Share Your World – 28 May 2018

Here is my contribution to this week’s Share your world from Cee

If you were to pack a basket for picnic lunch, what would be in your basket?

As we often cater outdoors in game reserves I have the following permanently packed in two baskets – flask, mugs, plates, bowls, cutlery, chopping board, table cloth, frying pan, coffee plunger, pan, tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper and Ina Paarman rosemary and olive seasoning.

We usually stop at a picnic site for brunch rather than lunch so in a cooler bag I will have eggs, bacon, tomatoes, bananas and milk.  If I were to be packing for lunch I would like to have Banting crackers, chicken liver pate, cold roast chicken and a Greek salad in a sealed container.   I would also have a small snack pack containing containing nuts, biltong, dried sausage and Banting cookies.

There would also be a good supply of bottled water as it gets hot in Africa!

On a vacation what you would require in any place that you sleep?

Most of my vacations are spent in our caravan which has a very comfortable bed.


King-size caravan bed – big enough Grandpa and The Kids!

In addition I require the ablutions to be clean and functioning.  So far I have had few problems but just in case, my caravan has it’s own water supply, shower and chemical loo.

When I stay in a hotel or B&B my needs are few.  The room must be clean and the linen  of good quality.  I would also appreciate it if the room was non-smoking,  air conditioned in summer  and heated in winter, please.  It has to be at least as comfortable as my caravan.

If you were to buy a new house/apartment what is the top three items on your wish list?

I’m happy with my home and I can live with it exactly as it is for the rest of my life. But this is Share Your World so if I had to start again this is what I’d want.

  • A State of the Art Kitchen – marble top counters, beautiful cabinets, easy to clean floors, fancy appliances.
  • A Jacuzzi in the bathroom
  • A sea view



What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

I woke to the sound a good rain on Thursday morning.  Not just a spit and a spot but a really good downpour.   I prayed that Cape Town was getting it too and I found out later that indeed they were.  There was more rain on Friday but Saturday and Sunday were sunny and warm.  I felt guilty for enjoying the sunshine after all the cold and rain.

Today, (Monday) we came to Cape Town and were delighted to find it pouring again for most of the day.  May it be a very wet winter so that the dams can fill and Day Zero be completely avoided.

day zero.jpg



2 thoughts on “Share Your World – 28 May 2018

  1. Oh boy that is really a beautiful kitchen. I would love to have one like that. Long time since I have had a picnic but your basket is what I would also have in mine. Enjoy.

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