It was like a walk down Memory Lane!!
Three giant lever arch files filled with 50 years of recipes!!
Never mind the dozens of recipe books on the kitchen shelf...
Catalogued Heck no, just a hotch potch of precious familiar, heart tugging recipes, some torn from magazines, some hand written (they were the most poignant), some neatly typed on yellowing newsprint that we used in seventies and eighties.
'Margaux's Rusks', neatly handwritten in her familiar flamboyant style, my darling Margaux died several years ago and I miss her daily. 'Annette's Pate' hurriedly written and covered in pate drool after many years of happy cooking. Annette Bowes has also passed, but is remembered well in the community every time we need an excellent pate.
'Jenny's Health Loaf' was next, also well worn, contributed by Jenny Woodgush who left Zimbabwe when it was still Rhodesia, but her Health Loaf lingers on.
'Midge's Fudge' legendary in the Turk Mine District, Midge Joubert left the Country several years ago, and now has two grandchildren in KZN!
Jeannie ! Loads of glorious recipes from Jeannie Pritchard, now resident in York, one day I will be able to cook just like Jeannie!!
'Judi Appleby's Baked Fish' has always been a welcome addition to any dinner party, again Judi has left us and is happily living in the UK.
'Laura Hardy's Mayonnaise' still a great favourite made with just oil, eggs, lemon juice and mustard powder! It's the technique that counts!! Laura now lives in France..
'Peter Knott's Bread' and 'Flora's Eley's Strawberry Mousse' are among the few recipes I have from friends still resident in Bulawayo.
Perusing through the three files occupied my entire morning as I searched for recipes with which to impress my friends in Chimanimani over the long weekend. At our first gathering in Chimanimani in the eighties, our guest list totalled 167 people, this weekend it has dwindled considerably to just four couples, all of us now great haired and not quite as agile as we were!!
It was a wonderful, enriching, bittersweet, exercise which I miss while we are away from Bulawayo, when its all too easy and impersonal, to find a recipe by consulting Mrs Google!!
Seeking a copy of the book 'a history of Theatre and Ballet and Orchestra in Rhodesia Zimbabwe 1890 to 1980' by Alan Hardy.
2) Notices and Events
ZIMBABWE ACADEMY OF MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS BULAWAYO
Tel: 60684 / 67195 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Academy is open for lessons and the new term will run until Friday 4 June. Further details from the office or 60684/67195
The Note is open for meals in line with the current rules and also has a takeaway menu. It is always open before Academy evening events and during the interval. Further details from email@example.com or phone 0774 004 449 or 0771 048 995
Please note that the starting time for DVDs will be 6.00 p.m.
THURSDAY 22 APRIL AT 6.00 P.M. JACK AND SARAH.
Jack and Sarah is a British romantic comedy written and directed by Tim Sullivan and starring Richard E. Grant, Samantha Mathis, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Cherie Lunghi and Ian McKellen. After his wife, Sarah (Imogen Stubbs), dies during childbirth, Jack (Richard E. Grant), an attorney, has his world thrown into a whirlwind. Unequipped to handle the pressures of a demanding career and raising an infant daughter on his own, Jack finds help through a local vagrant (Ian McKellen) and submits to hiring a nanny. But the woman he hires is a waitress (Samantha Mathis) who is entirely inexperienced, much to the disapproval of Jack's mother, Margaret (Judi Dench) - and, as Sarah adopts Amy as substitute mother, Jack starts to look at Amy with different eyes...
