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    May 2022 Newsletter Reprint – The Boabab Tree and Me

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo. A huge welcome back to my Untamed Unexpected Unforgettable safari. At this time of year particularly, my bi-continental inclinations and my *baobab tree existence, become significantly confusing. When May rolls in, my northern hemisphere world is budding and alive. In our home in Florida, there is an abundance of babies. Wee birds learning to fly, baby squirrels learning the rules of the road, and recently sparse trees have become gloriously abundant with the promise of more leaves on the way. But May in the southern hemisphere is quite different. Everything is dying. Trees are dismally bare; animals are putting final touches on their plans for…

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    April 2022 Newsletter Reprint – Let’s Celebrate Friends

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo and welcome to my camo jeep. Thank you for spending time to celebrate the privilege of having “Zebra” the novel released as an AUDIO BOOK with me. Isn’t it fabulous to hear Peter Noble through the jeep’s speaker system?   Zebra Audiobook Jill Wallace – YouTube Thank you to the lovely Pauline Baird Jones for creating this adorable video for me! To say Peter is ‘narrating’ “Zebra” (the audio) is a dismal understatement. This famous talent, winner of The Audie and The Rone is ‘LIVING’ “Zebra”. Peter Noble’s incredible ear for accents, and his innate ability to bring characters to life, makes for a mesmerizing…

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    March 2022 Newsletter Reprint – A Delicious, Sweet and Savory Email…

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo, and welcome to my camo jeep! How grateful I am that you’ve joined me in my Untamed, Unexpected, Unforgettable world. Just as if you were sitting in Oprah’s audience in the days of plenty, you’ll find a gift under your seat of my jeep today. :o) Cars are so cumbersome to be sent digitally. :o) Gas is horrendously expensive, and since we must be mindful of the planet, your prize has no wheels—but it’ll give you and your loved ones more than one exotic culinary trip! So, just for you, the tried and tasted Untamed Cookbook, simmering with delicious South African dishes for you to…

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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…

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    December 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Hellooooooooo, and welcome again to my shiny, camo jeep with the notes of “Auld Lang Sein” welcoming you aboard. Another year of challenges we were forced to overcome, but very soon a brand spanking new 2022 will dawn, and we must prepare ourselves to take on this challenge. 2021 has turned me into a crusty old lion. Once virile and popular with lionesses, he’s now scarred and tired as he limps from pride to pride with his own pride long gone, just trying to fit in. But each time he’s ousted by young and virile kings who can better serve the lionesses who hunt for him.…

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    April 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    This is a reprint of the April 2021 Newsletter – to get the news before anyone else, make sure to sign up for my newsletter! ~~~~~ Hellooooooo again, my friend! So thrilled you’re letting me share my Untamed, Unexpected, Unforgettable world with you again. April is bidding us a fond adieu and spring has sprung. All things new and fresh abound. May this find delightful new beginnings and fresh starts being offered to you, with outstretched hands. Go on, grab them. Our only guarantee of time, is NOW. After three long years of gestation – Zebra will be born imminently. In that time, we could have birthed an African elephant (645 days),…

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    South African Artist Veronica Prins

    I chanced upon this amazingly gifted South African painter. She doesn’t market her work, but she sells her art. I thought it was time I took her out of the closet and shared her with YOU. These are the works of VERONICA PRINS. Remember the name. I know you won’t have any trouble remembering her art. If you’re interested, please send me an email –  jill@jillwallace.com – or shoot me a note via the contact page on this website, and I will put you in touch with Veronica. There is nothing in this for me other than a great pride in a talented fellow South African. ~~~~~

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    March 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    This is a reprint of the March 2021 Newsletter – to get the news before anyone else, make sure to sign up for my newsletter! ~~~~~ Helloooo again! As always, a sincere thank you for coming to spend a little time on my camo-colored jeep so we can go on a mini- adventure together. In this world, I strive to unleash an Untamed experience, or share something Unexpected or ponder something that might become Unforgettable to you.  You see, I live in hope and optimism. It keeps me going. March is on its way out, but before it slips away, look out for your gifts folklore promises March will deliver.…

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    February 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    This is a reprint of the February 2021 Newsletter – to get the news before anyone else, make sure to sign up for my newsletter! ~~~~~ Hellloooooo and welcome back to my UNTAMED * UNEXPECTED * UNFORGETTABLE world. I hope you had a divinely memorable Valentine’s Day, but most of all, I wish you love every day. Even if it’s a lick of your hand by a faithful pooch or a purr in response to your devoted touch, know that you are loved. Moviemakers call the earth-shattering scenes in a script ‘moments’ whether someone dies or someone comes to a startling realization. Of course, there have to be tons of ‘moments’…

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    Father Christmas South African Style

    Growing up in South Africa we didn’t have Santa. We had Father Christmas who still pops in to see us every year if we’re lucky ;o) Much like the U.S.A., South Africa is a melting pot of immigrants. The only real natives of South Africa are the San or Bushman people, so over the years we South Africans have merged traditions with those around us. ‘Monkey see, monkey do’, has made us marvelously adaptable. To that point, when we lived in South West Africa (before it was Namibia) there wasn’t a German person in our broadest circle, but my family adopted the tradition of giving gifts on Christmas eve from…