Mollie booked the ‘Honeymoon Suite’ & the ‘Twin En-suite Cabin’ on the African Queen to celebrate her seventieth birthday. It was a complete surprise ……….. ‘her family had no idea where they were going until they arrived at the double gates with the ‘African Queen’ sign. It’s February 10th 2012 ……. the weather is Read the Rest..
Today is the 8th of January 2012 ……….. my sister Barbara’s birthday which is special, ‘because Barbara is special,’ but besides being Barbara’s birthday it’s also the day we are leaving for a three week holiday in South Africa, our first visit in seven years. I am so excited, mainly because I will be seeing Read the Rest..
As we were driving past a Shanty Town in Port Elizabeth this little Church caught my eye. The sign is not very clear but it reads …… ‘NEW SALVATION CHURCH OF GOD.’ I thought about St Margaret’s Church on Mapledurham Estate where I live and as you can see, both Church buildings are very different Read the Rest..
We celebrate New Year on the African Queen as a social gathering …….. we eat, we drink, we sing, we dance and we watch fireworks to mark the incoming year !! Our celebration starts from 5:00pm on New Years Eve with a complementary glass of BUBBLY!! Maureen & Richard Evens from Newbury enjoying their glass Read the Rest..
Christmas 2011 ………. It’s Christmas Eve and there is a bleak cold wintery feel about the weather, quite different from last year when the earth was covered in a blanket of snow. The area surrounding the African Queen is so quiet and so peaceful, although the river is dark grey and looks cold and uninviting Read the Rest..
Ruth Dance is our home group leader, thank you Ruth for organising the Christmas Lunch Party on the African Queen Ruth, Andy & Penny Jean, Conchita, Sue & Andy Buffet Lunch Ring the bell ………. lunch is ready!! Melony, Jean & David Sue looking very HAPPY!! Pat & Jean Conchita with a big smile Read the Rest..
It was so enjoyable celebrating a Christmas Party with our neighbours & people we have work with during the year Thank you Cherrie & Bobby for preparing all the food and running the Bar. Ring the bell ………. come & help yourselves to some nibbles Andy ….. the skipper of the African Queen with Mary Read the Rest..
Winter ‘Weekend Cruise’ aboard the African Queen on the 9th – 11th December. Earlier that same week there were 55 mile an hour winds, some trees had been uprooted in the area, I was praying the weather would improve, since we had had a bad experience on the African Queen in strong winds before. My Read the Rest..
Cherrie & Bobby ……….. the Crew on the African Queen Every Christmas they have a party for all their friends living in England They all bring something to eat …….. must say all the food looked delicious Sitting down to a feast I have never seen so much food Dan, Bobby, Martin, & Catherine Sherlyn, Read the Rest..
Jane’s fiftieth birthday celebration started at 2:00pm on Saturday 3rd December, organised by her husband Nigel. It was a family occasion with Jane’s mother Jennifer, her sister & brother in-law Debbie & Alan & the the rest were son’s & daughters of the two couples. The weather was a little bit windy but pleasant enough Read the Rest..