Finger sandwiches and a touch of history

Trip Start Sep 15, 2012
Trip End May 01, 2013

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sauna tent ejected us early so we treated ourselves to a cooked breakfast.. Tash 2  Paula 0….and settled down to relax for the day ahead of High Tea at The Victoria Falls Hotel this afternoon.

Got ready and walked over with the Kiwi girls and Steph to the posh hotel where we ordered Earl Grey (bottomless cup!) and were given a three tiered cake stand with a selection of finger sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, and a variety of cakes - a nice civilised contrast to the usual drill - well, that was until Jane commented that our waiter was a good cook which he misunderstood and started repeating in a loud voice that he was 'a good cock!' much to the embarrassment of our fellow high tea posse!

After this we ordered a cocktail - Vikki choosing a frozen Daiquiri, Paula opting for a Zambezi Sparkler - and we took in the view and ambience. Way off in the distance we spotted a steam train travelling over the bridge - this containing the remainder of our group on a sunset booze ride! We, of course, only ever choose the more elegant options...

After our cocktails, and once Jo and Kelly had finished their afternoon tea, we headed for Lola's Tapas Bar and had several glasses of Sav Blanc whilst being treated to a show of African drumming, dancing, fire-eating and fiery poi - it was great fun and we got to see the aftermath of the train boozers returning from their trip staggering up the road and slurring quite a bit.

Returning to Shoestrings we watched France annihilate Australia in the rugby (as Anand put it 'A tactical defeat of an almost assured victory - whatever!) and we partied some more safe in the knowledge that England secured the win over Fiji....

The cheap booze at Shoestrings was starting to take it's toll and some of the locals were transforming into drunk arseholes - their failing attempts of trying to 'bag a white bird' were getting a little tiring so we went to bed when the music finished. Back on the road again tomorrow....
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annewardell on

Very ladylike, girls! Living it up, instead of bungeeing down! xxxx

PS: been trying to phone you, Paula - please will you ring me when you get chance, darling? xxxx

scouski on

Hey Mummy! Go-Sim doesn't appear to work in Namibia but will call from the other phone later. Love you loads.xx

Sue on

Sounds and looks like a fab day with lots of treats for the tummy! You're both looking really brown!

NutterWutter on

Can I just say, that you have been away for months now, and not once have you been on the booze train, always the ones watching them arrive home!!! Then I see that my request for less animals and food has not happened, but I did enjoy hearing about egg benedict. I am in some way looking forward to asia, when you will be back in the land of debauchery (spelling), but also very gutted at how good a life you are living. Because at the moment I am very happy to hear about all the insects, which are making me not jealous. Anyhow keep enjoying my friends, back in England I have been accepted for a mortgage, how times change! Hello Cystal Carrington. x

scouski on

Didn't think they were handing out mortgages to Aileen Wournos/Baby chimp lookalikes these days but I guess if Kenny got one...congratulations, my friend! House party! The reason we don't attend the organised p*ss ups is because they are usually overpriced and underboozed - don't think for one second that we are depriving ourselves! And if you want ome stories of insects - just wait for South America! Tarantula time! Love you Nutkins...xx P.S Who is 'Cystal Carrington'??!

Tash on

Eat more gals! Eat more!!!!

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