPS, POP CORN, COOLDRINK, SWEETS, CHOCOLATE. Bring your gifts to the selected drop off points and they will be presented to children on the 3rd of December at their Christmas party. Greenvale Paddy's Veggie Shop Sedgemore Look out for the BIG Box Please, they need you....
Thank you.
Mrs M Sweetman 252201 quickstar@zol.co.zw

Friday 24th December 2010
LIVE MUSIC BY GARY STANLEY AND BRAD CUNNINGHAM. Cover charge $5

RAIL LEISURE STEAM SAFARIS - PLUMTREE TRIP 12th of December.....pse note REVISED DATE
Dear Friends,
We are pleased to inform you that bookings for the Plumtree tour are now open.
The train will depart Bulawayo for Plumtree @ 0800hrs on the 12th of December 2010, arriving Plumtree 1200hrs. continental breakfast will be served on board en-route to Plumtree. on arrival guests will be treated to a braai lunch, only this time guests will have an opportunity to braai their own meat (braai packs will be provided). variety of starches will be available, including rice, jacket potatoes, a choice of salads. on board a cash bar will be available.
The train is scheduled to arrive back in Bulawayo at 1800hrs
The tour is going for only $50 (all inclusive)(children half-price) + guests will be given a Rail Leisure Mug Free. For Bookings and payments please visit us at NRZ Main Station reservations office counter number one. Bookings open Tuesday 16 November 2010 8am - 4pm. Space is limited so book early

Proposed trip to Victoria Falls.........29th December - 2nd January.......this special train is planned to co-incide with the New Year celebrations in the Falls...more details next week
For More Information please get in touch with the following:
Munya: 09 362291; 0772 678324 Ken: 09 362732; 0772 594887 E-mail steamsafari@nrz.co.zw Regards, Munyaradzi Masaga (Advert inserted on behalf of NRZ by Friends of the Bulawayo Railway Museum)

Bulawayo Rotary Club
Carols by Candelight

Tuesday 7th December 2010
at Amphitheatre, Centenary Park
18.30 for 19.00

Admission: FREE Donation Boxes on Hand

WILD WEDNESDAYS @ MOSAICS
Wednesdays in December Featuring Dj YARON.
08 Dec - Ladies night
15 Dec - Masquerade Party
22 Dec - MEGA - FEST - Also featuring South Africa's Dj Sox playing Back2Back with Yaron
* Late night licenses * THE MEGA - FEST TOP SOUTH AFRICAN Dj's YARON & SOX PLAYING BACK2BACK THE BIGGEST PARTY BULAWAYO HAS EVER SEEN
Shooter girls - Drink specials - lucky draw - Body painted guys and dolls - outside stage - multiple bars & lots more! Tickets: The launch: Pre sold R50, door $10 Ladies night and masquerade party: R50 at the door Mega - Fest: $15 presold. Info: ILAN 077 715 3584 Presold available at Mosaics, Greenvale, The Coffee Shoppe, Middy's, Bombela, Pembroke Place, River Cafe and Indaba Book cafe

BULAWAYO EVENTS CALENDAR
Make sure your functions do not clash !
CONTACT Kirsty Fletcher Strindo Chickens Tel: +263 9 487407 Fax: +263 9 487977 Email: kirstyfl@mweb.co.zw

VAAB 24th Annual Exhibition opening on the 9th of December 2010 at 5pm @ the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, Main Street/ Leopold Takawira Avenue.
It will be opened bySenator Matson Hlalo of Mzilikazi constituency. The exhibition showcases art works of young, mid-career and the gurus. come and select a Xmas gift from this wide range of artworks( batiks, sculpture, paintings, prints, photography, ceramics and graphics. hope to see you there.

3) Roses And Raspberries
Bulawayo Help Network
would like to thank CBC School for the grand fete on Saturday 27 Nov. The "Guess the Weight" Christmas cake was won by Beryl Odendaal, the Barbie Doll and gifts by Mr Painting and the toy Monster Truck by R.Ismail.
Thank you everyone for your support.

Raspberries to a certain auction centre, you know who you are.
This is my story:
I hunted for ages to take my little beloved car to a reputable place to sell on my behalf. I did my homework. I decided after much consideration to take it to a certain auction centre. They told me it could stay there as long as it needed and they would sell it. To my disbelief, my car was hidden away like a blemish on someone's backside. They NEVER displayed it. They had the cheek to say "if people don't ask, we don't show". I ask you - how are people supposed to ask if they don't KNOW about it or SEE it?! After 6 auctions (3 weeks) (of non-viewing) I called to see the progress and was asked to remove my car. The offer was less than half I expected. I asked to be given a few days to remove it and they agreed, only for someone to call the next day and demand it be removed or I pay storage of US20 a day! Before I had even managed to organise a way to get it out, they removed it from their premises, dumped it in the alleyway (awaiting refuse collection) and shut their gate, I wasn't even aware they had done that.
Really people. When did we become so hard-hearted. Are all the auction houses the same? We are the clients and shouldn't have to be pushed around like dirt - like they are doing us favours. They are offering the community a service and should do so properly. Where would they be without our goods and money??
JD

Another two beautiful trees fell over along Cecil Avenue last night (2.12.10). This has happened because the trenches that were dug along one side of the trees were far too close, causing root damage and destabilization of the trees. Trees that have taken years to grow are now falling like skittles. With the rains we have now lost three large trees in as many weeks, two in one night and all within a short distance from one another! Raspberries to the company who dug these cable trenches with little consideration to the environment that they were working in. Might they please consider trying to stabilize this avenue of trees before we lose any more?
Angry Hillside Resident.

4) Congratulations



5) Condolences/In Memorium/Wreath Funds

CUMMINGS. John McMillen (Jack)
Passed away on 4th December, 2010, in Bristol, UK, in his 89th year.
Respected colleague and one of Zimbabwe's most upstanding and supportive residents. He was able to spend some time with his family and see Alan settled in Sheffield. Our thoughts are with John (Bristol), Maureen, Gary, Kim, Kyle and Erin (USA) and Alan.
Paul and Elspeth Goodwin. boomerang@gatorzw.com

RILEY - JUNE - It is with regret that the family advise the passing of their beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother on Thursday last 2.12.2010.
Please note that a service of thanksgiving for her life will be held at Farley's Chapel on Wednesday, 8.12.2010 at 2pm. All friends will be welcome.
A wake will be held following the service at McDonald's Club and it would be appreciated if those attending would assist by bringing a plate of snacks.
DAVE RILEY - Enquiries to rickwood@gatorzw.com

CONDOLENCES
Mrs Othelia 'Tess' Burke
The service for Tess will be held on Monday 20th December 2010 at 3pm at the St Andrews Presbyterian Church (behind the Hillside Post Office).
Friends please come and share in our goodbye.
Tea will be served in the hall afterwards.

