A morning walk on the beach beside the Indian Ocean followed by a river cruise – bliss!
Monthly Archives: April 2018
On our first full day here we woke to Nyala prancing about outside our window, spent the morning being immersed in the Zulu culture with a fabulous guide who took us first to a Primary School (where the 41 children in one class sang and danced for us. We were asked if we would sing or dance for the children. I sang Skinny Marinka for them and got a round of applause. D danced and was similarly rewarded!). ) Thence we went to a village where we learned a great deal of fascinating information about the local way of life and their customs.
The afternoon was a long walk through the woods and alongside the water at False Bay, quite a challenge!12,500 steps on my counter, 24.000 on someone else’s!
After 24 hours of travel we have landed up in Paradise! We are in Rondavels in iMfalozi Safari Park and were greeted by giraffes as the sun was going down.
Wifi is very unreliable here and we are out walking most of the day. I shall try to catch up as we go along.
It has been a morning of paddling pool and an afternoon of garden centre and homework, sewing and reading and for LiveWireT, a party to go to wearing her silver sandals.
Tomorrow evening we fly to South Africa so there may not be a post.
In Highgate, while waiting to meet a friend of many years, a Wedding Bus went by reminding us of Daughter No 2’s wedding 11 years ago when all the guests travelled from Marylebone Town Hall to the reception in just such a bus.
Walking to the pub where we spent a happy three hours catching up over lunch, was this basement garden, surrounded by scaffolding but bright and cheery in the sunshine.
Leaving the pub, this magnificent Cherry tree full of blossom attracted my camera.
We love the long train journey to London. After the hoohah of getting ready, the moment we step on the train we begin our adventure which starts with three days in London with family…….. Click on any photo for the captions and a bigger view.
We left Cornwall in 10C and arrived in London to 25C! Stepping off the air-conditioned train was like stepping off a plane in Greece! Last night we had no WiFi hence the late post.
It is always glorious to sing on a Thursday morning overlooking the Penryn River. The water was so still this morning, the reflections were almost perfect.
Walking up through Penryn from the Zed Shed, the planters are really colourful.
The Mural that I showed being painted last week is finished and beautifully summery.
We’ve been tidying again in the garden on one of our rare sunny days and I found this little spider which I am sure Ark will be able to identify!
I baked a cake using a new recipe today and it turned out very well indeed. It was a Birthday cake for a dear friend who will be 99 in a couple of weeks but we will be away on the date so we had a mini party this afternoon – Cornish cream tea followed by Chocolate, Date and Coffee cake, decorated with (edible) Primroses from our garden.
One of their three cats was curled up happily in a basket.
Nicky showed us around her potting studio and I photographed just one of her stunning pots.
The border outside was a riot of colours, yellow and purple in profusion.
PS. For those who read about my beautiful Chappelle plate a couple of days ago, I found the potters! I emailed and was truly delighted to get the following in reply.
“Thank you Sally. It’s a tray I personally did many years ago. I’m happy you are still enjoying it.
We closed Chappelle Gallery Jan 15th after 17 years. I was needing a break and we were wanting to do some things before we couldn’t.