Monday, March 13, 2006

In Michaela's footsteps

Thanks to The Beep, I have now become acquainted with the delightful and clearly sensible Michaela Strachan's doings in this her "new home town". It seems Michaela has been with us a while and one of her jobs is the Wildlife Film Academy in Cape Town, launched in January, where Michaela is a tutor, perhaps explaining to students how to crack it as a presenter of The Really Wild Show or Elephant Diaries, of which I wot not. A host of other TV or film microcelebs with a connection to the wildlife thingy are also on board. So the wildlife are about to be overrun with students from the academy, waving DV cameras and sound booms. They'll probably all emigrate to Mozambique.

But Michaela is all right in my book. She says: "Table Mountain is a special place, full of raw energy, and a walk up the mountain at full moon is a magical experience. We normally start at Kirstenbosch Gardens and walk up Skeleton Gorge. It’s not for the unfit – the first half hour is a bit of a killer. You can take a bottle of wine and watch the sunset on one side of the mountain and the moonrise on the other. The trick is not to miss the last cable car back down."

Yes, we love that walk too, Michaela. And I'm sure you have a killer walk of your own. All those sexy pictures I found on Google! Now that is really wild.

6 Comments:

Blogger First Nations said...

OO! I knew it! I've just started following the Elephant Diaries show yesterday and in part because the girl presenting it was so agreeable. Ms. Strachan is a very genuine person and quite likeable in her role; not the usual wincing and gurning t*** one sees hosting wildlife shows whilst trying to preserve their makeup.

8:04 PM  
Blogger the Beep said...

Hurrah.

And Elephant Diaries good. Have Kleenex on stand by.

x

12:24 AM  
Blogger surly girl said...

i saw ms strachan at the eden project in cornwall about 4 years ago. she was trying to do a piece to camera and kept being thwarted by waving fourteen year olds. was a joy to behold (i don't like her much. her face is too big).

2:37 PM  
Blogger DavetheF said...

Actually, movie stars all have large heads apparently.

7:13 PM  
Blogger BiScUiTs said...

Large heads?! That sounds scary!

3:07 PM  
Blogger Spinsterella said...

I met Michaele Strachan when I was in Borneo - they were filming for the Really Wild Show. I kept getting flashbacks to 'The Hitman and Her' though which made me giggle inappropriately.

1:27 PM  

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