Sunday, October 28, 2012

Rover's Return

We got a whole Sunday with some Scottish friends recently.
Angus was born & spent the first 16 years of his life in Kenya.
But, together with his wife Pam, this was only his 2nd trip back.
Angus' cousin though still lives here & runs a travel business.
So he'd helped set up a super-duper safari for the lucky couple.
But we were so happy they took the time to visit us too.
Angus seems to have stepped out of this second picture.
Guess he's the one cracking the joke that's making us giggle?
Happy days!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Island Hoppers

On the Safari Walk, you see the animals in large enclosures.
But on Crescent Island, you wander among them.
As you can see, Neesee couldn't wait to get started.
Followed by Gerro, hot on her heels.
No surprises there, for those of you who know him.
Leaving Susanna. To agree pick up time with boatsman.
Which maybe is a surprise for those of you know her?
Susanna and punctuality? Not a frequent combo, eh?

African Appearance

They made it. Hurrah!
Our daughter Cherry & her family got here a few days ago.
And we're LOVING every minute of having all 4 of them around.
Here's Neesee. Emerging from a play sculpture.
One inch at a time.
Until ... free at last!
Then sliding all the way to the bottom. To start all over again.
The simple things, eh?

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Dads & Daughters

Just 3 and a half days to go. Until these 2 arrive.
And with them, the other 2 that this 2 have made.
Too cryptic? Sorry. What I'm trying to say is ...
On Wednesday morning, Cherry & her hubby Stephen arrive.
And included in their baggage will be Anise & Harriet.
Better known as Neesee and Harry. My grand-daughters.
Cherry spent 5 months here in 2005 with Susanna.
For Stephen & the 'little ladies', it is their very first visit.
You have no idea how excited I am!
Think they're a bit excited too?

Friday, October 05, 2012

Dad's Dessert

We have an American-style diner called Java House here.
It's just added this brand new dessert to its revised menu.
As it happens:
(1) my dad's name is Roy, and
(2) he LOVES custard.
So maybe Java House launched this pudding with him in mind?
Anyway, I've told my dad he needs to come back to sample it.
SOON! Are you listening, dad?

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Curiosity (Nearly) Killed The ...

So Raphael takes off in my car. And leaves me with his van.
I go back under my acacia tree. To hide from the overhead sun.
And then I get a most unexpected visitor. A curious zebra.

He leaves his herd, grazing along the other side of the road.
Strolls across the highway, narrowly avoiding the traffic.
For an idea of the risk, please see the picture above.
And all of this, to take a closer look at me.
Never had this experience in Scotland!