Tick

This morning I picked this little beast off my leg. If you look closely, you can see a chunk of my white flesh in its jaws. It is an ixodid or hard bodied tick, a parasitic arachnid. I’ve had tick borne fever twice in Africa. Apparently there are 13 different strains in Swaziland, and catching… Continue reading Tick

Gathering of the Clans

Her Excellency, Mrs Judith Macgregor CMG LVO, High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa, and Mr Frank Pettit, Honorary Consul to Swaziland, held a reception last night for all Britons living in Swaziland at the Malkerns Country Club. I was keen to go and broaden my social horizons. Social life in Manzini is not… Continue reading Gathering of the Clans