You get The World:
You get Africa (a lot bigger than you’d think):
and then you get South Africa at the bottom tip, with the Free State in red:
and then in the Free State you get the important village of Harrismith in the east:
The village is guarded by this lovely mountain, our childhood playground:
Here’s the rest of Platberg, seen from the eastern edge of town. To the right of this is Kings Hill upon which is the maternity home in the B&W feature pic, which stood till 1955, then was demolished just after I was born there. Wasn’t my fault.
There’s this house:
and in the wintry back garden MY BEDROOM (or ‘country mansion’) on the left:
I left my dog Jock the Staffie behind:
he didn’t really like that:
oh, and I also left family and friends behind:
I was on my way to darkest America!