6) Pets

PURR - lease , help !
Missing from the area of Cardwell / Dunmow / Brentwood Roads during Thursday night's storm ( 2 December ) : " FROSTY " , a 1 - year - old male ( neutered ) cat . He is white with some ginger markings on his face and tail . He has blue eyes ( and a squint ! ) and purrs a lot . PLEASE CONTACT : Heather Taylor on 286125 if you know anything about his whereabouts - we all miss him !PURR - lease , help !

Wanted pure bread boer boel , roti , dober man .puppies a very good home will be provided and plenty love and care
If interested please contact michael on 0772417731

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

7) Guardian Angels, Donations and Wish Lists

I am appealing for any old magazines for the folk who have a long wait at the Mpilo Radiotherapy unit. I was there myself today for my 6 monthly check up and felt very sad that the poor souls had not much to take their minds off the long wait, they are very busy at the department and do a wonderful job but it does take quite awhile to get through the many patients waiting for The Onchologist or Chemo treatment. There is a TV in the main chemo lounge but nothing in the Reception area.
I took a few down with me today and they were pounced on with great delight, we also have Patients at the Cancer unit (45 bed) where out of town cancer patients stay until their treatment is finished sometimes a week or more who would love to break the long days with something to read.
Anyone good enough to help can phone me on 0712407753 (or 250830 before 8.30 am or after 4pm) and I can organise to collect or let them know where to drop off.
Thanks again,
Happy Christmas to all the readers,
Jean

THE DIARY OF AN AFRICAN PRINCESS
By MICHELE MACMILLAN
An amusing little read about living in Australia - things that no one else will tell you! Great stocking fillers or Christmas prezzies. R70 or $10
Phone 0712 614281 or e-mail macmish@yoafrica.com

GUARDIAN ANGELS OF EDITH DULY NURSING HOME THIS WEEK
MR DAVE JOHNSON
JANET KENYON
PASTOR MACHINGAUTA
NAUDE FAMILY
PETRA PRIMARY SCHOOL
MRS STEYNBURG
TRIBAL LOGISTICS
LINDSAY FINCH
BUZZ AND JEANNE BURROUGHS
KARIN AND CRAIG BAILEY
LIONEL AND SHEILA FROST
MIKE AND SHIRLEY STREVER
JOHN AND JHELEN BUCKLE
BULAWAYO POWER BOAT CLUB
CHIP CHASE
FOOD 4 HOMES
GEES FRUIT & VEGES
KERSHELMAR
DEREK LANGTON
LOSCON
NETCONNECT
NESBITT CASTLE
MRS STEYNBURG
WHITESTONE SCHOOL
MR LEE - ZIMBABWE/BOTSWANA CHRISTIAN MISSION


The wonderful folk at Chipchase
have pledged to donate bag for bag of manure to Edith Duly Nursing Home. For each bag y of top dressing, compost or manure you buy they will send a bag of manure to maintain the glorious garden and veggie garden at the Nursing Home.
SMS Malcolm at Chipchase on 0712211841

8) Bulawayo News

THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION, HILLSIDE, BULAWAYO
The raffle was drawn on Sunday 28th November, the winners:
Christmas Cake - D Anderson Grocery Hamper - J Condon Liquor Hamper - P McCay Toiletry Hamper - K Hatton Bottle of Whisky - I Percy
Many thanks to all who participated - wishing you all a happy and safe Holiday Season

Wiseowls Publications
take pleasure in advising that during this week issue no. 3 of the series "25 Quickie Crossword Puzzles" will be available in the following places:
Morningside Supermarket Hillside Kwikspar Bonsa Casa Blance Hillside The Gift Shop New Br,fld.Sh.Centre Pembroke Place Restaurant H'side Vigne Bookshop Fife Street and Stationery Express Fife St. and Ascot
have some copies left of vol. 1 and 2. Happy puzzling !!! Wiseowls

9) Gossip Column

Dear Maggie
Please find below a brief outline of our OMs weekend. Thanks and love from us all
Gerald

Old Miltonians' reunion in Perth
As many may be aware, a reunion of Old Miltonians was held in Perth from 26 to 28 November. The event was initially planned as a 30th anniversary for the class of 1980, but thankfully many other OMs participated in this event, which enabled us all to meet up after many years of being scattered all over the globe.
The weekend commenced on Friday 26th at 6.30 PM with a "boys' evening" at Emerald Park clubrooms. Approximately 35 OMs attended, and enjoyed a great evening, reminiscing about school days, and catching up on the past 30 years. After several rehearsals of trying to leave the venue which was booked until 11 p.m. the die-hards eventually left at about 2.15 when the last keg was empty.
A cruise was organised from Hillarys Boat Harbour, and this departed late Saturday morning. The weather was calm which enabled a smooth and relaxing cruise, for the visitors to Perth. On the Saturday evening from 7 p.m. we all thoroughly enjoyed a 3 course dinner at Spinnakers Restaurant. Partners and spouses also partook in the festivities. Pete Hatton proved to be a great MC, starting off the evening with the traditional Latin grace, said with the appropriate speed of a true Milton boarder. After Paul Cutler welcomed everyone, Rory McKenzie gave an entertaining review of Milton in the 60s, followed by Steve McKenna's moving speech about what Milton stands for, and his time there in the 70s. Adrian Abel finished off the evening with a positive account of the changes of the 80s. On Sunday from 11.00 a.m. an open braai for Zimbabweans took place at Kings Park, a wonderful venue to finish off a great weekend of camaraderie and nostalgia
It is incredible to think that Paul Cutler mooted the reunion about 2 years ago, and a week ago it actually happened. Thank you to Paul, Jane Gardiner, Pete Hatton, Steve Kerr and Gerald Keyer for their efforts in organising the reunion, and to Lindsay Gardiner who captured most of the photographs, and Nelson Pollard who organised the banners and beer mugs. A huge thank you to all those from outside Perth who attended, particularly those from outside Western Australia. Attendees from outside Australia travelled from France, Singapore and Durban.
We treasure and remember Milton High School and the community, which remains close to our hearts. For all of us it was a truly memorable event and we all look forward to the next reunion wherever and whenever that may be.

Good afternoon. I recently bought a 2nd hand cookery book featuring Wooty. I recalled how much I enjoyed his TV programmes and how much inspiration I drew from him. I wondered whatever became of him. In surfing the net I came across your newsletter and sadly discovered that he had passed on. I lived in Bulawayo circa 60's and 70's while serving in the police, so found the newsletter very interesting indeed. A good number of us ex policemen are actively involved in providing assistance to the senior citizens in Bulawayo so the citizens of Bulawayo are still close to our hearts.!!
Kind regards Terry Smith.

10) Personal Column

The Courteney Boot Company factory and office annual shutdown will be from 17 December 2010 until 17 January 2011. We wish all our clients, customers and friends the season's greetings and happy holidays. We look forward to hearing from you in the New Year.
Telephone: 243059. Email: gale@courteneyboot.com. John, Gale and the team

"Christmas is coming - the geese are getting fat,
Please put a penny in the old man's hat.
If you haven't got a penny then a farthing will do.
If you haven't got a farthing, then God Bless You."
Looking for something as a Christmas present? Then what about a copy of "One Man in his Time", Peter Rollason's anecdotal biography? Stories of events, people and happenings over more than 60 years. Available at $10 from Peter himself (tel; 240517), Hillside Pharmacy or the Zimbabwe Academy of Music.