- Sparky playing, a generally sharp script and bright packaging add up to a neat little winner. [Variety]
- All that needs to be said about this film is great cast and completely and absolutely heart-warming. 10 out of 10 feel good factor. [Rotten Tomatoes]
- Do not expect to be enlightened but do expect some laughter and tears, it is romantic and emotional (his secretary is a hoot, his boss is a bitch who you love to see dumped on her tight snooty ass!), a nice two hours to spend coming away with a smile! [IMDb]
- Jack and Sarah is charming, touching and funny. A wonderful feel-good movie. It will make you smile. [Amazon]
Admission: US$1.00 [free to Film members]
FRIDAY 23 APRIL AT 6.00 P.M. ROSSINI: LA CENERENTOLA
Rossini's music has an irrepressible quality, bubbling up effortlessly throughout this retelling of the story of Cinderella. The invention is unstoppable, from Cenerentola's plaintive song about a king who loves a poor girl to the lavish coloratura of her final aria when goodness triumphs and all ends, for some at any rate, happily ever after. But this is no glibly resolved fairy-tale. Rossini's creation dispenses with whimsy and magical intervention. Instead we are presented with genuine human predicaments. The wicked stepmother becomes a snobbish bully of a stepfather and the fairy godmother is transformed into the Prince's tutor, intent on finding a girl who may be worthy of his pupil's love. The dark edges of the story are punctuated throughout by tender emotion and sparkling comedy in this fresh and vibrant but timelessly elegant Glyndebourne production from May 2005 by Sir Peter Hall.
- This is a performance that meets the Glyndebourne gold standard.. Hall has decided to keep it real and produced something understated, sensitive and thus deeply pleasurable. [Daily Telegraph]
- Some found Peter Hall's staging too dark and serious, but for me it was an invigorating evening. ... Ruxandra Donose is winning in the title role. Five stars. [BBC Music Magazine]
- This is a truly marvellous performance on all counts - staging, conducting and singing. [Gramophone]
- In short, this is a brilliant Cenerentola - full of wit, intelligence, and musical excellence. [Amazon]
Admission: US$1.00 [free to Red Carpet members]
THURSDAY 29 APRIL AT 6.00 P.M. RUNAWAY JURY
'Runaway Jury' is an adaptation of John Grisham's legal thriller starring John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman and Rachel Weisz. After a workplace shooting in New Orleans, a trial against the gun manufacturer pits lawyer Wendell Rohr (Hoffman) against shady jury consultant Rankin Fitch (Hackman), who uses illegal means to stack the jury with people sympathetic to the defence. But when juror Nicholas Easter (Cusack) and his girlfriend, Marlee (Rachel Weisz), reveal their ability to sway the jury into delivering any verdict they want, a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game begins.
- The movie hums along with a kind of sublime craftsmanship, fuelled by the consistent performances of Hackman and Hoffman (in their first film together), the remarkable ease of John Cusack, and the juicy typecasting in the supporting roles. [Chicago Sun-Times]
- Efficient, precise, carefully calibrated and terrifically entertaining. [Washington Post]
- 'Runaway Jury' hooks the audience, and after 10 minutes there's no looking back. [San Francisco Chronicle]
- A breezily entertaining courtroom thriller that again clarifies why Grisham sells so well. [New York Daily News]
Admission: US$1.00 [free to Film members]
FRIDAY 30 APRIL AT 6.00 P.M. CONCERT: MOZART, BRAHMS AND MUSSORGSKY.
The programme consists of music from two separate concerts, excerpts from which were shown at the end of last year as part of the Beethoven 250 celebrations and includes:
- Mozart: Symphony No. 33 in B flat major, K319
- Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
The Bavarian State Orchestra conducted by Carlos Kleiber
- Mussorgsky, orch.Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
The Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel
- Brahms 4th Symphony is unquestionably a major masterpiece, and in Kleiber's hands it receives the closest I know to a definitive interpretation. [Amazon]
- This is one of Carlos Kleiber's last concerts and he looks elderly and frail (he was just 66) but there is a special sense of occasion here: the orchestra and audience clearly love Kleiber, the orchestra playing with a special spirit and elan for him. [swapadvd.com]
- Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition' elicits rousing playing from Dudamel's young instrumentalists. [Presto Music]
- The highlight of this concert is the fantastic performance of Pictures at an Exhibition played by a huge orchestra with massive strings including 14 double basses. This dazzling performance is a tour de force of orchestral virtuosity, tossed off with the greatest of ease by the magnificent young players. [classicalcdreview.com]
Admission: US$1.00 [free to Red Carpet members]
WEDNESDAY 5 MAY AT 6.00 P.M. LIVE CONCERT:: LAUREN KITKAT (FLUTE), THEO BROSS (CELLO), JEANETTE MICKLEM (PIANO)
Haydn: Trio in D major for flute, cello and piano
Beethoven: Variations on 'Ein Madchen oder Weibchen' for cello and piano
Mokale Koapeng: 'About Ludwig' for cello solo
Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.3 in A major
Kapustin: Allegro for flute, cello and piano
Beethoven: Trio in G major for flute, cello and piano
Booking is open at the Academy and all tickets are US$5.00 or Bond $500.00. Red Carpet subscriptions are valid for this concert.
