Brendan Seery
Deputy Editor
3 minute read
5 Jul 2020
8:32 am

Lockdown has me longing for the simple things in life

Brendan Seery

The bush is the place where I get entertained by the impossibly close skies in the clear night sky, instead of TV and the internet.

Picture: Brendan Seery

One of my favourite winter amusements is to phone, if I can, somebody in Joburg and commiserate with them about what’s it’s like to shiver in sub-zero temperatures while I put my feet up at a braai fire outside, enjoying the peace of the African bush complemented by a spicy shiraz. The response is not always polite – as when my former secretary swore at me as I spoke to her, in shorts and a T-shirt, as I was turning the steak on the braai at Halali camp in Etosha National Park in Namibia. I’d lived in Gauteng for 30...