"Prayer requests" : If anyone is in need of prayer for any problem - please contact "Nola" on 241379 during the following times:
10 a.m. - 12.00 mornings except Sunday Mornings, and 7.30 - 9. 30 p.m. any evening except Wednesday evenings. "

11) Gweru And Harare News



12) Wining And Dining

If you want your Christmas party to be one to be remembered then spend it at New Orleans restaurant. Full a la carte or set menus of your choice.
For bookings tel: 243176, 244402 (during power cuts) or email us at banff@Yoafrica.com.

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCHEON
BULAWAYO COUNTRY CLUB
Marion invites you to join in the festivities at Country Club where we will be serving our popular 3 course traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Don't miss out on this special occasion to celebrate a fabulous meal with family and friends in a warm and jolly atmosphere. Bookings limited
Tel Marion 0772351073 / 0712608754 / 289677

WINING AND DINING
MASS-IMO'S GENUINE ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Ascot Shopping Centre
Open for lunch Tuesday to Friday
Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday.
Closed Sunday and Monday
Phone 237430 Mmmmmmmm Maxis salads are the best I live for his pepper steak and and HeeHoo loves his Tripo !

Some of the places to eat in Bulawayo:-

Arizona Spur Restaurant in the Holiday Inn
Book and Bean caf at Bradfield Shopping Centre
Bulawayo Golf Club
Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel
Cattleman - 12th Avenue
Country Club - Esigodini Road
Frangos- 12th Avenue
Gallery Coffee Shop - Fort Street
Golden Spur - Robert Mugabe Way
Granite Ridge - Matobo Hills
Hillside Dams Tea Room
Hillside Bowling Club
Holiday Inn - Arizona Spur
Indaba Book Caf & Sandwich Bar
Mary's Restaurant - opp Medical Cent
Massimo's Genuine Italian Restaurant - Ascot Shopping Centre
Maxies - Ascot Shopping Centre
Mojo Bar, Lounge and Cafe (B.A.C)
Nesbitt Castle - Percy Avenue
New Orleans - Banff Road
Pappas - Robert Mugabe Way
Parrot Lodge in Valeview Road, Riverside
River Cafe = 12th Ave
Southern Comfort Lodge and Cafe
The Berry - 22 Haddon Ave
The Bulawayo Club
The Melting Pot
Thee Coffee Shoppe
Wes and Janes - Pauling Road


and more !!

13) Catering and Food

ESKIMO HUT - ESKIMO HUT - ESKIMO HUT
Order you ICE-CREAM CHRISTMAS CAKE AND CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS NOW. (Christmas puddings have nut and fruit mix filling.) Many ideas to choose from ie Christmas House/Snow Man/Christmas Tree or square cake with Christmas trimmings. e mail Hayley at eskimohut@yoafrica.com or phone her on 0777175631 and discuss with her your own personalised requirments. Almost anything possible. Some beautifully decorated cakes available.
DON,T DELAY PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW.

Adams Delights decorated christmas fruit cakes christmas mince pies wedding cakes novelty birthday cakes plain/chocolate carrot cake chocolate mousse cake chocolate brownies caramel/peach/pineapple/chocolate fresh cream cakes cheese cakes [seasonal fruit] cup/fairy cakes cremora tarts milk tarts assorted biscuits order cakes two days in advance order christmas cakes now to avoid dissappointment For sale Beautiful wooden wall carving of an african lady 30years old kiaat wood
CALL ADAM ON 0772906331 OR 242670

14) Accommodation Out Of Zimbabwe

ACCOMMODATION POLOKWANE
Biddy and Gerhard invite you to make yourself at home in their "Affordable Self Catering Overnight Accommodation", which is situated in a beautiful secure garden and ideally based for visitors passing through Polokwane or shopping here. ( photos available)
Undercover parking and swimming pool available.
One flat "Melody" Sleeps four. DSTV in Lounge and Bedroom. Has a shower on suite. Air-conditioned. Fully equipped, self catering kitchen with oven + 4 plate hob, fridge/deepfreeze. Mini Bar. Own courtyard and braai area. Other flat Harmony" Sleeps four. DSTV, fully equipped self catering kitchen, mini stove/mini bar/fridge-deepfreeze. Has a bath and shower on suite. Own courtyard and braai area, Rates: R150 pppn children half price-(Booking in times 14hOO - booking out 10H00)
Where to find us:
13 Woodbush str Ladanna Polokwane Close to Trade Centre and Gateway International Airport, just off N1 - GPS: S 23*52.582 & E 029*27.369 If you are here for work or pleasure and you are looking for a comfortable and relaxing stay, book your accommodation here! Your Host : Biddy Fourie - 015 287 9760 (Bus) 015 293 2836 ( H) (after hours) 0824107325 ( cell) email : biddyf@absa.co.za

'Our Place'
Brakspruit Louis Trichardt, Limpopo
Overnight Accommodation - Special Offer for Zimbabweans Book now for your Christmas Holiday Travel or Christmas Shopping Travel! R150 per person per night, Extra Bed R100 per adult, child U12 half price! Louis Trichardt, Limpopo - 16 kilometres from Louis Trichardt on the N1 south, newly constructed self-contained Garden Combos.
Each Combo consists of one large Bedroom with shower, toilet etc en-suite, large living room with fully equipped kitchenette, veranda and covered carport. Accommodates 2. Extra beds on request.
Contact: Derek and Margaret Henning Landline: +27 15 516 5706! Cell phones: +27 82 5108004/ +27 82 8631116 Email: ourplace@xpress.co.za

15) Accomodation In Zimbabwe

FROG AND FERN ARE IN BUSINESS AGAIN.
DEE AND JANE ARE BACK IN CHIMANIMANI SEE THEIR NEW WEBSITE
Phone 0915920440
www.thefrogandfern.com
janedee2009@hotmail.com

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 message +260976644743 or 0913666 243 e mail Kulizwe@iwayafrica.co.zw

Some places to stay in Zim:-

Frog And Fern In Chimanimani www.thefrogandfern.com
Kulizwe Lodge Binga - shores of Lake Kariba
Miombo Lodge Dete Situated Hwange National Park/Dete Rd
Sondela Lodge on Leopold Takawira Ave
Southern Comfort Lodge - luxury chalets & camp ground www.southerncomfortlodge.com
The Musketeers Lodge - 9km on the Matopos Road



16) Property and Real Estate

WANTED TO RENT
Urgently looking for house to rent in Gweru. Phone 09 241482 0712214936 0712219444