Dinner will be available after the concert and a menu and prices will be circulated nearer the time.
The performers are, of course, no strangers to Bulawayo. Lauren Kitkat was one of the Academy's outstanding students (then Lauren Meikle) in the early 2000s and Theo Bross has been a popular visitor in more recent years whilst Jeanette Micklem has been a pillar of Bulawayo concerts for forty years both as soloist and partner.
The programme largely comprises music by Beethoven and was originally intended for 2020, Beethoven's 250th birthday year. It also includes one of Haydn's late piano trios and an 'Allegro' by Nikolai Kapustin, a Russian composer who played with early Soviet jazz bands and in his compositions used a fusion of jazz and classical forms. Mokale Koapeng is a contemporary South African composer and his piece, as the title suggests, is a tribute to Beethoven.
The Rainbow Blaze Marimba Band will be in attendance before the concert so come early to enjoy some rather different music and there will also be a short mbira piece derived from a theme by Beethoven in the programme.
THURSDAYS 6, 13 & 20 MAY AT 6.00 P.M. LINE OF DUTY - SERIES 2 Carriages: 8.15 p.m.
A police convoy escorting a civilian under a witness protection scheme is attacked. The witness is hospitalised and all police officers are killed - with the exception of Detective Inspector Lindsay Denton, who organised the operation. The second series of 'Line of Duty' follows Superintendent Ted Hastings, DS Steve Arnott and DC Kate Fleming as they lead an investigation into whether Denton was involved or merely an innocent victim.
- Line of Duty'' stands out as original and surprising. Season 2 is, if anything, even more brutal and thrilling. [New York Times]
- Tops the excellent first series, thanks in no small part to spectacular performances from Keeley Hawes and Adrian Dunbar. Great writing and thrilling to watch. [Rotten Tomatoes]
- The return of BBC Two's crime drama Line of Duty did what it intended to do and pinned us to our seats with excitement. Five Stars. [Daily Telegraph]
- Outwitting them [AC-12] at almost every turn and earning Keeley Hawes deservedly received rave reviews for her performance. [Radio Times]
- Exceptionally brilliant. [The Mail on Sunday]
Admission: US$1.00 [free to Film members]
4) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds
Joan Bancroft - One year ago on 25th April. Beloved and dear wife of Tony. Remembered with love by Graham, Angie, Shirley, Tony and her grandchildren Euan, Amelia, Hannah and Ben.
God has her in his arms, we have her in our hearts.
Our much loved friend, Patricia Matheson passed away peacefully in Bishops Stortford, England just a
few weeks before her 92nd birthday. Sister Patricia Matheson was in charge of the Private Ward at UBH, Bulawayo, for several decades. She was generous, had boundless energy and was much loved and respected by her patients, professional colleagues and all who knew her.
Patricia leaves behind her beloved God Children, their families and her many friends. One of her greatest joys was a love of music. As an active member of The Academy of Music she was often to be heard singing in the chorus or in the audience enjoying beautiful music.
Being outgoing she also loved a good party. We think of her doing just that as she is reunited with her dearest late husband, Duncan Matheson.
Fly with the angels Patricia.
DEAR HUSBAND OF ROSIE BATE PASSED AWAY IN BULAWAYO
CONCOLENCES TO ALL.
5) Roses And Raspberries
6) Pets Column
Pet Hilton Kennels and Cattery for the best care of your pet when going away, or when your bitch is in season. Nick available to do parlour work on all breeds; and to train dogs for domestic use (when over 1 year old).
Tel Margaret Bernard on 2242979 or 0775 043983 for enquiries or bookings.
