Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mum's back!

Hi Bozo, this is Ambrose reporting after a long time away from blogging. Last week, suddenly, after M A NY, M A N Y bowls of cat cookies consumed, our mum suddenly appeared at the front door! Boy, were we pleased so see her! So now, once again we're relaxed and resting on our kitty day bed on the veranda (not that we didn't do EXACTLY this while she abandoned left us to go and visit her other kitties and dogs in a faraway place)

Me (Ambrose) and Shadow relaxing in front of the tiger on our day bed
[Unca] Ginger also relaxing (behind the tiger) on the day bed

To see more cute pets like we three Tanzanian kitties, click here

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Back home in Tanzania

This is the longest I have been MIA from Blogland!


I'm back now - home again in Mwadui, Tanzania and getting back into the swing of things.

I have so much to share; dozens of photos to post; lots of interesting things to tell. For now though, I 'm a little tired  travel-worn but promise to be back again later on today I look forward to re-connecting with all my blogger friends.
  For the first time in all my years of flying around Africa, my feet showed signs of stress! (BTW this photo was taken two days ago; today my feet and ankles are back to normal again!)
Tanzania still as beautiful as always!
Home Sweet Home

A Happy and blessed Passover Weekend to you all!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Back on Blogger!

Hi everyone! I'm finally back at my desk in our South African home after many excursions and experiences around the country. Thanks to all who were concerned at my non-posts, even mailing me to find out if all is OK. 
  Crossing the Orange River on our first day of biking at the beginning of March

Yes, life is great for the Hedges family. Grant and I covered 4000km on the motorbike visiting places and friends along the Cape Coast
 Overlooking the Knysna Heads where I met a blogger friend!

I met a blogger in Knysna (more about this later). Once we'd parted at our favourite Guest House in Knysna (which she's already posted about) we met up with, and were subsequently joined by friends in Barrydale, who rode up the coast  on their Harley while we rode our BMW. 
 The beach at Nature's Valley

 Grant and friends relax at our favorite B&B in Port Alfred

The lagoon at Chintsa Beach 

 A rather obscure photo of a Knysna Turaco in Hogsback

After ten days on the road, and finally at Hogsback, we bid our friends farewell. They headed south down the coast to their home in Barrydale.  We  returned home to the Free State, off-saddled from the bike, re-packed our travel bags, and flew down to Cape Town. 
 The Atlantic Ocean below our Cape Town accommodation at the beginning of this week
Travelling through Cape Town on Monday morning
Sir Loury's Pass just outside Cape Town 

We drove back [home] through Cape Town on Monday morning and up the main National Freeway/N1 to Bloemfontein. (1200km). We finally arrived in Marquard at 7pm on Tuesday, having covered 1500km in two days.
Cresting and driving down Van Reenen's Pass which marks the border between the Free State and Kwa-Zulu Natal

On Tuesday night Grant and I repacked our luggage early on Wednesday morning we traveled down to Kwa-Zulu Natal to visit our one remaining parent: Grant's 83 year-old mum. 
From Durban we traveled north through Pietermaritzburg, and visited Grant's aunt Gill and her husband Neville. Then we met up with John, Debbie and children where we stayed at a Stud/working Guest Farm on the famous Midlands Meander. 
  John and two oldest grandchildren on the lake below our chalet in the Midlands Meander

We spent two glorious days with our precious family, popped into see my brother, Phillip in Estcourt. Finally, today we returned home to the Free State.  (total kms on this last trip: 1200!)

I trust you're all looking forward to enjoying a wonderful weekend.