Thanks to everyone who has followed my blog and our travels and for the kind comments. Thanks for the commiserations re poor dear Puff, my black cat in South Africa. I, too am sorry about his death. Thanks again.
We left SA on Sunday 8 April, in the middle of the Easter Weekend. As we arrived at the airport, we found the hall packed with big, burly men in red! The Lion's Rugby Team was returning to Johannesburg after suffering quite a large defeat against the Free State Cheetahs. Of course, the night before when we heard the victory score of our favourite team, we were ecstatic. However, when I saw the beaten team the next day, I felt sorry for them and approached the captain, Josh Strauss. I told him that he and the other Lions were most welcome in Bloemfontein and that I thought they played a good game, notwithstanding. (Ms Diplomat, me!) Of course, when I asked if I could pose with them for a photo, they readily agreed. You can read all our Josh Strauss and his famous beard here
Josh Strauss, (the bearded one), me and two other members of the Golden Lions rugby team. (I was fascinated to see how huge Josh Strauss is in real life)
We arrived back on Camp Mwadui, Tanzania, on Wednesday 11 April. The cats were ecstatic to see us; Ambrose and Shadow were all over the bed, climbing into the suitcase, hooking packets out with their claws, while Ginger remained quietly on the dining room chair. I found the kitty toys we'd brought back from SA and gave each cat their present. Ambrose received a bird, Shadow's gift was a fish and Ginger had a toy mouse.
Ambrose clambered all over the suitcase and bed, playing with his toy bird from South Africa
Shadow contemplates his new toy, a fluffy fish!
When I gave Ginger his toy mouse, he ignored it. Later, when he thought no-one was watching, I snapped him playing with one of the catnip mice we brought back in the suitcase
I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend.