BILTONG & POT-ROAST
WHO IS ANDRÉ FOURIE?
With every fibre in his body, André Fourie is a Vrystater (someone from the Free State province in South Africa) who, due to circumstances beyond his control, lives in England (only his body, though). In view of the fact that he does not like to talk about himself in the third person, he will now switch to first person. SWITCH. There we go, much better. At this point I feel the need to apologize for any spelling or grammar mistakes throughout this blog.
English is not my mother tongue, so please curb the urge to correct any errors, as I do not aspire to upgrade my English skills (OK, that’s a lie, or just me trying to hide my ineptitude – is that the right word? – to master this beautiful language). Besides, this website is more about sharing a passion I have for… well just about everything. * Don’t get me wrong, I do have my preferences; things I value more than others like (in no particular order!) rugby, my dear wife (the love of my life), our children (my pride and joy!) and a braai (that’s BBQ for all you non-South Africans – including you, little spell-checker-friend who dwells in my computer).
But life’s too short not to try, investigate and sample the exciting (and sometimes poignant) hand-outs every new day brings. This is an invitation to join me around my braai-fire and endulge in life’s offerings.
(My name suggests that my French ancestors went to South Africa in the 18th century, but… yes, there they met the Dutch, Koi, English, Xhosas, Portuguese, Zulus and all the other colours of the future rainbow nation).
* And to promote my latest book!
See Unemployment, You and God’s Rescue Ladder (on the left)