Anita's Real Estate
New Releases:-
BARHAM GREEN- Good Position and Comfortable - B/T, 3 bedrooms (B.I.C) en suite, fitted kitchen, breakfast area, enclosed verandah, workshop, 1 staff 's, laundry, borehole, 1 self contained cottage, double garage, walled, gated, developed garden.
MATSHEUMHLOPE- Modern B/T home - 3 bedrooms (B.I.C) en suite, 2 lounges, f/place, d/room, fitted kitchen, with hob and oven, scullery, staff 's, braai area, 4x carport, walled and electric gated.
KUMALO- An upmarket executive home on 1 Acre- B/T, 4 bedrooms (B.I.C) 2 rooms have an en suite, entertainment area, kitchen with hob/oven, scullery, 3x staff 's, laundry, borehole, sparkling swimming pool, bar area, double garage, double carport, walled, electric fence, sliding gate.
WOODLANDS- A spacious, modern, solid B/T home, 3 bedrooms (B.I.C) en suite, 2 lounges, f/place, fitted kitchen with hob/oven, breakfast nook, double staffs 's, borehole, double garage, electric fence, sliding gate, 2 b/rm cottage and a large garden.
BELMONT (INDUSTRIAL)- B/I- 3 offices, reception area, 2 workshops, storerooms, toilets, 5x car parking spaces. Commercial Banks would be comfortable on this premises.
THORNGROVE (INDUSTRIAL) A spacious, multi usage property with 4 offices, boardroom, toilets, workshop, yard, 2 entrances. Suitable for banks, transport companies.
FLAT - FAMONA 1 b/rms (B.I.C) en suite, lounge, kitchen, verandah - U$28 000 We also have other commercial and residential properties in other areas and regions.;
For more information please contact; Office: 09) 64368 --- 802 8th Floor, Fidelity Life building, Fife st/11th ave, Bulawayo. Anita Ismail +263772 212 625 / +263712 323 362 Daphne - +263772 307 176 Venus - +263774 122 197 Email : are@mweb.co.zw

SMALL HOLDING WITH HOUSE FOR SALE OR RENT
15 acre plot within Bulawayo city boundary. Large modern house with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (main en suite), 2 large sitting rooms, fireplace, dining room, large kitchen and scullery. 3 x 2 roomed workers' houses.
Borehole, reservoir, irrigation system, pump and booster. Approx 8 acres arable.
Contact Mrs M Ndlovu 257663 or 0772 244 101.

RODOR PROPERTIES (PVT) LTD - FOR SALE
RESIDENTIAL *CAPE TOWN: BUT, 3 x bedrooms, patio and single lock up garage on approx 208 SQM (R850, 000)
*SUBURBS: BUI, 3 x bedrooms, 2 x storerooms, double carport, pool, 5000l water tank, trampoline. (US$100,000)
*MORNINGSIDE: BUT, 3 x bedrooms, double lock up garage with a 2 x bedroom cottage. (US$50,000)
*ILANDA: BUT, 3 x bedrooms, pool, well secured property (US$80,000)
*BURNSIDE: BUI, 3 x bedrooms, green house, gazebo, entrance hall has an enclosed garden and fish pond (US$80,000)
*SAUERSTOWN: BUA, 3 x bedrooms, open plan lounge-dining room, walled and gated (US$45,000)
COMMERCIAL
*FAMONA/CBD - BUI "TOWN HOUSE", 6 x offices, reception, established garden, 1 x bed cottage, shared borehole (US$120,000)
*CBD: BUI, 3 x offices, 2 x carports, well with pump, walled and gated on approx 595 SQ M. (US$100,000) INDUSTRIAL
*THORNGROVE: BUI, kitchen, work shop, tool shed, 442 SQ M lettable space, barber shop, 4 x offices, guard box, approx 2000 SQ M (US$175,000)
SMALL HOLDING
*MONTGOMERY: Thatched 4 x bedrooms house, cottage, several boreholes, and a dam on approx 30 acres. (R3, 000,000 nett) Neg
WE HAVE MANY MORE, PLEASE COME IN AND SEE US AT 5A, 9TH AVENUE OR CALL: 74581 AND SPEAK TO AARON, TAKURA, SHAHID OR SARAH You can also visit our website: www.rodor.cz.cc or go to www.zimmove.com

HOUSE FOR SALE
Hillside on Kopje, 3 bedroom, main with en suite and dressing room, 2nd bathroom, sun lounge, main lounge, dining room, double large kitchen. Beautiful large veranda with braai. Large thatched rondavel (incomplete) Double garage, double carport. Acre 1/3 of land, wall fenced gated. Well with tank. A beautiful strong oldie with much potential and character. Only serious buyers.
Contact: 237490 or 0712 213 608

KUMALO GARDEN COTTAGE
- to let an unfurnished, large, modern, secluded cottage of one bedroom, lounge/dining room, fitted kitchen and tiled bathroom with shower set in a lovely garden. Walled with electric gate Suitable for a single person or a couple with no children or pets. Minimum of six month lease. USD 400 per month which includes lights and water.
For further details or appointment to view contact 0722 406 737 or 0772 282 657

Property for Sale in Qalisa - Bulawayo Golf Club
2 x 2 bedroomed flats for sale : - ( one above the other) with sep domestic quarter/flat To be sold as one unit.
Flats for Sale in Famona
Fairspire Court
1 x 2 bedroomed flat and 1 x 1 bedroomed flat in well- maintained, secure complex. For more information or to make an offer : Tel Lindy Neser +27824201759 (SA)

Factory for Sale
Belmont close to town 1068 square meters Contact 0712 630 553

Factory for Sale
1500 square meters under roof Rail siding access 10 000L under ground fuel tank with pump 3 ton over head crane 5 ton gantry Yard 8412 square meters Good Borehole - new pump Fully Walled with electric fence
Contact 09-473391 / 0712 630 553

TOWN HOUSE FOR SALE
Town house in Ilanda Gardens for sale. Cash buyers only. For more information please contact (09) 63091/2 or email escott@yoafrica.com

17) Vehicles

1995 TOYOTA HILUX RAIDER, 2.4D, SINGLE CAB.
MILEAGE : 170000KM NUDGE BAR, ROLL BAR, TOW BAR, RUBBERISED LOAD BOX. EXCELLENT CONDITION. OPEN TO OFFERS AROUND US$10000.00 TEL : 0712-433247 OR 0772-377287

Auto Contact
Buying or selling of pick-ups or Sedans. Your unwanted vehicle can be sold for you. If you are looking for a particular vehicle we link you up with the right one. We get what you want and sell what you want to get rid of.
Auto Crash
For all your spray painting and panel beating work, we make your car look like new again. Vehicle Registration Change of ownership, lost registration books, vehicle license, and Insurance done for you. Please contact us on 09 - 62191 or cell 0772 330 545

VEHICLE FOR SALE
1972 Mercedes Benz 280SE
This well maintained and cared for car is a must for the serious Classic Car enthusiast Please contact +263 (09) 255408

FOR SALE
ERF & Trailers - 34 tons carrying capacity Certificate of Fitness, new tyres all round Offers invited. Call Mark - 0775 189 210 Honda Fit - 2001 (Red) Recent import - 73 300ks Excellent Condition
Call Gail - 0772 126 857

