Monthly Archives: June 2013

Lastminute Heroes

WHOOO-HOOO – WE FINALLY GOT OUR CONGOLESE VISAS!!!! We were dancing around PostNet in the Longbeach Mall yesterday when we went to collect them. All thanks to our saviour Sylvere Youmbah at the Congo-Brazzaville embassy, whom our faithful friend at … Continue reading

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Thankful for small mercies… and small boys

Saturday was Zola’s 9th birthday, and we started the celebrations early with supper at the Bluebird Market in Muizenberg on Friday night. It’s our favourite place for treats as each of us can indulge in different delights – prawn parcels for … Continue reading

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Wrestling red tape

Amidst a frenzy of packing, the Congolese visa story has managed to stretch over yet another week. Visa applications to both DRC and the Republic of Congo a.k.a. Congo Brazzaville both require an accompanying letter of invitation from a resident … Continue reading

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Countdown underway!

In typical Sampson style, we are rollercoastering towards the finish line of preparations. Last Monday, Big Reg failed the first roadworthy – not on all the things we were worrying about, but on brakes. After Mark spent a day consulting … Continue reading

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Sandown save the day

On Friday, Sampson went to Sandown Mercedes truck dealership in Montague Gardens to get Big Reg looked over on the way to the roadworthy, and they discovered a very small oil leak that turned out to be a bolt which broke … Continue reading

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World Environment Day press launch

The press launch took place yesterday at Cafe Roux in Noordhoek, and luckily the rain held off long enough for the cameramen and ladies to get their shots – look out for coverage from today marking World Environment Day in … Continue reading

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