Ergh. I don't have many traditional books in my house.
I felt lost.
The next day Caroline arrived at my shop with a bag of bones which she collects for Skabenga and the shop kitty. And a book which she'd been telling me about! Actually, she'd waxed lyrical about it and said she'd bring it down to the shop.
I told her it was most fortuitous that she brought it at this time, as I had nothing to read. And that was a disaster! LOL!
A love story about elephants and other wildlife in Kenya
as told by Daphne Sheldrick
At home I started on the book, struggling quite a bit in the beginning because the print seems small and quite dull, being on paper and not on a screen as I'm used to reading. But I soon got into the book and wow, am I enjoying it! There are so many places which the author mentions that are familiar to me. I feel quite sad that I can't say to Grant, "Listen to this" and read an excerpt to him, with us both saying: "Oh wow, We used to pass through the village of Gilgil or Narok on the way out of the Valley." Or "And here's a bit about Lake Naivasha where we photographed huge flocks of flamingos." You can imagine this book is full of nostalgia for me...
Ironically, as I turned on the radio this morning, what did I hear on the news, but that Sudan, the last Northern white rhino male has died in Kenya . See here
Today is also Human Rights Day in South Africa. I pray that South Africa will finally be healed of the past atrocities of the previous regime against humanity.
And that justice, freedom, equality and unity will prevail.
HAPPY WEDNESDAY TO YOU ALL!