CAR FOR SALE
1972 ALFA ROMEO 2000. ONE LOVING OWNER FOR 37 YEARS. US$1600 O.N.C.O
CALL BOB DIXON 09 243856 OR 0713 439 576

Toyota Hilux 4x4 Extra Cab - "08 38000kms many extras
Contact 0712 630 553

18) Travel and Tours



19) Computers And Electronics

CompuPro - HEART OF TECHNOLOGY
Weekly Special - 12% off all Canon Printers (Offer Valid from Monday 6th December 2010 to Friday 10th December 2010 or whilst stock lasts.) Products Currently available:
* Asus Laptops & Desktops - Only the Best with a 2 year warranty * Laptop Bags * IPODs from $99.00 * IPOD and IPOD accessories. * IPOD Docking Stations from $100.00 * Canon Printers from US$69.00 * External Hard Drives from US$110.00 We also have available: * A wide range of the Sollatek Products and Projector & Projector Screens now available to order. We also repair Computers and Service Printers and have MAC SUPPORT.
Address: 130A Samuel Parirenyatwa Street Telephone: 09-889643 / 889645 E-mail: info@compupro.co.zw Or visit our website: www.compupro.co.zw

To All Our Valued Customers,
Please be advised that Shaun Sparrow Computers has moved to 12 A Park Road, Suburbs. Sadly Telone have not yet issued us with landlines, so please contact us on our cellphone numbers as listed below :
0712 423 093 , 0775 043 550 - Shaun 0712 630 981 , 0773 660 245 - Tammy Or contact us via email at shaunsparrowcomputers@gmail.com or snsparrow@gmail.com Yours sincerely, Shaun Sparrow Computers.

20) Lifts Wanted And Offered



21) Seeking Friends



22) Situations Vacant



23) Situations Wanted

GARDENER AVAILABLE.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED MAN WHO HAS BEEN IN MY EMPLOY FOR 9 YEARS. RELIABLE, TRUSTWORTHY, HARDWORKING; ABLE TO WORK ON OWN. KNOWLEDGE OF BOREHOLES, POOLS & VEG. SPEAKS ENGLISH. NEEDS LIVE-IN POSITION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE CONTACT RAMONA @ KEY SERVICES, 13th AVE / FIFE ST, BULAWAYO. PHONE : 65060

1. SITUATIONS WANTED
Secretary - (45 yrs) - 24 years experience tel 0775 964 398

School leaver (19 Years) - 9 '0' levels, 2 'A' levels - accounts, business studies
tel: 0772 755 732/0775 964 398

SITUATIONS WANTED
Lady aged 37 is seeking a position in the Safari Industry, Hunting, Camping, or Lodges in Tanzania or Namibia. Have vast experience in management and catering procurements. Worked in both Tanzania for 4 years and Namibia 1 year. Email: isemongermaryanne@yahoo.com Cell: (0263) 0772 353 777

I am enthusiastic, hardworking and looking for something "out of the box" and challenging. I have a qualification in Project Planning and Management, a diploma in sales and marketing, certificate in broadcasting. Have received training in leadership and management from Africa Leadership Management Academy (ALMA). 10 years experience in Trade Finance and Services at a commercial bank. Was finance manager with a clearing company. Have experience in church administration.
For more information on what I can do please contact me on : Cell 0772 560060 or e-mail me at hlalani@mebychoice.com or hlalanincube@myfastmail.com

EMPLOYMENT WANTED
I HAVE A LOVELY MAID WHO IS LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT. SHE IS REALLY NICE WITH A SWEET TEMPERAMENT AND CAN DO BASIC COOKING AND IS GREAT WITH KIDS. PLEASE CONTACT ROSY ON 0772- 414-081 OR rosy.alan@gmail.com.+++++++

l am a man aged 39years, with 10 years experience and seeks a position of a buyer or storeman on fulltime bases.
Please contract 0773592 941 or email phibmupere@gmail.com

24) Business Opportunities



25) Services

THE HOUSEKEEPER -
Need a professional to spring clean your house? Look no further, call the Housekeeper on 0712 210 659 or 0773390904 or leave a message with Pauline on 09 230321. We will bring our own cleaning material or will use yours should you prefer. We guarantee to leave your house spotless in no time.

RUSSELL HOBBS 20L MICROWAVES WITH A MIRROR FINISH , REVLON GIFT SETS AND DR MIRACLES HAIR PRODUCTS-
In stock we have Revlon fragrance gift sets for Him and Her at reasonable prices. (Fire and Ice, Love Her madly, Charlie, Unforgettable and 24Seven)Does your hair need some TLC? Dr Miracles has the solution for you (Temple Nape Balm for the residing hairline, Hot Gro Oil/Balm, Braid Spray. Medicated treatment. Call/Text Marble on 0712 210 659 or 0773390904 or leave a message with Pauline on 09 230321.

STAR DELTA ELECTRIX
We can assist you with your specialized mining, industrial and domestic electrical requirements and installations. Splicing/Jointing and termination kits. Programmable controllers, timers, limit switches, relays, contactors, overloads, push buttons, Hellerman Tyton, testing equipment, electricians tools and cable accessories. Generator changeover and rotary cam switches.
If you have any electrical problems, call us for quality service. Office: 71524 or 881797/9 Tim 0773119 118 James 0712 213 378 E-mail: tim@stardelta.co.zw james@stardelta .co.zw

For all your domestic and industrial electrical repairs to lighting, stoves, geysers etc also guttering
Contact Conrad on 0772 885681 / 09-886901/ 0772 413892

SPECIAL EFFECTS LIGHTING for Hire.
For all your stage, theatrical and special effects lighting requirements. Set up by ourselves. To date we have done numerous lighting for all types of shows, including Dudu Manhenga's promotional DVD at Walkers, and at Hillside Dams Ampitheatre. The Cancer Association "Music by Moonlight" lighting etc.
Please contact Ian on 0712 - 611 850 or Tracey on 0712 - 701323

THE SECURITY PEOPLE (PVT) LTD
- GATE & GARAGE DOOR AUTOMATIONS - CUSTOM MADE GATES & GARAGE DOORS - CENTURION GATE MOTORS -D3,D5 & EVOS & HANSA MOTORS IN STOCK, - INTERCOMS & REMOTES - VIDEO INTERCOMS - ALARM SYSTEMS & INFRA RED BEAMS - ELECTRIC FENCING - SCREEN DOORS - PALISADE FENCING & POOL FENCING - RAZOR WIRE - CCTV - ALL TYPES OF GATE MOTOR REPAIRS - ANTI-THEFT GATE MOTOR CAGES
TEL; 887714/5 CELL: 0712 552 224/ 07722803 067- CALVIN 810 8th FLOOR CHRYSOTILE HOUSE PARKADE CENTRE CNR FIFE STREET & 9th AVE BULAWAYO

RAINBOW ROAD to Education & Fun
exclusive distributors of TREND for Kids (USA) other educational ranges which add fun & creativity in classrooms as well as play rooms, bedrooms etc. We also stock motivational charts,stickers, trimmers class readers and children's story books.
CONTACT: NOELEEN,THOKO or MANDY nhancock@netconnect.co.zw (09)240068 0733408975 WE CAN ALSO VISIT YOUR SCHOOLS IF NEED

