Monday, March 30, 2009


This is the Motse Camp in the Tswalu Kalahari game reserve and I would love to have been there for earth hour on Saturday. Guarantee no electricity here! I got this photograph from the latest edition of my favourite TASTE magazine! Anyoo!

For those of you who don't or didn't know this year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming. For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

Got to spend an amazing evening with friends at Platanna. Around 8:20pm Vicky came outside with candles so that by 8:30pm we would be ready for "lights out"! The ambiance was amazing! We were having such a fab time that we forgot about not having lights on and this was around 11:00pm! But not all joined in the earth hour!

We had the Med Feast in the village this past weekend. Each restaurant had a Mediterranean country! We had Greece, Turkey, Italy, Portugal, Morocco & France so most of the restaurants were full. Bar Bar switched their lights off except for the kitchen which is cool because they needed to see what they were cooking! Most of, if not all, the restaurants in the valley use gas to cook on so one small light on in the kitchen wouldn't have made a huge dent in earth hour! I telephoned one of the restaurants, which was lite up like a Christmas tree, around 8:40 to ask if they knew about it, which they did but made excuses about candle power not being strong enough, the restaurant was full & blah blah blah! Candle lite dinners are so romantic especially if you think you are in France but the place was so lite up you would have thought you were in Las Vegas!

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