Friday, October 3, 2014

A meal with a long-legged lady!

As most of you know, I have been working for the last 3 months at a Coffee Shop in Harare. This has led to a decrease in the number of blogs posted because, well, not much to report and no point in posting pictures of coffee-sipping ladies, is there? They look the same the world over, and not too much of interest for my international audience. I have now left the coffee shop, and have moved to a place which should provide much grist to my blogging mill. Here is my old haunt . . . . 

The days before I left were interesting because we had to build a wall and smash through existing structures to make a passage-way to the toilets. This was how the shop looked on the day I left.

So I have now left Freshly Ground and moved to a new job about an hour from Harare, where I have taken up the position of Hospitality Manager for a group of Lodges and Houseboats; right now I am based at the main lodge. This is where I shared a meal yesterday with an incredibly long-legged lady. This is the entrance to the dining room at my new place of work - we had 25 for dinner last night and set up a buffet.

This is the dining room by night - with the swimming pool in the background. The sound of frogs in the river that flows in front of the lodge, the night-jars in the bush, and the occasional crashing of a buffalo through the thorn scrub outside, make for an interesting dinner.

But it wasn't a dinner I had with the lady - it was a lunch. 

And it wasn't inside, it was outside. 

An alfresco affair, you might say.

So who was this long-legged woman with legs that go all the way up to everywhere who had lunch with me? Well - I managed to snap a photo of her arriving for our date. Her name is Jasmine, and she has legs like you would not believe . . .

Here is a picture of my lunch date with Jasmine - though it was quite a limited menu and I didn't eat that much because the menu consisted of horse cubes!

The question is this - where am I working now?

And - will you come and visit Jasmine and me?

Have a great day!!


  1. Found you at last (my 10 year old Dell XP died taking all my bookmarks with it, as they do). Rediscovered you through a colleague on the Mozambique side near Mutare.
    And LinkedIn - please update! Best wishes from Dorset, England.

  2. Hi Simon,

    We are waiting to hear from you!

    Miss you!


  3. Simon,

    We haven't heard from you in nearly three weeks. I hope you are enjoying your new position.

    Waiting to hear from you!

    Tucson, AZ

  4. Hi Simon,

    We are getting worried about you again! I hope you and your family are doing well. Waiting to hear from you!

    Tucson, AZ