Monday, November 1, 2010

Fluffy Dogs for Sale

That's all the information you need to know, they are Dogs and they are Fluffy

Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone from Zain Zambia

Livestock Movers

Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone from Zain Zambia

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Not so sure this was a mistake

Imagine this on the side of an ice cream truck - but now this was sent to me
by a friend in Egypt

Paradise - you have found it

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Crash on my Road!

Apparently no one was hurt, and the car is still there

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

As I said - everyone in Africa should have there own pothole

This pothole was sent to me, I look forward to the rainy season here so I can compete with this


I know this has been seen before but it is fairly brilliant!

Monday, August 16, 2010

An Expart!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Zambian Trailer


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lusaka Airport

At Lusaka Airport!

Burning Irony

This is from a friend in Kenya? The article questions why their response time was so slow?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Pants Down? What?

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sick Note

I just don't know what to say

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Heaven of Money

Was at the Launch of a large Retailer into Zambia, the former president sang a a love song and the minister referred to the country as a "Heaven of Money"

Love this place!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

And you thought you had Problems

Zambia: ‘Namwala Woman gives birth to a bird’

A 25 year old Woman of Namwala District has given birth to a bird in bizarre circumstances which has shocked medical staff at Namwala District Hospital.

Both District Commissioner Wilson Siadunka and Acting District Medical Officer Dr Davy Kaile confirmed this incident to ZANIS today.

The woman identified as Phaneti Ndabengwa of Kasenga area was admitted at the Hospital on Monday this week after she told medical staff that she was four months pregnant and had abdominal pains.

Dr Kaile narrated that the same night the woman went to the toilet after which she felt something coming out of her womanhood.

He said the woman called for help and nurses rushed to help her and were shocked to find a bird which came out of her womanhood.

Dr Kaile said the incident has left medical staff perplexed adding that a thorough Medical investigation conducted revealed the woman’s uterus was normal and further showed no signs of pregnancy.

He also said the Medical staff has kept the bird in the laboratory for further investigations.

In an interview with ZANIS, Ms Ndabengwa who looked shaken failed to narrate what happened.

The woman is alleged to have had an affair with a married man and given the high belief in witchcraft among people in Namwala, there is speculation that the woman could have been bewitched for going out with someone’s husband.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Instructions on how to shop

In case you were wondering what to do when you got into the shop - the clue is in the title

Halftime - that's what its for

Monday, June 14, 2010

Similar Shapes - Terrible Geography

Awesome - World Peace coming soon!

Library Books - they don't look after them like they use too

I found this in a Library book dated 1948....things a little narrow minded back then.

Please read the 2nd Paragraph where they talk about lending to the "natives".......

Monday, May 31, 2010

House for Small People

With your head round your ears you can relieve yourself

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Swimming Elephant!

Crossed the border with nothing more than a snorkel....
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Various spectacles made

An all encompassing service then!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Honesty - a rare commodity

This sign was in the room an acquaintance of mine stayed in on the no, thank you Management.

Furniture Shopping

I went furniture shopping for the house, the entire shop was full of these beautiful specimens of craftsmanship.....combined with a dose of colour blindness.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

UK Elections

Heard on the BBC that African Parliamentarians were invited to the UK to observe the elections and advise on how the process can learn from Africa.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

"A pair of Gooses for Sale"

You can buy anything at the traffic lights in this place. This "pair of gooses" was only US$50......expensive?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mother Trucker

Being in the middle of Africa, we are on the main trucking Route through the continent, I don't like truckers much they clog up the road and create potholes that you could set an ambush from.....but this guy, this guy I like!

Beastiality - not this time

Both parents were dogs - as opposed to.....the last time this happened?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Business Card

Went to the market on Sunday and a chap asks if he can look after my car, I said yes and he hands me his "business card" with his details....concise and to the point I feel

Zambian Astronauts

African Journalism

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Favourite Pothole

Because everyone should have a favourite pothole.....this is mine

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Policing the Continent

Had friends come stay, they were on there way from Kenya. We shared stories of run-ins with police in Africa, they have to be some of the best I have ever heard. There is a certain approach that the authorities here, especially the police take with "muzungu" or "makiwas". (which literally translates white people - interestingly it comes from mzungukaji which means "those who move around" after european and asian traders operating in the 18th century).

There is almost a sense of authority that needs to be stamped right at the beginning, as long a you approach them on an equal footing, showing respect but no sense of sub-serveant (sp) behaviour there is seldom any bad feelings.

What happened to me recently has to go down as a classic tale....after being stopped by the police a young woman officer comes to the window and greets me. In an attempt to make conversation I politely say....."nice day" to which she replies.....

"thats easy for you to say, I am black I absorb the heat"


I decided to start this blog, not necessarily because I won't people to read it but mostly because I live a rather bizarre life in a capital city in the middle of Africa and I need to record the goings on. Since blogging is the only form of media self-indulgence I can tolerate ).... well I thought I would take up the cause in ernest.