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    February 2024 Newsletter Reprint – Hands, Hearts & Fun Stuff

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo, and here we are, together again in my Untamed, Unexpected, Unforgettable world. How happy that makes me. I hope it does the same for you. Three or more weeks before Valentine’s Day, hundreds of flights from Colombia and Ecuador delivered around 18,000 tons of flowers to the Florida hub in Miami this year. There were roses and carnations from Bogota; pompons, hydrangeas, and chrysanthemums from Medellin; and roses, carnations, and gypsophila from Quito to name just a few. All in the name of love. Or lust. Or hopefulness.   UNTAMED! But I reckon we should go back to basics. What happened to good old hand-holding? It’s free, you…

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    February 2022 Newsletter Reprint – Excerpts await you…

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo, and welcome back to my camo jeep! I don’t know about you, but my life’s been a hellofa ride lately, so, climb aboard and let you and me de-stress, and soak up nature’s wonders as we cruise along, reveling in the unmarred beauty around us. Deep breath in, as we welcome all things that make us happy, and out… letting go of all the nyagas (troubles/rubbish/poop/yukkie stuff) while we cruise through the living, breathing, beautiful tableau that is South Africa’s wild side. As we watch the elephant frolic and the flamingoes fly in sync, skimming the water with wide pink wings; and we hear the…

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    January 2022 Newsletter Reprint – It’s Summer in South Africa

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo again, and welcome back to my camo-painted jeep. It’s clean as a whistle thanks to the heavy rains in Gauteng (formerly the Transvaal) this time of year. It’s the height of summer in South Africa, and on our safari today the animals will be in their element as they show off, frolic and play, making the most of the newly created waterholes. You see, water is scarce in southern Africa, so when at last the rains come, all of us—mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and fish—celebrate.     Today we might see a herd of elephants trumpeting and playfully squirting each other as they convert…