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Weekend in Mutare

Hi All, I drove down to Mutare last Friday to join 32 other players in the annual Goldberg Bowls tournament – it’s been a long time since they’ve had so many competitors. The standard of play was high and very competitive – lots of fun and comradery. Eleven teams played a Round-Robin of 2 wood trips all day Saturday […]

Preserving Your Vehicle’s Resale Value

3 Minutes read… Cars are possibly our 2nd biggest financial asset so why not look after them? Our recent article helps by telling you how: Maintaining your vehicle’s resale value is crucial for getting the best return when it’s time to sell. Several factors influence a car’s resale value, and understanding these can help you […]

Emotions & Driving in Stressful Traffic Situations

Emotions & Driving in Stressful Traffic Situations In addition to the four widely recognized factors – drunk, drugged, distracted and drowsy driving – strong emotions are another major factor that increases the risk of a crash. When faced with challenging or unexpected traffic situations, most drivers, regardless of their age, become frustrated or angry. Besides […]

Harare Cycle Day

Hi All My late father was captain of his local Deeside Cycling club in Aberdeen way back in the late 1940s so we spent many a Saturday morning sitting beside him as he tried to explain to us four youngsters, the best way to fix a cycle chain or repair a puncture.  When we first moved back […]

Helensvale Cleanup

HI All The flight back from Brisbane via Dubai is a long one taking over 30 hours from door to door. However, Emirates has some of the more modern planes around with comfortable seating and excellent staff to cater for all your basic flying needs. Very little jetlag this time around.  It doesn’t take long for returnees […]

How to reduce the chances of breaking down in cold weather

How to reduce the chances of breaking down in cold weather Getting your car ready for the winter can save you time, stress and money – so all vehicle owners need to be prepared for winter driving conditions. Drive Zimbabwe Roadside Assistance sees a sharp increase in breakdowns when the weather turns cold, so it’s […]

Cairns 70.3 Half Ironman

Hi All I’ve written often, in the past, about how I like to plan my holidays around a major participatory sporting event. My youngest granddaughter, Hailey, is being christened here, in Brisbane, at the end of the month so I ended up competing in the Cairns Ironman 70.3 half ironman for a second time last […]

Sydney Bookshops

Hi All I flew down to Sydney this morning to spend time with my younger daughter and was duly picked up from the airport wondering what she and her partner had in store for us to do today.  Well, Dad, she responded, we are going to spend the morning touring all the leading bookstores in […]

B.S. LEON JUNE 2024

Dear Friends and Family As we gather together in spirit through this mid-year newsletter, I am reminded of a profound truth: love is the glue that binds us all. At BS Leon Trust, love is not just a sentiment; it is the driving force behind everything we do. It is what transforms our house into […]

Beware of internet scams when googling your insurance company

Beware of internet scams when googling your insurance company always have a close look at the link in case you’re about to call a scam line. Make sure it’s your insurance company and ask them to send you a tow truck company they trust. If you’re in a car accident, chances are you’ll be in […]

Sharing the road

We teach our children to share nicely. We want them to understand the other child’s point of view. When my children were young, I was forever explaining how their friend deserved a turn with the ball too. Being empathetic to other people’s needs is the glue of society. How then does this apply to driving […]

Australian Swimming Trials

Hi All My 3 kids spent most of their formative years in Brisbane, so I have travelled over here 32 times – I know the city fairly well! This time around I am visiting Australia to walk around the local park with my lovely, innocent, young granddaughters taking turns to sit on Grampa’s shoulders. Then at 5 pm […]

How to Stress Less in a Chaos Intersection Traffic Jam. Stay calm and centered amid bumper-to-bumper chaos. Navigating Road Construction Intersections: A Guide for Safe Driving

How to Stress Less in a Chaos Intersection Traffic Jam. Stay calm and centered amid bumper-to-bumper chaos. Navigating Road Construction Intersections: A Guide for Safe Driving Traffic congestion is a frequent source of stress, anger and anxiety — and the problem, like your car in a traffic jam chaos, isn’t going anywhere soon Spending hours […]

Col Dyke in Mt Aconcagua

HI All Retd. Colonel Lionel Dyke was a die-hard soldier who had a very successful military career. He knew his own mind and didn’t take fools gladly. Lionel joined the Rhodesian army when he was just 17, spending time in the RLI and RAR ending up commanding The Zimbabwe Parachute Battalion. He was awarded a […]

TIPS FOR PREPARING YOUR CAR FOR WINTER   

Winter is on its way with temperatures across Zimbabwe showing a gradual decline, into single figures in some places. While people will ensure they are protected against the cold, they forget about their vehicles, and that these valuable assets also need some care against the elements at this time of year. We would like you […]

Disruption to Traffic Flows During Construction. of Roads’ Improvements Projects?

Road construction presents many hazards for drivers. As roads narrow and lanes decrease, traffic will slow or come to a complete stop. Traffic patterns may change and drivers will have to deal with uneven surfaces and narrowed lanes bordered by barricades and signs. Drive Zimbabwe Roadside Assistance warned motorists to prepare for roadwork on several […]

ADMA Exhibition

Hi All The annual ADMA Exhibition is being held this week at ART farm starting Thursday Morning at 8 am. A couple of us from Bindu Media went along yesterday for media accreditation and to check out the preparations. ADMA was started about 8 years ago giving an opportunity for high-end providers of Agricultural equipment to […]

Falling Back to Shorter Days Means Taking Extra Care on the Road

Falling Back to Shorter Days Means Taking Extra Care on the Road It’s cold and dark, and everyone just wants to get “there” as quickly as possible. The above statement sums up a typical winter afternoon/evening quite well. It also hints at some of the problems ahead, for drivers, riders, and walkers alike. Now with the end of […]

Merging Lanes Safely

Merging Lanes Safely… 4 min read Merging collisions are more common than drivers realize. Gracious driving is the key to avoiding accidents and making merging safer on the roads. Ever tried merging lanes, one lane at a time? Or merging across multiple lanes? Or merging onto the highways? Exercise caution during merging, avoiding impromptu or […]

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Pamarah Lodge Vic Falls

Hi All Phil Scott Riddell was, until recently, a highly qualified commercial pilot with 30 years of airline and business corporate flying experience. He visited many different countries worldwide during his flying career, resulting in him overnighting in hotel accommodations boasting a large variance in standards. In 2016 Phil and his wife, Mornette relocated to […]

Nomads Nationals Golf

Hi All I’ve always believed that a good manager does not spend the whole workday sitting behind a desk with in-baskets that never seem to empty. One needs to regularly “Break the Pattern” of hard slog. Sometimes all it takes is a coffee date with a long-forgotten friend or business colleague.  Another way to do […]
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