Meet sisters Wendy (left) and Lisa McCance pictured above, guests on the most recent edition of The Chanters Lodge Experience with the Milli Jam Ingredient, our regular weekly radio show airing from 20.30 – 21.30 hrs every Sunday evening on Zambezi 107.7 fm, Livingstone’s leading local radio station. The show streams live on the internet too! Wendy and Lisa were spending a week in Zambia on holiday staying at Chanters Lodge.
Wendy is currently working for Desmond Tutu Centre for Leadership an NGO in South Africa as a project manager, Lisa works for London Borough of Croydon in economic development. The girls delighted in telling listeners about the Under The Spray Tour they had taken with Bundu Adventures on their very first day in Livingstone, the tour takes you in a raft right to the bottom of the Falls and can only be undertaken in the dry season. The day of the show Wendy and Lisa had taken the one day safari to Chobe National Park in Botswana which they had enjoyed, especially seeing elephants playing and swimming in the Chobe River. It had been hot but it had rained on their way back to Livingstone.
The music on the show was super. We opened with Noel Gallagher’s ‘What A Life’ from his hit solo album ‘High Flying Birds’ back to back with Cher Lloyd featuring Mike Posner – ‘With Ur Luv’. Milli Jam’s selection included ‘Bopemi’ by Ogga Family, ‘My Sunshine’ – Jane Osborne featuring PJ, Damian Marley’s ‘Set Up Shop’ and Jason Derulo’s ‘Fight For You’. Our oldie of the week was an issue! Regular readers and listeners will know we give away a weekly prize of a dinner for two at the lodge on the show to the first person to text us the name of the artist/s performing our ‘oldie of the week’. This week’s track was ‘Moving On Up’ by M People and could they get it? They could not! Richard 1 Listeners 0, I announced, laughing. We had nominations for everyone from Whitney Houston to Gladys Knight!
“Are you married”? Was Milli Jam’s predictable question to the girls early on in the show and both Wendy and Lisa told him they were not, nor were they spoken for and generally gave the impression that they were much too busy travelling, living life and having fun for ‘that sort of thing’. We laughed and hoped that one day they’d be swept off their feet by Prince Charmings. Milli Jam also wanted to know if they had any other activities planned for their time in Livingstone and they told him they would love to do the sunset cruise on Lady Livingstone, but for the next day or two they just wanted to relax.
Wendy revealed that she had actually been born in Lusaka when her parents had lived in Zambia in the 70’s, her dad had been a manager with Grindlay’s Bank. They had lived in lots of different countries as a result of their father working as an expatriate, including India, Australia and Kenya. These lively, intelligent, pretty girls were very much looking forward to their annual Christmas holiday with their parents this year, which would take them to Cambodia and Vietnam.
Asked where they would like to be and what they would like to be doing 10 years from now Lisa ‘had no idea and didn’t like thinking that far ahead’, Wendy hoped she’d still be working in the humanitarian field as she was now, and ‘making a difference’. Neither mentioned husbands or children.