If you find the text too small to read on this website, press the CTRL button and,
without taking your finger off, press the + button, which will enlarge the text.
Keep doing it until you have a comfortable reading size.
(Use the - button to reduce the size)

Today's quote:

Monday, December 28, 2020

"When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over." (Audrey Hepburn)


Having just made a cup of tea for myself - as well as for somebody - made me think of Audrey Hepburn and "The African Queen" starring Katharine Hepburn (the two are NOT related) and the bizarre Battle of Lake Tanganyika.

The movie, of course, is based on C.S. Forester's eponymous novel, but neither novel nor movie bears more than a passing resemblance to the reality which is explained in Giles Foden's book "Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure - The Bizarre Battle of Lake Tanganyika" (which comes with the tag line "the incredible true story that inspired the classic film").


(Also published under the title "Mimi and Toutou Go Forth")
To read it, click here, then SIGN UP (it's free!), LOG IN, and BORROW


Quite a jump, isn't it? From Audrey Hepburn to Katharine Hepburn to the "African Queen" to Mimi and Toutou. It all started with making a cup of tea for someone. You should try it sometime. Make it ginger and lemon.

Googlemap Riverbend