Bye bye Mark and Julia…

By July 25, 2008February 7th, 20093 Comments

My friends Mark and Julia left for South Africa yesterday, and they’re clearly bonkers. South Africa, as I’m sure you know, is just beside Zimbabwe, the Worst Country In The World ™. It is also home to Johannesburg, proclaimed as one of the most dangerous cities in the world. We all met on Saturday at The Woolpack in Bermondsey Street to wish him and Julia well. Apparently they could be anything between 3 months and 2 years. I’m guessing that it may be sooner rather than later…


  • Jac says:

    I have some South African friends. Every time we meet up, they have new horror stories about car-jackings and armed robberies in South Africa, and they almost always end with cold blooded murders. My tip would be to buy a clapped out old banger (car, not sausage) to minimise the risk.

  • Wibbler says:

    Thanks for the clarification on the sausage/car confusion.

    One of my colleagues left South Africa in the last couple of years for undisclosed reasons. However, he does have a knife scar that runs from his right ear to his mouth…

  • Jac says:

    I think we’re heading to the conclusion that it’s not a safe place to be (which would be why half the population of South Africa lives in London now). I’m going to steer clear.

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