Scout & Scarlet

The two young Jack Russell's stand with one leg bent, poised to run. Unblinking, their liquid brown eyes are fixed on the well-chewed ball in my hand. I throw it and they bolt after it milliseconds after it leaves my hand. Scarlet (the female with wiry fur and red ears) skids through the grass, scattering … Continue reading Scout & Scarlet

Transitions: Experiencing Africa as Africa

South Africa: 18th January 2019 Siri fees Lucy the horse and she uses her left hoof to tip the plastic bowl over. She prefers to eat her feed of the dusty ground rather than out the bowl. She has been whinnying in grief most of the night. Yesterday, her companion, Gypsy drifted off to horse … Continue reading Transitions: Experiencing Africa as Africa

Waiting to be part of the pack

Last December, we went to a local game reserve as a family. Our accommodation was in a fenced off area so our dogs could come too, without disturbing the game. There was a large open-air area for communal cooking and eating, which conveniently had gates to keep animals out. When he wasn't chasing dragonflies around … Continue reading Waiting to be part of the pack

Addo Elephant National Park: 7 reasons I love the place

I am blessed to live in Africa. More to the point, I am blessed to live just 1.5 hours drive from the Addo Elephant National Park, the 3rd largest park in South Africa. Needless to say, we go there as often as we can, at least 3 times year, and as you will see, I … Continue reading Addo Elephant National Park: 7 reasons I love the place