8) Bulawayo News
As a way of fundraising, Island Hospice and Healthcare is hiring out its private beautiful, tranquil garden on weekends; bearing in mind that outdoors is the perfect venue for intimate events during these Covid-19 times. It is suitable for corporate events, photoshoots, memorials, intimate luncheons and picnics. Accommodates 30ppl , secure parking also available
SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS APPEAL FOR HELP
Our shop shelves are bare, our kennels are struggling, Pease help! We need to restock our shop shelves and would appreciate any unwanted saleable household goods, books, magazines, jam jars, clothing, ornaments, glassware, crockery etc. Absolutely anything we can sell to make money to help our kennels. We have Ecocash for your convenience. Donations for our kennels can be dropped off at our shop. The kennels are always in need of old newspapers.
Monday 2pm - 3.45pm
Tuesday 9am - 12 pm 1.30pm - 3.15pm
Wednesday 9am - 12pm 2pm - 3.45pm
Thursday 9am - 12pm 1.30pm - 3.15 pm
Friday 9am - 12pm 1.30pm - 3.15pm
First Saturday of each month 9am -10.45am
9) Harare And Gweru News
10) Wining, Dining and Coffee Houses
11) Property For Sale or to Rent
EXECUTIVE LOOKING TO RENT !!!!
ILLANDA GARDENS TOWNHOUSE /EXECUTIVE PROPERTY ..
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OPTION TO PURCHASE
PLEASE MAKE CONTACT DIRECTLY
RODOR PROPERTIES (PRIVATE) LIMITED
5A, 9TH AVENUE, BULAWAYO
HOUSES FOR SALE
MATSHEUMHLOPE - $95 000
Brick under tile and iron, lounge/dining room combined, fireplace, bar, 3 bedrooms with bic's, shower, toilet and basin, family bathroom, separate toilet, fitted kitchen, scullery, veranda,
triple carport, double domestic quarters, 2 boreholes (only 1 being used), swimming pool (empty), 1 side fenced, 3 sides walled and gated. Stand size: 4613m
SUBURBS - $120 000
Brick under tile house, with potential, comprising lounge with fireplace, dining room, 3 bedrooms with bic's, (main en-suite), separate bathroom and toilet, fitted kitchen, scullery, veranda,
double garage, walled and gated. Stand size: 1455 m
ILANDA - $135 000
Brick under tile, 4 bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet, combined lounge / dining room, fitted kitchen, veranda, domestic quarters, walled and gated. Stand size: 1594m
HILLSIDE - $200 000
Neat 4 bedroomed house, lounge, fitted kitchen, cottage, swimming pool, working borehole, neat garden, walled and gated.
BURNSIDE - $230 000
Brick under tile dwelling comprising lounge, fireplace, dining room, master bedroom with ensuite (upstairs), 3 bedrooms downstairs, (2 with ensuite bathrooms), seperate bathroom and toilet,
fitted kitchen, scullery, pantry, domestic quarters, borehole and empty swimming pool. Self- contained cottage with two and half bedrooms, ensuite, lounge with fireplace and a dining room.
KUMALO - $220 000
Magnificent brick under tile single storey home comprising lounge, fireplace, TV lounge, fitted kitchen, dining room, 4 bedrooms, 4 bic's, main ensuite, family bathroom, veranda, tool shed,
storeroom, 3 roomed domestic quarters with toilet and shower, double carport, outside room, prolific borehole, working swimming pool, good water delivery system, 2 solar geysers,
walled and gated. Stand size: 3198m
For these and other properties for sale phone Rodor Properties 2274581/Kelvin +263 773 366 207 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website on Property Book (Rodor Properties)
PROPERTIES TO LET
HILLSIDE: 3 bedrooms, 2 lounges, walled and gated - US$600 Negotiable for 1st May 2021
CBD: 2 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, dining room - US$450 for 1st May 2021
CBD: 2 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, dining room - US$400 - Immediate occupation
CBD: 1 bedroom, lounge, kitchen - US$400 - Immediate occupation
CBD: Reception, 3 offices, bathroom - US$600 Negotiable - Immediate occupation
CBD: Commercial Property - US1000 Negotiable - Immediate occupation
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18) Lifts Wanted And Offered
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20) Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant
Mature lady seeks employment as a house-keeper / childminder. has 8 years experience. Well spoken, friendly and hard working lady. Previous employers leaving the country. Please contact 0716 528 997
Looking for a reliable, experienced and mature gardner with traceable references
Please contact 0774023411
Mature lady is looking for employment as a PA, Secretary, Front desk person. Has a lot of experience around the office. Holding Pitman Certificate in Secretarial Studies and computer literate. Willing to start immediately. Please contact 0788 117 373
I am a hardworking woman I can clean, wash and cook, I do part time jobs to put food on the table please help me with anything to do.
