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EPISODE 45 - THE SAINTS PART 1 - ROOKIES - Mud Between Your Toes - 20 May 2020

EPISODE 45 - THE SAINTS PART 1 - ROOKIES - Mud Between Your Toes - 20 May 2020

May 20, 2020

Episode 45. The Saints - Part 1: Rookies. https://mudbetweenyourtoes.podbean.com Joining the Rhodesian Light Infantry at 17 opened up a whole new kettle of fish. It was a year I was going to remember forever.

Photo: Peter Wood giving it the killer eyes look. ©Peter Wood

Sound affects ©AudioJungle

 #MudBetweenYourToes #PeterWood #Petewoodhk #RLI #RhodesianLightInfantry #Army #Rhodesia #TheSaints #3Commando #Commandoes

 

EPSODE 44 - CONVERSATIONS with MANDY RETZLAFF - Mud Between Your Toes - 13 May 2020

EPSODE 44 - CONVERSATIONS with MANDY RETZLAFF - Mud Between Your Toes - 13 May 2020

May 13, 2020

EPISODE 44 – CONVERSATIONS with MANDY RETZLAFF – Mud Between Your Toes. In 2001, Mandy and Pat Retzlaff bore the brunt of the Zimbabwe land invasions. This is Mandy’s extraordinary story and how they managed save nearly 300 horses and eventually getting 104 horses into neighbouring Mozambique, where they now run a successful horse safari.

Photo: Mandy and Brutus. © Amanda Retzlaff

#MudBetweenYourToes #PeterWood  #Petewoodhk #MozambiqueHorseSafari #HorseVolunteer #MandyRetzlaff #104Horses

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EPISODE 43  CONVERSATIONS with LINDIE HENSMAN, “the elephant whisperer” - Mud Between Your Toes - 06 May, 2020

EPISODE 43 CONVERSATIONS with LINDIE HENSMAN, “the elephant whisperer” - Mud Between Your Toes - 06 May, 2020

May 6, 2020

EPISODE 43 – CONVERSATIONS with LINDIE HENSMAN, THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER. Mud Between Your Toes. In this episode I talk to my cousin Lindie about fleeing Angola, her beloved elephants and love letters.

Photo: Lindie Hensman with Lindiwe. They shared a deep and special bond. © Lindie Hensman.

WWW.ADVENTURESWITHELEPHANTS.COM

WWW.ELEPHANTWHISPERS.CO.ZA

#MudBetweenYourToes #PeterWood  #Petewoodhk #LindieHensman#elephants #elephantswhispers.co.za #AdventuresWithElephanrs #BelaBela #HazyView

 

EPISODE 42 - PARADISE ISLAND - Mud Between Your Toes - 29 April 2020

EPISODE 42 - PARADISE ISLAND - Mud Between Your Toes - 29 April 2020

April 29, 2020

EPISODE 42 – PARADISE ISLAND – Mud Between Your Toes.  I chat about the now abandoned Santa Carolina island off the coast of Mozambique. In the 1960s and early 70s this idyllic island was host to the rich, the famous, hippies, adventurers and a few farmers!
Photo: The old man and the sea. My dad and brother, Duncan, Paradise island, early 70s. © Peter Wood 

#MudBetweenYourToes #petewoodhk #peterwoodhk #mozambique#ParadiseIsland #Bazaruto #Inhambane #SantaCarolina #Vilanculos

EPISODE 41 - CONVERSATIONS with LOUISE STOBART - Mud Between Your Toes - 22 April, 2020

EPISODE 41 - CONVERSATIONS with LOUISE STOBART - Mud Between Your Toes - 22 April, 2020

April 22, 2020

EPISODE 41 – CONVERSATIONS with LOUISE STOBART. I chat to Louise Stobart, currently in COVID-19 quarantine in Auckland following their evacuation from Vanuatu, after the devastating cyclone Harold. Louise and I also discuss her successful African Shona sculpture business, Birdwoods.

Photo: Louise and husband, Bruce, on board a New Zealand Hercules, following cyclone Harold. Vanuatu, April, 2020. © Louise Stobart.

