More than 16 hours after setting off, he'll get to Peterhead, where a proper haggis and a mealie
pudding supper awaits.
Doug explained how the officers in charge at Rorke's Drift, Lieutenants Chard and Bromhead, organised the defences with brilliant improvisation as they constructed walls made from bags of 'mealie
' (ground corn on the cob) and boxes of Army 'Biscuits, Brown' which were famously rock hard, nearinedible and practically bullet proof.
Seeking sanctuary behind barricades of biscuit boxes and mealie
bags, they held firm against a ceaseless onslaught that began at 4.20pm on January 22, 1879, and raged until dawn.
People with special dietary requirements won't feel left out either, with a wide range of items such as gluten- and sugar-free products on offer, including specialty cake flours, crumpet & pancake flours, pizza & waffle flours and polenta mealie
bread mix, to name just a few.
The letter reveals how, together with a comrade, he fortified the mission station by organising a makeshift barricade from 200lb (91kg) mealie
bags which were stacked 5ft (1.5m) high.
The following day, ACO Dunne picked up a delivery note for the mealie
bags and used it to write the letter to friend Captain WJ Warneford in Cape Colony in South Africa.
Cook that the price of mealie
meal rose every day but her pay remained the same.
"Because we are so used to mealie
pap as part of our daily diet, it is easy to forget that the significance of this food source is not only due to its availability and affordability, but that it is also a nutritious product in its own right.
I will send some of my own supply of mealie
meal and greens, and that last cut of meat, Mai Tamba, be sure to take it along, allow that to make it clear that Ester is, here, with me now.
Located on lively Vilakazi Street, it is just down the road from Nelson Mandela's old home, now a museum, and just up the road from the Sakhumzi Restaurant, a tour-guide's favourite where we finished off our trip with local delicacies of mutton stew and tripe, white "mealie
pap" or maize meal porridge and samp and beans (crushed corn kernels and sugar beans).
Most meals in Swaziland include mealie
, a ground corn porridge.
You are unravelled, handed over to warm brown arms and a smell of Lifebuoy soap and mealie