263 71 942 8746
Mature (61 year old) lady requires employment. Experience includes management, administration, customer and public relations, events organisation, sales, hospitality and teaching. Also was a school matron and private nurse in doctors practice. Holds certificates in several of the above disciplines. Kindly contact DEBRAY on 0779270416.
I am a holder of a clean class 1 driver s licence with more than 5 years experience on both buses and trucks both cross border and inland. CV available on request.
We offer weeding and cleaning of tombstone area; Repair of tombstone at an extra charge. A once off fee of *USD30* per year per tombstone.
Cemetries covered : Athlone, West Park, Lady Stanley, Luveve, Hyde Park and Mvutshwa.
Work is done once every month.
We also offer flower arrangements at an extra charge.
Photos are taken before and after every cleaning and I sent to the client.
For more information email: email@example.com or call:
+263718727574 or whassup +263772327574*
Gas is available in Bulawayo at
We provide the best, cheap and efficient we mean efficient LP Gas
30 rand per kg
180 bond cash
We open from 07:00:pm till 18:00 Have a Blessed day.
We supply all types of gas accessories - valves, rubber valves, regulators, o rings, gas cylinders.
Stay safe and be protected with THE NOBILITY CREW!!
We support you with valve problems, cooker and stove tops, maintenance of all types of gas stoves.
NB. We're located corner of Robert Mugabe and 3rd Avenue
Thank you all for your continued support.
NB always remember to adhere to Covid 19 measures.
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Prince and Maxwell recently cleaned, repaired and serviced my gas stove, what a difference!! What an excellent job they did, I am proud to recommend Nobility Gas.
For all your wheel-chairs, walking frames, crutches, bedpans, walking sticks and commodes at unbeatable price please contact
0773 793 726 or 0777 029 111
Mobility aides i.e. , wheelie walkers, walking sticks, crutches, Zimmer frames, crutches as well as other patient care aids such as commodes, bed pans, urinals, sheepskin and adult diapers available for hire and sale at Island Hospice and Healthcare, Byo Branch. Well trained nurse aides also available at very competitive rates
BEAVER TREE FELLER
For all your tree cutting and trimming please contact Beaver Tree Feller.
No job is too big for us plus we are insured. Contact 0733 896 375 or landline 09 - 476569
ANTE NATAL CLASSES, BABY VACCINATIONS and BIRTH ATTENDANT/ DOULA
I teach a set of 5 classes covering pregnancy, labour, baby care, breastfeeding and other information. I also do a "crash course" for out of towners.
These classes are valuable even if you're having an elective CAESAREAN SECTION!!
Please book early.
I can be with you at the hospital when you're in LABOUR to help you to cope!
I also work part time at a BABY CLINIC :-)
For any further information contact SISTER JAN JOHNSTON on (09) 466741/2 from 8 am til 12 pm Mon to Fri
or (09) 2237240, 0712 728 350 or 0772 749 749 (w/app) or email me on email@example.com
Rob Sinclair is an expert plumber. He has had many years of experience.
Anything to do with loos, bathrooms, geysers, plumbing, borehole repairs and tank installations.
Rob Sinclair is your man.
Phone Rob on 0772230551
22) Health And Beauty
24) Miscellaneous For Sale
25) Wanted To Buy or Hire
Good day my name is Nigel and I'm looking for a small car in the range of 1000-1500 usd Nissan sunny box , Mazda 323, honda fit and so on my number is 0772255696 ,0713989691,0775461978
26) Clothing And Fashion
27) Boats and Fishing
28) Garden, Decor And Home
Kraal manure $2.00 a 50 KG bag.
Free delivery over ten bags.
Phone Ollie on 0771289677
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WILL DELIVER 5 X 50KG BAGS OR MORE LOCALLY.
CONTACT JILL AT 2246688 OR 0778495599
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