The couple of days before Christmas Sophie and I spent with my good mate Dave and his girlfriend Wendy on Dave’s family farm. It is one of the very very few farms that have not been ‘acquired’ by the government, and is an absoutely beautiful piece of Zimbabwe, with wonderful Msasa bushland, big granite kopjes and picturesque dams, not to mention flourishing crops, a rare sight nowadays.

We spend the time watching game, and exploring the rocks looking for the many ancient paintings left by the bushmen people before they were wiped from existence. I also have another go with my speargun and come out with a couple of fish. In the evening we are treated to a stormy sundown followed by a spectacular lightning storm that we watched from the top of one of the granite hill.