Finelist Investments (Pvt) Ltd
We are specialists in the following business Consultancy Services; Shelf companies ( Over 220 names to choose from) Private Business Corporations (PBCs) Tax Clearance, Tax Returns , QPDs,Tax Planning and VAT Registrations Year- end Financial Statements Bookkeeping and Accounting Services Annual Returns, CR14 (Change of Directors) Share Capital Redenomination to US$ Trading licences eg for shops , security companies , liquor etc Payroll Preparation Project Proposals and Cash flows Moneylending shelf companies and license applications
2011 TAX CLEARANCES NOW BEING PROCESSED
MICROFINANCE LOANS FOR BUSINESSES ALSO AVAILABLE Business Brokers - Are you buying or selling a business we link business buyers with Sellers and vice versa
Contact us at at:- Suite 203 second Floor Charter House Corner L. Takawira / Fort Street P.O. Box 3128, Bulawayo Tel:- 09-884777/8 Fax - 09 -884778 Cell - o772 850 705 Email - finelist@iwayafrica.co.zw, website - www.finelist.biz.tm

Pump Maintenance and Installations
Supply and installation of high quality Italian Elsumo submersible pumps and motors and now also inexpensive Sterling submersible pump and motors. Repair to all pump makes including Mono and rod pumps. Borehole drilling and clean outs.
Free quotations and advice please contact us on the following:
0263 9 75712 or telefax 0263 9 63901 Joe 0772 254 137 Keith 0772 479 001 Email: pumpmain@zol.co.zw

1 Bathroom Vogue for all your plumbing, tiling
carpentry, electrical and painting needs. Now in stock 3 x pre-owned cast iron baths.
Please contact us on:
09 - 66537 09 - 687141 Sean 0772 323 138 Dion 0772 216 998 email: fixit@netconnect.co.zw

1 Bathroom Vogue for all your plumbing, tiling carpentry, electrical and painting needs. Now in stock 3 x pre-owned cast iron baths.
Please contact us on:
09 - 66537 09 - 687141 Sean 0772 323 138 Dion 0772 216 998 email: fixit@netconnect.co.zw

At last a real craftsman has arrived in Bulawayo ! Frank is a builder/plumber/carpenter/tiler/ master of all trades and a man who really cares about quality and craftsmanship. Highly recommended in all fields, with a real eye for excellence, Frank has done extensive work for us and has some great architectural suggestions too.
Call FRANK RODRIGUEZ on 0775765

BANCROFT NEIL
BOREHOLE PUMP REPAIRS, INSTALLATIONS, WATER RETICULATION, WATER TANK INSTALLATION AND BOOSTER PUMPS WE CUT PVC PIPING TO YOUR SPECS ELECTRIC LAWNMOWER REPAIRS AND PROCUREMENT.
Call Mike howard or Obed Sithole at Bancroft Neil & Co el 880844 /46 0772260769 or 0712608724 We install and repair Borehole and Booster pumps. We also sell gas and Cadac products but not gas.

DWALA INSURANCE SERVICES
HEALTH INSURANCE
If you are interested in quality, reliable and most importantly sound Health Insurance, please contact us. We deal with Health International, Multimed, Good Health, Interglobal and other off shore Medical Insurance providers. Situated at 63 Heyman Rd, Suburbs, Byo. Tel No. 09 230708, 0772 211156, 0172 202231 or 0772 126 573 or e mail us on dwala@netconnect.co.zw.

GENERAL INSURANCE
Should you wish to insure anything from your house or car to your business, please contact Des Stephens or Audrey Locke. Situated at 63 Heyman Rd, Suburbs, Byo. Tel No. 230708, 0772 211156 or 0712202231 or e mail us on dwala@netconnect.co.zw.

26) Health And Beauty

Therapeutic massage, weight, cellulite and inch loss, Face peels, manicure, pedicure and waxing.
Contact Susan on 0712 369 709 or 0772 857 376

CURVES - Strengthening women - Opening 29 November 2010! Learn how you can change your life 30 minutes at a time. We will be setting appointments for a free tour and fitness assessment during our grand opening week. Please call and leave your name and day and evening telephone number and our staff will return your call after Friday the 19th of November 2010.
Shop 1, Zonk'izizwe, Bradfield. Telephone: 73431. www.curves.com

27) Tuition

Little People Daycare.
Opening January, 2011 AT 60 Chelmsford Road, Matsheumhlope. (Conveniently located near four schools)
We look forward to welcoming your "Little People" Ages accepted: 18 months to 3 Years. For enquiries and registration: Please contact Mrs. Austin Email: antlaw50@yahoo.co.uk

To all our domestic employer's a workshop has been organised for you by Aprons & Babies on how to live with your Maid.
the workshop has been organized so that the following factors may be highlighted and we may be able to know what to do and when to do what on engage one. they are important in our daily living but we may be not aware what to do.find yourself a booking and lets talk about it. the following topics will be covered: how to recruit the right one is the religion and age important how to vet them what are the labour laws on the domestic employment. who gazette their payroll. the importance of having a fully trained maid/Gardner. what is the right protective clothing. biblical considerations. privacy in addition to that there is a treat for the ladies as well IS MY HOUSE A HOME. Covering: home interior and exterior decor home gadgets/verimark etc. home health guide/mothercare beauty and nail saloon dress parade necesary plants. book for your convinience venue: idc pavillion zitf grounds
date: 12-12-10
office # 2b 3rd floor ramjis complex. contact nothando on; 09-210008(after hrs) 077-2-803-593- /0712-920-774 we look forward to make a difference in your home.

TUITION
Qualified remedial teacher offering Holiday tuition,Grades one to seven,English and maths.Please contact Phyl Nesbitt on 245144 TUITION KOALA EDUCATION BYO
Places are still available at The Swiss Hotel Management School for 2011.Only 5 o'levels necessary.For futher information please contact Phyl Nesbitt on245144

28a) Christmas Gift Suggestions

RUSSELL HOBBS 20L MICROWAVES WITH A MIRROR FINISH , REVLON GIFT SETS AND DR MIRACLES HAIR PRODUCTS- In stock we have Revlon fragrance gift sets for Him and Her at reasonable prices. (Fire and Ice, Love Her madly, Charlie, Unforgettable and 24Seven)Does your hair need some TLC? Dr Miracles has the solution for you (Temple& Nape Balm for the residing hairline, Hot Gro Oil/Balm, Braid Spray. Medicated treatment. Call/Text Marble on 0712 210 659 or 0773390904 or leave a message with Pauline on 09 230321.

