Posts tagged: Vuvuzela

V is for Victoria, Vineyards and Vuvuzela

Kudu Horn

My first V from Cape Town is the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a very colourful place as you can see from the ladies who had been singing with their choir.

And it is Victoria and Alfred, not Victoria and Albert. Construction on the harbour was begun by Prince Alfred in 1860, the first basin being named after him and the second after his mother, Queen Victoria. Read more ›››

Last Word

On England, the World Cup and the Vuvuzela from Dave Henson.

Vuvu Voluntary

The vuvuzela is now very much a must have instrument among the Yorkshire brass band fraternity, at least if my visit to Sheffield today is anything to go by.

We had been invited to my daughter’s for the day in honour of Father’s Day, that special date in the calendar when the patriarch is indulged. In my case this involved not having a lie-in or breakfast in bed, but an early trip to stock up at the shops followed by a pleasant drive in the sunshine across the Pennines. Read more ›››

Blow Your Horn

Five Live devoted an entire one hour phone-in about the merits or demerits of the vuvuzela. Okay, so it sounds like a demented bluebottle trapped in a lampshade, but I don’t think anyone in South Africa is going to take much notice. So if you can’t beat ’em… Read more ›››