Saturday, 20 November 2010

Inclement weather for the MEI barbecue

Back row: Me, Johan Wiese, Barbara, Richard Beck, Rose Franzidis, J-P Franzidis, Gavin Becker
Front row: Angela Beck,Sue Harrison, John Harrison, Megan Becker, Anna Becker, Jenny Wiese
The weather in Cape Town today has been atrocious, but a short window in the rain allowed me to braai (BBQ) tonight for our guests from the University of Cape Town, including 3 MEI Consultants, Prof. Sue Harrison (Biohydromet), Prof. J.-P. Franzidis (Flotation) and Dr.Megan Becker (Process Mineralogy). Also present were Richard Beck and his wife Angela,who live a short distance from our timeshare cottage in Noordhoek. I have known Richard, who is with AMIRA,since 1993, and knew that he was once President of the SAIMM, and editor of the SAIMM Journal, but I only found out tonight that he arrived in Africa in 1969, the same year as Barbara and me, and that, among his many talents, he was once ranked number 3 in UK as a 400 metres athlete.

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