Welcome to another post on “Tuesdays in Tshwane,” where I give you a little slice of life around the capitol city of Pretoria (nka Tshwane) South Africa.
Once upon a time, a writer held a contest, and there were many winners. The writer carefully created a Flat Stanley version of each winner, and took them on a journey to Victoria Falls. Today is the journey of one of those winners. Flat Harry, from West Virginia, USA, enjoys fishing, so Traveling MarLa created … More Paper Dolls at Victoria Falls
We came across this baby giraffe with its mother in Pilanesberg last year. One of the youngest we’ve seen yet.
I don’t think after living in South Africa that I could ever keep a caged bird. They are so incredibly happy flying in the trees, and fluttering back and forth to the feeder, and eating together as a large, social unit. Lately, love birds are my most abundant visitors.
Okay, so I didn’t win the penguin itself, but there were penguins involved! Last Christmas, as I mentioned yesterday, we spent the day at Ski Dubai. Well, that funky wonderland, Ski Dubai, has a penguin show, and they give away penguin art at the end of their show. The art is actually made by the … More Winning a Penguin… in My Lucky Hat
Sounds like he should be some sort of secret agent man, this “Snowman of Dubai.” Actually he’s simply a snowman, built by some fun visitors at Ski Dubai. This indoor snow park is located inside one of the largest malls in the world, The Mall of the Emirates. We spent last Christmas in Dubai, and … More The Snowman of Dubai
My December column has posted over at Expat Focus. Please take a moment to follow this link to read it, share it, and support my work there: Christmas Birds in South Africa And as always, a few more photos for my readers here, to accompany the column… In other news on this Manuscript Monday, I’ve … More Christmas Birds
We’re going camping this weekend. Just a couple nights in Limpopo Province, so I can finally see that big ol’ baobab tree with a bar in it where we originally planned to celebrate my birthday back in September. But with everything on that September trip list, we just didn’t make the baobab. We’re decked out … More Our Tent Mansion
Did you figure out where we’re going yet? I’m giving the final clues in today’s post. The following map is one: I’m also announcing the winner of the last contest for creating another special Flat Stanley. Congratulations to Leo R, of WalktoRio2016, who won the contest with this memorable entry: Morning Dew I woke up … More The Pee Poem
I came across this huge, artificial Baobab tree in Lynnwood Bridge last night, and I knew you would want to see it. How beautiful is this tree? Here in South Africa, the baobab tree is often used during the festive season in lieu of pine trees. You might remember I wrote a tiny bit about … More The Lighting of the…Baobab?