Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Tonka hits the big time

Tonka, our Series III Land Rover (pictured) has been immortalised in print, in the pages of Land Rover Owner International, a UK-based publication which, funnily enough, is all about Land Rovers.

You can check out all things Land Rover at www.lro.com

I've written a story on our adventures in Africa with Tonka and if you want to read it you'll have to subscribe to the magazine (though you can get a sneak preview on the website).

If you're joining us from England (the magazine was kind enough to publish my blog address), then a big fat African/Australian welcome to you. Elsewhere on the blog you'll (hopefully) find enough to keep a Land Rover afficianado interested. Read on.

I'm enjoying getting back into freelance journalism, after way too long spent writing press releases and brochures in my day job (not that there's anything wrong with that, as it pays quite handsomely).

I'm on a bit of a roll, as in the last few weeks I've also had a travel story published in the Daily Telegraph (the London one, not the Australian tabloidy version). It's about Windhoek, which is a damn fine town, with brimming with lots of damn fine German-esque beer. The story is at
and I commend it, and the town of Windhoek to you all.

My very good friends at Pan Macmillan UK (what the heck, let's put their website and my listing for "African Sky" in as well http://www.panmacmillan.com/titles/displayPage.asp?PageTitle=Individual%20Title&BookID=401149 ) set up the Telegraph story for me, and have very kindly donated 10 copies of "African Sky" to Land Rover Owner International to give away to reader. I owe them all, especially Sandra, more than a few Windhoek Lagers.

In other news, I've just had word that the Sunday Times in South Africa will soon be publishing a story I wrote about the best houseboat in the world, the good ship "Return to Eden", which cruises Lake Kariba (there is a blog post about the boat somewhere here on this site).

Expect more links, more plugs and more travel stories from me, because this is all seriously good fun, unlike normal work.


Hann said...

Howzit Tony, jeez one can only say congrats, congrats, congrats. Well done! So much publications will certainly make you famous, LOL ;)
Let us know when your article is in the Sunday Times, I'll tell dad to go buy and read!
Sorry the research is going slow, couldn't get much info out of the other siders :(

Bec said...

Yay for Tonka! Looking very rugged and sexy in that pic, too.

Little Miss Moi said...

Dear Tony. I saw African Sky in Waterstone's in London. In light of your recent blog post, I made sure I looked out for it. (Spent two hours there book shopping, after six months of no english-language bookshops!)