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Re: For the Ex-Ascots have entertained angels unwares!

#121 Post by Ex-Ascot » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:04 am

We are sitting down quietly reading a book from our library. Then the two of them are going to cook lunch for us with what they can find in the kitchen. He is actually a very good cook.
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#122 Post by Woody » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:04 pm

I think that you should avoid any cheap buffalo meat offered by the locals :ymdevil:

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#123 Post by Ex-Ascot » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:18 pm

No it was fine all veggie in our solar oven.
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#124 Post by Cacophonix » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:19 pm

Woody wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:04 pm
I think that you should avoid any cheap buffalo meat offered by the locals :ymdevil:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-46136338

Einige iemand vir n stukkie dassie en waterblommetjiebredie gevolg deur wit mier konfyt!

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#125 Post by Cacophonix » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:48 pm

We have to persuade the Ex-Ascots to embrace exotic Southern African food.


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#126 Post by Hydromet » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:31 pm

Caco, Gurgle translate gives me "A simple person for a piece of dassie and water flower sprout followed by white ant jam!"

I suspect that this is a bit more literal than the real meaning. What is dassie? Do you really mean white ant jam, or is this a euphemism, like pearl jam?

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#127 Post by Cacophonix » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:56 am

You translation is basically correct hydromet, "Anybody for a piece of dassie and water flower stew with a white ant jam".

A dassie is a Rock Hyrax, commonly found over a large range in Southern Africa. The water flower bredie or stew is generally accompanied by lamb but any meat will do and I have had kudu and, yes, even dassie (not recommended by me) served to me accompanied by a salad on the side, which was dipped in a jam or sweet dressing which contained capers that were humourously called white ants. Real white ants are much loved by the baboons, ant eaters, birds and sundry other fauna but not generally by humans. The white ant, or termite, was immortalised by Afrikaans biologist, writer, lawyer and polymath Eugene Marais in his classic "Die Siel Van Die Wit Mier or rather The Soul of the White Ant, which is well worth a read.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug%C3%A8ne_Marais

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#128 Post by Hydromet » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:05 am

Thanks Caco, that all makes sense - I think.

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#129 Post by ian16th » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:17 am

Dassie's are indigent around my neck of the woods.

This is a pic I took of one.

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#130 Post by Woody » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:04 am

Apparently their closest genetic relation is the Elephant!
You’ve just ruined the boring and pointless comment I was about to make :((
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#131 Post by ian16th » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:22 am

Woody wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:04 am
Apparently their closest genetic relation is the Elephant!
You’ve just ruined the boring and pointless comment I was about to make :((
Well now you've put the clocks back, I'm 2 hours ahead of you! o:-)
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#132 Post by Ex-Ascot » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:01 am

Departure day. Mr Panic is checked in on line here to JNB. He is booked in on line from JNB to LHR but for some odd reason the system will not let him check his wife in. Now we are in a
panic about having to go landside at JNB to put her back through the system. He will not listen to me. At the end of the day they are 1st class BA. There will not be a problem, maybe.
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#133 Post by Ex-Ascot » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:24 pm

Couldn't write a better script if it was fiction. Mr Panic wanted to leave here about 3 hrs before departure. All in car and for some bizarre reason the battery was flat. Spare car in garage still. Our project manager was here so we calmly got the ship's battery and fitted it to the motor. Scraped Mr Panic off the roof of the car and carried on our way. Then he wanted to be in departures hours before he needed to be. Now by the pool with a pre-lunch scotch. They should be airborne now think we can hear it going past.
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#134 Post by Slasher » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:04 pm

I gotta admit I have a certain penchant for getting to airports early when booked on commercial flights because all of the damn potential fuccups that can occur from the house to aerobridge. Not so much flat batteries but the risk of sudden traffic jams, flat tyres and most of all the possibility of huge bloody queues at either the check-in counter, immigration, security, or all three.

I've missed flights because of of the above - though not all at once fortunately. Also by arriving early one can rush around slowly iso rushing around quickly. Maybe even have time for a quick beer or two.
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#135 Post by Cacophonix » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:42 am

Slasher wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:04 pm
I gotta admit I have a certain penchant for getting to airports early when booked on commercial flights because all of the damn potential fuccups that can occur from the house to aerobridge. Not so much flat batteries but the risk of sudden traffic jams, flat tyres and most of all the possibility of huge bloody queues at either the check-in counter, immigration, security, or all three.

I've missed flights because of of the above - though not all at once fortunately. Also by arriving early one can rush around slowly iso rushing around quickly. Maybe even have time for a quick beer or two.
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#136 Post by Hydromet » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:35 am

And you have time to meet 'interesting' people. :))

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#137 Post by Ex-Ascot » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:35 am

Then they left a bag in the overhead locker at JNB. Got it back but late into the lounge so less pop.
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#138 Post by Ex-Ascot » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:13 am

It gets better. Kind of assumed that it was their camera bag they had forgotten. They were hand baggage only. Turns out that she was carrying her bag off the aircraft. Mr Panic was carrying nothing. =))
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