Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Eight Years Later

And 8 years after Lauren's first visit?
Here is that same 3 month old baby.
Now looking like Kenya's answer to Indiana Jones.
Ride 'em, cowboy!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Three L's

Lauren & Lucas stopped off in Kenya for 2 weeks.
On their way back from Arran & Kate's South African wedding.
We saw a lot of the 3 L's - Lauren, Lucas, and a Little'un!
Lauren first came here 8 years ago, to volunteer for 3 months.
That's when she met a certain 3 month old baby.
That baby's name was Gerro.
And the rest (as they say) is history.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

And What About Us?

And now (after all those babies & young 'uns) ...
for something completely different.
Two wonderful people at the other end of the age spectrum.
Mum & Dad, you don't look over a day over 100.
Keep taking the Complan!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hey, What About Me?

Say "hello" to Harry, Neesee's little sister.
She thinks her big sister has had quite enough attention.
And that maybe it's her turn on centre stage now.
I'm not prepared to argue with her!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cook of Cakes

Here is the Queen of Cakes again.
But this time looking like she can bake them as well as eat them.
Or maybe not?
Looks like she could do with some help.
No problem.  Bibi to the rescue.
The Princess of Pastries herself!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Queen of Cakes

So what exactly does a girl goalie eat to keep herself match fit?
Chocolate cake & cream, of course!
Neesee looks temporarily confused about what to do next.
But then quickly remembers ...
Anyone else just a tad envious?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Girl Goalie

Me too!
Neesee grabs Gerro's gloves & guards the goal.
But looks more like she should be in a boxing ring.
Rather than on a football pitch.
That's my grand-daughter!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Bench Boys

But the boys do sit down sometimes.
Here is photographic proof of one such (rare) occasion.
And the bench is not even a subs bench.
No connection to football at all.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Ball Boys

Our boys putting their new boots through their paces.
Gerro's goalkeeping is fast becoming legendary.
So is Levi's pinpoint accuracy in passing.
They really are the Bastable ball boys!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Boys & Boots

Levi & Gerro's obsession with football shows no sign of waning.
When they're not outside, playing it for real.
Then they're inside, begging to play it virtually.
We try to encourage more of the former (healthier) option.
As you can see, these boots were a big hit with both boys.
They couldn't wait to get outside and 'road test' them.
Gerro's smile is what Kenyans call a Mombasa to Uganda grin.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Slug Snake

For those of you planning to visit us here, don't be put off.
We photographed this fella 1000's of miles south of here.
While taking a leisurely stroll around Barrydale.
The quaint South African village where Arran's in-laws now live.
It just slid out of the roadside drainage ditch to greet us.
The Frogfather assured us it was "only a slug snake".
Whatever that means!

Friday, June 03, 2011

The Frogfather

You've already met Queen Jean, Arran's mum in law.
Now it's time to meet Les, Arran's dad in law.
Better known to most of us as ... The Frogfather!
Why? Because he's a leading world authority on frogs.
Yes, really. In fact, he's a full-on frog fanatic.
As his terrific tree frog T-shirt testifies.
We love you, Les!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Boozy Bovine?

In South Africa, my boys got to feed some baby calves.
Gerro was given a Carling Black Label beer bottle.
With a strong black teat on the end of it.
And told that it was full of cow's milk.  
Whatever the bottle had in it, this calf couldn't get enough of it!