Authors, Chris Marais and Julienne du Toit, stalwart journalists, poets, musicians, anti-fracking leaders, and all round awesome peeps tip their hats to some wonderful characters, including sculptor Frans Boekkooi, the Riel Dance Queen of Namaqualand, a donkey whisperer, the Water King of the Karoo and all sorts of fascinating characters.
Clearly Yelta loved her work, tirelessly dispensing orange juice and care to passengers all night, and soothing the fractious brat in the adjacent row whose mother snored on, oblivious. What a credit she was to the airline.
Cwe joined about 5000 dignitaries at the new BangKok Convention Centre for the glittering Thailand Awards ceremony presided over by Mr Weerasak Kowsurat, the Minister of Tourism and Sports. I was there to receive (modest cough) my Friend of Thailand award in the category of International Media, which was presented to me by Mr Kowsurat