Back again at last, to Senuko in the Lowveld, where I find my summer flowering Sabi Stars in full bloom…
Clive prepares stir fry lunch – chili noodles with chillies fresh from our garden…
I make a white bean pate, with fresh home-grown thyme, slow cooked food at its best!
Jade and Rayne, our grandbabies, come to our bush house, Tsavene, for the afternoon.
A found wildebeeste skull guards the rock garden where they play ……
Playing at our waterhole, catching frogs and happily getting stuck in the mud, while the dogs encourage the fun….
Jade and Rayne climb into the ‘hyena’ baobab…so called because my niece Bianca always stated that it would be a good tree to climb into if one was being pursued by a hyena! She had a point…hyenas can not jump.
A hyena’s point of view!……
What lessons in life these little girls are absorbing, their passion for mud, water and frogs is a wonder, equalled only by their eagerness to dress up in finery from their ‘dress-up’ box in my house, and stage elaborate drumming and theatrical shows on our cool cement floors!
Late afternoon sees us drinking tea and eating dainty mince pies (from Lee’s Treats in Harare)
The little girls get into the Christmas spirit by hanging their stockings on our fireplace….
Rayne hangs Kelli’s stocking for her in her absence…
The baobab Christmas tree gets decorated…….
we have one more visit to Harare, political meetings and pantomimes to attend!
then back to Senuko, where Kelli will join us for Christmas.
Hope all of our family, friends, and those special people we do not know yet but may one day know, have a VERY SPECIAL and BLESSED CHRISTMAS!