THINKING CHRISTMAS OR BIRTHDAY GIFTS??? WELL LOOK NO FURTHER!
PLAYSTATION GAMES & LOTS MORE AVAILABLE FOR KIDS & THOSE YOUNG AT HEART PS2 Consoles (used, but in good condition) US$120.00 - includes, memory card + 2 controls PS2 Consoles Slim Line (used, but in good condition) US$150.00 - includes, memory card + 2 controls PS3 Consoles 120gb brand new US$550.00 Nintendo Wii (brand new) US$450.00 each Wide Range of PS2 Games to choose from @ US$16.00 each (FIFA 2002 - 2008 ANY 2 FOR ONLY US$24.00) PSP Games US$25.00 each PSP Car Chargers US$20.00 each UMD Movies US$20.00 each (played on PSP) PS3 Games US$35.00 each PS Dance Mats US$30.00 each - games available PS2 Buzzers - designed for games with buzz titles such as sport quiz/who wants to be a millionaire US$20.00. Buzz titled games available too. High School Musical Microphones US$30.00 (set of 2) - games available. Eye Toy Camera US$20.00 - games available PS - 4 Player adaptor US$30.00 Wii games US$35.00 each Wii controls US$20.00 X-Box games $35.00 each PC Games US$16.00 each - 4 left OTHER ITEMS FOR SALE Children's educational CD- Rom's - Maths, Eng & Sci - Set of 5 for US$60.00 or US$15.00 each (4-7yrs) Children's educational CD-Rom's - Maths, Eng & Sci - 3 in 1 US$40.00 each (5 - 8yrs) & (8-11yrs) Binatone cordless phones (brand new) - Single US$50.00, twin US$75.00 each Obscene T-Shirts from UK - at US$20.00 each Signature Scientific calculators US$20.00 each Digital cameras (used) also available ranging from US$60.00 Digital camcoders also available

Contact: 0772 413 726 or call 245074 after 5.20 pm for viewing

It's Christmas Time!
And Ascot Shopping Centre
is going all out to make your festive season as fun-filled as possible. On Saturday 11th December, bring the whole family with you to Ascot because we will be open later than usual,Father Christmas is putting out a jumping castle, will be painting faces and will have many toys and goodies for all his little friends. So don't miss out. Stalls are available for $10. Book your stall now with any of the following:
-Rashida, Body Basics, Ascot Shopping Centre, 09-250656, 0772258417 rashidaesat@yahoo.com -Magret , KRZMA, Fidelity Life Centre, Suite 305, Fife Street/11th Avenue, 0774668093 info@mybulawayo.com

FESTIVE FRIDAY XMAS MARKET
For your last minute Xmas shopping Support local manufacturers & home industries Come do your Christmas Shopping at our Factory Market Art Crafts Curio's Pottery Jewellery Weaving Toys Palms and Plants Decorations, Xmas cakes and other Xmas goodies Ivory Kraal - Cnr Fife Street Ext/Doncaster Rd Opp Spinweave Date: Friday 17th December 2010 Time: 9 am - 4 pm Please contact Rea: 0772 420 846 Jenny: 0773 472 673

28) MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
The Egg & Chicken Shop "Fresh Out on 14th Ave" On the corner of R. Mugabe Way and 14th Avenue. Tel 885732 Christmas Specials All our products are farmed and processed in Bulawayo. We guarantee a fresh, juicy, succulent and tasty product.
Chicken Whole Chicken R21.70 or $3.10 a kg Chicken packets 500g 1kg and 2kg Mixed Portions 1kg R21.70 or $3.10 Mixed Portions 2kg R43.40 or $6.20 Single portions (Wings, thighs & drumsticks) (kg) R33.60 or $4.80 Breasts (1kg) R46.20 or $6.60 Breasts (500g) R23.10 or $3.30 Heads (1kg) R7.70 or $1.10 Necks (500g) R11.90 or $1.70 Feet (500g) R11.90 or $1.70 Liver (500g) R10.50 or $1.50 Offal (1kg) R7.00 or $1.00 Gizzards (clean) (500g) R14.00 or $2.00 Mini pack 250g R7.70 or $1.10 Value pack (500g) R9.80 or $1.40 Pets' mince 500g R8.89 or $1.27c Chicken Punnets Mixed portions 500g R20.30 or $2.90 Stir Fry 300g R26.95 or $3.85 Breasts 500g R23.80 or $3.40 Liver 500g R13.30 or $1.90 Chicken mince 500g R23.80 or $3.40 Chicken Sausages Chicken breakfast sausage 400g R16.10 or $2.30 Chicken breakfast sausage 500g R17.71 or $2.53 Chicken sausage 500g R28.00 or $4.00 Sweet chilli chicken sausage 500g R28.00 or $4.00 Chicken cocktail sausage 500g R26.60 or $3.80 New Pork Lines 500g Wiltshire Pork Sausage, Italian Cabanossi Kameeldoring boerewors, Vienna sausages Bacon, Loin pork chops, Shoulder pork chops All R24.50 or $3.50 for 500g Pork cocktail sausage 500g R26.60 or $3.80

White table cloths for hire (trestle table size)
tel: 0775 964 398

Office desk, 2.1 metres by 1.2 metres in excellent condition for sale as no longer required. Highest cash offer secures. Very attractive wrought iron CD stand also for sale. Please phone 242559 for more information

FOR SALE
2 foldable chairs and small table (teak) Safeway car seat Camp coat Carry coat Health walker Exercising bike(e-force) Phone 0772705012 258967 247827

Grada Investments (Pvt) Ltd manufacturers of VC SILVER COLLECTABLES -"silver with a soul"
Featuring a range of unique silver creations - just in time for Christmas! Come and see our impeccable collection of beautiful jewellery with unique silver necklaces earrings rings and bracelets We have a wide range of the finest silver products including spoons, bookmarks and key-rings, Start the New Year on the bright side - silver plating expertly done. Visit our showroom at 111 Plumtree Road, Belmont.
Tel: 09.471704: Cell: 0712602012 & 0772779301. E-mail: ec@netconnect.co.zw Web: www.vali-cohen.com

Ross Chicks Bulawayo.
6th Ave, bet. Main & Fort St. Tel 68989. Christmas Specials Effective Now. Genuine Hubbard and Ross day-old broiler chicks. 104 chicks - $75.00 52 chicks - $37.50 26 chicks - $18.75 Available every Friday. Book Now !!

