This is a first for my blog: a photo of my father-in-law. Thankfully his finger is not pointing at me here. I am greatly blessed to have the parents-in-law that I have, which of course includes him. They have treated me with generosity and courtesy without fail. My father-in-law is a very interesting man, with a vast knowledge of the veld, and he makes many observations of human nature. People listen endlessly to his stories of heroism, perfidy, danger, humour, animal behaviour ... and much more besides. One of his favourite pastimes is listening to folk tales on the radio.