#MudBetweenYourToes #Zimbabwe #Rhodesia #petewoodhk @peterwoodhk #Lulasonaore #Vanuatu #CycloneHarold #Birdwoodsgallery.co.nz #category5cyclone #aoreisland #lovevanuatu #givealittle.co.nz #pacificpathways

EPISODE 40 - CONVERSATIONS with Larry Norton - Mud Between Your Toes - 15 April, 2020

EPISODE 40 - CONVERSATIONS with Larry Norton - Mud Between Your Toes - 15 April, 2020

April 15, 2020

EPISODE 40 – CONVERSATIONS with LARRY NORTON. International wildlife artist, Larry Norton, speaks to me in “conversation” from his studio in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe about childhood, painting, wildlife and conservation in southern Africa.

Photo: Artist, Larry Norton at work in one of the world’s most spectacular locations – Victoria Falls.  © Tami Walker. Sound effects ©Audiojungle #MudBetweenYourToes #Zimbabwe #Rhodesia #petewoodhk @peterwoodhk #LarryNorton #LarryNortonArt #wildlife #art #VictoriaFalls #TheLongSandsOfGonarezhou  #TamiWalker

 

 

EPISODE 39 - HORSEY BIT - Mud Between Your Toes - 08 April, 2020

EPISODE 39 - HORSEY BIT - Mud Between Your Toes - 08 April, 2020

April 8, 2020

EPISODE 39 – HORSEY BIT. Pony clubs, paperchases and the dreaded gymkhana. The horrors of the Christmas holidays - for me anyway..

Photo: Me riding Piccolo, M’sitwe farm, circa 1965. My sister, Mandy in the trough. © Peter Wood.

Sound effects ©Audiojungle

#MudBetweenYourToes #Zimbabwe #Rhodesia #petewoodhk @peterwoodhk #horses #gymkhana #ponyclub #paperchase

 

EPISODE 38 - WOODS HIT EUROPE - Mud Between Your Toes - 01 April, 2020

EPISODE 38 - WOODS HIT EUROPE - Mud Between Your Toes - 01 April, 2020

April 1, 2020

EPISODE 38 – WOODS HIT EUROPE. In 1979, travel restrictions were lifted after 14 years out in the cold. My brother and I hit Europe – we had been living life in a time capsule and Greece, Spain and Switzerland were quite simply, an alien world.

Photo: My brother Duncan, dressed to the nines prior to embarking on a 22-hour flight to Athens, via Lisbon and Rome. We believed people still dressed up when travelling. © Peter Wood.

Sound effects ©Audiojungle

#MudBetweenYourToes #Zimbabwe #Rhodesia #petewoodhk @peterwoodhk #Greece #Switzerland #Spain

 

 

 

 

EPISODE 37 - SALAD DAYS - Mud Between Your Toes - 25 March, 2020

EPISODE 37 - SALAD DAYS - Mud Between Your Toes - 25 March, 2020

March 25, 2020

EPISODE 37 – SALAD DAYS. Thursday nights at the country club, weekends with my gang, known as the Hoods, James Hughes and friendships forged.

“We were young and we were green as the leaf on the tree / For these were our salad days.”

Photo: Good friend and life of the party - James Hughes, 1961-1987. © Ann Francis

Sound effects ©Audiojungle

 #MudBetweenYourToes #Mvurwi #Umvukwes #Zimbabwe #Rhodesia #petewoodhk @peterwoodhk

EPISODE 36 - CONVERSATIONS with DR ELIZABETH PISANI - COVID19 - Mud Between Your Toes - 20 March, 2020

EPISODE 36 - CONVERSATIONS with DR ELIZABETH PISANI - COVID19 - Mud Between Your Toes - 20 March, 2020

March 20, 2020

EPISODE 36 – CONVERSATIONS with DOCTOR ELIZABETH PISANI. With an over-load of information and plenty of conspiracy theories surrounding COVID-19, Elizabeth, an epidemiologist, academic researcher and the director of Ternyata Ltd., a public health consultancy based in London, UK, investigates the ways in which politics, economics and culture influence public health. She talks to me from London about  Corona virus (COVID-19) and other epidemics such as HIV/AIDS. She has written 2 books - Indonesia Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation, and The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS, and her TED Talk "Sex, drugs, and HIV - let's get rational" describe the ways in which politics, religion and culture can outweigh scientific evidence in decision-making about HIV prevention.

Pisani is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King's College London's Policy Institute, an Honorary Professor in the Department of Population Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a Fellow of the School of Health Policy and Management at Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

Photo: Dr Elizabeth Pisani. © Elizabeth Pisani.