TV FOR SALE
SONIC 42" PLASMA HD READY AS NEW - R 8000. CALL PAM DIXON 09 243856 OR 0713 439 576

FOR SALE
Brand new Ryobi Drill & Angle Grinder sets n a bag - Price US$ 100.00 Perfect Xmas gift for that special man in your life Please contact: 0776 223 371 / 0773 566 450

FOR SALE
1 x mechanical hack saw complete - Price US$ 400.00 Carpentry Workshop Comprising of the following: 1 x wood lathe, 1 x metre bed with attachments, 60 x assorted wood chisels, 4 x assorted hand saws, 6 x assorted wood planes (hand), 2 x steel measuring ruler Price US$ 2, 500.00 Plus many more Please contact: Piet 0772 360 274

House Hold Goods for Sale
2 x big four plate stoves, fridge, lounge suite, Dining room suite and many more. Plants and flower pots also available All at reasonable prices. Please contact 0772 655 076

For Sale
Large roll high quality very clear cellophane wrapping 1,5m wide Roll heavy weight brown paper 1,160m wide 2 x GT Outback bicycles 24 inch wheels suitable for 9-13 year old excellent condition. Bicycle rack Light weight 3 season 2 person tent Light weight 1 man tent Sleeping bags Therma rest camping mattresses Large hand carved picture frames 700 x 570mm Furniture Large solid Oak dining room table 1,8m x 0,9m Burmese teak chest of drawers Hard wood drawers Dresser Motorcycles Moto Guzzi Lemans 111 motorcycle 1000cc 1983 under 40000km collectors piece plus full leathers and boots. Suzuki 80cc seized suitable for spares only Firearms 9.3 x 62 Husqvarna rifle plus 60rnds and reloading dies 7 x 57 Brno Cz rifle plus reloading dies .357 Smith and Wesson revolver 12 bore Bayard double barreled shotgun plus cartridges. 12 bore Dumolin double barreled, finely engraved and cased hammer shotgun Tools and equipment Christenson electronics tool kit in briefcase type box. Stanley plane 2x spoke shaves Wood chisels, assorted files, pin punches number punches Metric and imperial spanners and sockets Gedore inch drive sockets metric 32 piece Sahlwille inch drive sockets. Imperial and metric combination set 32 piece Bearing pullers Measuring calipers. Assorted odd tools Work bench with vise and storage drawers Steel workshop shelving Fenner TD2 14:1 reduction gearbox Roller press . 8 inch rollers 1,050m wide Fenner gearbox suitable for curving steel plate. Land Rover 110 steel hunting frame
Mark McAdam 0772 234676 071 3127856

28) Miscellaneous For Sale

Christmas Special!!!
Trendy Table & Chair (4) sets only US$215.00 Maxilight US$25 Maxiplus US$30
Tel 09-473391 or call in at All Purpose Joiners,7 Ironbridge Road, Donnington to view

S E C R E T S
Stockists of Quality Imported Ladies and Girls Lingerie and Mens Underwear. Just Introduced new line of swimwear, Speedo Bikinis and Monokinis. All very affordable prices. Brands Include Playtex, Wonderbra, Girls Inc and BEAR for men. Situated at 66 Ullswater Drive, Morningside (Just off Cecil Ave) 0772 346 632 \ 474379 Open 9am - 5pm

29) Wanted To Buy

WANTED
One ping pong (table tennis table) in reasonable condition, Please contact 0772 236 509 or 0772 308 732 or email mrandell@junglecomms.com.

30) Clothing And Fashion

ARCHER CLOTHING FACTORY SHOP
CLEARANCE SALE Still running. A great opportunity for you to start buying your Christmas gifts. Huge selection of mens short sleeved shirts in stock. Mens, Ladies and Kids, First Quality Clothing EVERYTHING TO CLEAR AT $10 Formal and Casual Shirts Skirts, Cargo Shorts, Cargo Pants Chino's, Cotton Jeans, Skinny's, Clam Diggers, Bermudas, Weather Proof Jackets, Polar Fleece. Sizes: Mens - S to 5XL Woman: 8 to 24 Kids: 2/3Yr Old to 13/14 Yr Old
Open Mon to Fri 9am to 6pm Sat 8am to 12pm Telephone: 09 880181 Leeds Street, off Plumtree Rd Belmont, Bulawayo Follow the signs

FOR MOMS
Baby Africa is the exclusive distributor of the Carriwell Brand of maternity products in Zimbabwe. NUK, and SNOOKUMS baby feeding bottles. Other branded accessories include microwave sterilisers , feeding spoon sets , bowl and spoon sets , rattles , bath toys , stacking rings, potties , puzzles , medical starter kit etc.. For more information contact Flora on -flora@babyafrica.net or call on 0772 254 503

S E C R E T S
Stockists of Quality Imported Ladies and Girls Lingerie and Mens Underwear. Just Introduced new line of swimwear, Speedo Bikinis and Monokinis. All very affordable prices. Brands Include Playtex, Wonderbra, Girls Inc and BEAR for men.
Situated at 66 Ullswater Drive, Morningside (Just off Cecil Ave) 0772 346 632 \ 474379 Open 9am - 5pm

31) Boats and Fishing

For sale
10 feet boat and horse. Suzuki motor with trailer. Easy to start motor. Price: US$ 1 500 negotiable
Contact: Pieter on 0775 521 587 0775 14 458

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

32) Decor And Home

TENDELE RIVER CRAFTS
(Formally Affrodizziac) Now open at River Estate, 12th Ave. opp. Poly Tech We are up and running and welcome all customers old and new. Our business hours are Mon-Friday 9am - 4pm Saturday 9am -12 noon Please note we will be open on Sunday 5th and Sunday 12th in conjunction with River Cafe for your convenience. We have a wide range of exciting new stock ideal for Christmas. Drop in and browse around. On Friday the 10th Dec. we will be re-launching this shop and invite you to join us for a celebratory glass of wine and a Xmas mince pie.
For further info contact Lynne 0712 703 431

Beautiful idea for a Xmas present: Rose Bushes
Widest selection in Bulawayo. Well grown and strong. Always something in bloom. Hybrid tea, Floribunda, Shrub, Climber, Miniature. Phone in your order and we will deliver to town. Please telephone 0712 622 117 (our area no longer have land lines). Better still, text as I'm usually outside but will get back to you later.
Or leave a message for me with my daughter Georgina on 09 240170. Or email me:- fionawinch@hotmail.com Fiona Winch

MABEARS NURSERY AND LANDSCAPING SERVICES
5 BROCK ROAD, PADDONHURST TELEPHONE 09 203817/77011 OR 0733 700 543
GRAND OPENING 11 DECEMBER 2010.
TIME 10AM TILL 6PM
TEA AND CAKE ON SALE AR $1.00 GRAFTED FRUIT TREES ORANGE, LEMON, NAARTJIW, MANGO, AVOCADO LOTS OF SHRUBS AND SEEDLINGS DWARF ASTERS ARUM LILIES DWARF DAHLIAS BLEEDING HEART CREEPER SWEET WILLIAM SUCCULENTS DOUBLE SWEET WILLIAM PORTULACA CACTUS MARIGOLDS COLEUS DIANTHUS COCKSCOMB POINSETTIAS (DOUBLE AND SILVER) SALVIA EVOLVUBLE HYPERICUM RUELLRA LANTANA LOTS MORE IN STOCK

Instant Flowers Nursery
53 Southway (Lower End Road on Right) Burnside Phone number 240169 Cell 0772 217 024
Wishes to inform all valued customers that we will be closing from 18 December 2010 to 8 January 2011. See you on Monday the 9th 2011 when we re-open. The whole range of summer seedlings are available now including busy Lizzies, Dwarf Begonias and summer Petunias. In the gift line there are hanging baskets, potted plants. Also beautiful South African exotic day lilies Sincerely Shirley Mayson

33) TIDBITS


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