This last weekend I spoke to the Pioneer Society about the new research i have been doing into the life of Countess Billie - the first white woman to enter Mashonaland.
It was a happy meeting with over thirty people - all descendants of the first pioneers to enter this country. What wonderful people,they are - having experienced losses and hardship they are still proud of their heritage.
They are staying here - nothing will move them. I take my hat off to each and everyone of them.