25 October 2014

Our Last Week {or two}



Thank You, Cecily...

{for years, your hands tended the garden, the garden i now get to enjoy, i feel the love in all the special nooks and corners you have created, thank you for leaving something so beautiful, so exquisite, thank you, dearest Cecily}

12 October 2014

Our Last Week

{obligatory photo with Max the gorilla}
{clear, blue Johannesburg sky}
{jackal, so photogenic}

{talking to the mandril baboons}
{African Buffalo}

{brave Gemma; she went up and down the slide many, many times}
{cautious Jamie; she went down the slide once! huge for her! and up and down the steps many, many times! in  the past she would climb to the top and someone would have to fetch her...}

{birthday cake...}
{play dough, still a firm favourite around here...}

It is beautiful here...


{Since moving here at the end of May, my feeling here has been of such abundance and gratitude. Abundant space, beauty and peace. Gratitude that my children can be surrounded by all of this. As Jamie says, it is like living in a tree house. She asks to see the light every night. I hope we never loose this feeling of awe. Incredible awe that we get to live in this setting.}