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Gogo Olive Animals adorn my wire baobab Christmas Tree; Fierce Hunters adorn my mantelpiece and Hearth!

My beloved Wire Baobab Christmas Tree is made by local craftsmen, and I use it every year in my African bush house, standing in front of our huge fireplace…​​ This year I have used extra special Gogo Olive knitted animals…. … Continue reading

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“wild dogs”; what’s in a name?…a rose by any other name would smell as sweet…

The debate: what to call African wild dogs, (if not just that….!) We are honoured to have viable packs of Lycaon pictus, (African wild dogs, aka Painted Wolves, aka Painted Dogs), in Zimbabwe. Although generally endangered over Africa, they are … Continue reading

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Cleome by any other name would taste as sweet…..good ‘slow’ food at Chilo Gorge!

Beautiful Cleome Gynandra is growing fast in our Gonarezhou area with the recent rain. Thomas Mutombeni, head guide at Chilo Gorge, says: “it is a food plant, the leaves of which the Shangaans cook and eat like spinach. Shangaans call it … Continue reading

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Lin Barrie Art -inspired by Florida and Texas…abstract landscapes and waterworlds…

My years of traveling have led me from painting in Africa to painting other fascinating landscapes, wildlife, cultures and people. Some of my favorite places being  the watery worlds of South Carolina for White Pelicans, the Texas coastline for seagulls….. … Continue reading

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Mahenye Sand Forest; Secret Paths and Millipedes; Special Birds and Botany

A trip to the Mahenye Sand Forest from Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge in the rainy season is a voyage of discovery…. First comes the ride through the Mahenye Village, a haven of big trees, hand painted huts and friendly faces…   This … Continue reading

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Atholl Brose- nectar of oats and whisky, sweetened with honey-A Scottish drink enjoyed all over the world , and especially at New Year

Atholl Brose–another New Year tradition which I enjoy,  this is truly a  Scottish brew….one I will create for New Years Eve at Chilo Gorge Lodge I soak oatmeal in water overnight and squeeze out the delicious milky extract…then local yummy honey goes … Continue reading

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Banksy’s Truck Full of Wailing Toy Animals Turns Up at Glastonbury

Let’s go back to slow food, locally produced and ethically treated! Such as the indigenous Nguni cattle which are hardy and happy animals of the South East Lowveld of Zimbabwe! PLEASE! Banksy’s Truck Full of Wailing Toy Animals Turns Up … Continue reading

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Portfolios, pedals, people and pop-ups-Painted Wolf Wines in 2013….

Read the link below and my further notes below that,  for a resume of the year 2013, an exciting and successful year in the life of Painted Wolf Wines and Zimbabwe’s wild dogs! Portfolios, pedals, people and pop-ups – Painted … Continue reading

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Frogs, mud and Grandbabies, Christmas tree and baobab tree…..

Back again at last, to Senuko in the Lowveld, where I find my summer flowering Sabi Stars in full bloom… Clive prepares stir fry lunch – chili noodles with chillies fresh from our garden… I make a white bean pate, … Continue reading

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After the Tusk Trust Talk, Cullen Skink with Mussels

Yum, immersed deep in the Scottish countryside, I make one of my favorite dishes…Cullen Skink….but I digress…     More than 500 guests listen to Clive, at the American Express Conservation Lecture 2013, a stunning event hosted by the Royal Geographic society… … Continue reading

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