I bought a lovely white scarf today in Alexandra Square in Lancaster University.  It is white with a lovely silver thread through it – just the job for protecting me from the hot African sun.  The chap running the stall was a real poppet and was really interested in my proposed jaunt – so hello Garry.  I’ve come up with a plan for a travelling companion – see later posts for details – no despite many requests I’m not taking anyone in my suitcase.

Can I just point folks to a lovely  video of Hugh McLeod who has been doing a marketing tour of Tescos in the UK to promote Stormhoek wine.  All I can say is – ah!