Hunter Gatherer

His Nibs, aka the Husband, got us all up at 5 this morning and drove us for two hours across the bush in order that we could eat breakfast somewhere different. And he could blat a few birds. For lunch. Or supper. Or whatever. The pot, anyway. Who needs Tesco, he’d say, when you can eat roadkill. Or similar.  My husband’s ancestral instincts are never far away: he’d be as happy living in a cave, wearing a bearskin and spearing mammoth for tea as he is living in a house with duck a l’orange in the oven. Indeed, he might be happier, were it not for the fact mammoth days would have meant he’d have been obliged to live without a fridge full of cold beer.

Whatever. We bounced our way the two hours back home, husband having satisified that primal hunter-gatherer thing men seem to harbour.  We met a roadside chameleon on the way and Hat gently hoisted him to safety, to the horror of several African women walking by; chameleons are unlucky as far as Africans are concerned.

Tomorrow I need to do some hunting-gathering of my own – to source loo paper and icing sugar …


8 Responses to “Hunter Gatherer”

  1. The Good Woman Says:

    Certainly more interesting than Tesco. And arguably fresher…

    I love chameleons too. I especially like the way they glow in torchlight at night. Maybe that’s why the taboo.

  2. Roberta Says:

    I can imagine said Chameleon going nuts trying to turn that pretty shade of pink!

    Glad to see you are back. I did so miss you.

  3. Gillian Says:

    Hiya… nice to see you surviving! And it’s good to see these pics appearing on your blog. Some learning curves are fun.

  4. Carolyn Says:

    So what happened to the chameleon in the end? Anything to do with Karma?

  5. reluctantmemsahib Says:

    Good Woman – must try that torch thing …

    Thanks Roberta; I know – Hat’s t’shirt probably gave poor thing a headache.

    Gillian – yup; surviving. Pics on account of first ever digital camera; feel very grown up – even tho kids have to teach me how to use it.

    Karma, Carolyn? Hadn’t thought of that.

  6. carol Says:

    Well done for taking pics with new camera – great to see the one of Hattie and chameleon – I heard that if you try to turn a chameleon red or pink it would explode on you – would have made rather a mess on that lovely fleece top!

  7. Kathleen Says:

    Good to see everyone made it back home safely.

  8. Equiano Says:

    I haven’t seen a chameleon in South Africa for years, yet they were very commonh 20 years ago – encroaching urbanisation probably. Take them home to your garden so they’re safe. Great photo.

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