Archive | September, 2016

Things we loved about Kruger

I had not been to the Kruger National Park since I was a child, and my memories from that childhood visit were very sketchy. Willie had been there more recently, but it had also been many years ago. So our visit there in August 2016, felt like we were going there for the first time. For many people (both […]

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Postcards from Kruger: Hyenas

Hyenas are not my favourite wild animal. Not only are they not very attractive animals, but they scare me. Probably because they are best known for their bone-crushing jaws. All of the hyenas in this post are “Spotted Hyenas”. A description from Wikipedia: Although phylogenetically they are closer to felines and viverrids, hyenas are behaviourally and morphologically […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

It has taken me a while to pick a photo for this week’s photo challenge. I just could not think of anything in my life which would constitute a quest. As one blogger said very few things could be classified as such “Unless it happens you have Sauron’s One Ring To Rule Them All in your […]

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World Rhino Day – 22 September 2016

Rhino poaching is one of the things that really upsets me. Well, poaching of any kind, but especially killing an animal for just one body part. Even though there has been raised awareness about the issue, and enormous efforts from various conservation agencies to stop the slaughter of rhinos, the carnage continues. Authorities in South Africa […]

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Living with chronic pain and depression

I never imagined that I’d ever write this post. Notes from Africa has always been my “happy place” – somewhere I can create positive energy. But I’ve decided it’s important to share my story. Maybe it will help somebody feel they are not alone. Maybe it will help a family member or friend of somebody […]

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Insanity?

I am about to embark on something totally insane. I mean in the “extreme foolishness or irrationality” sense of the word. Some people I know may believe that “the state of being seriously mentally ill” might also apply to me, and maybe it does . . . So without dragging it out any further, here […]

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Millie @pechanga

My favourite Youtube video ever

A while back I came across an Instagram page I absolutely love.  A guy posting lots of photos of his cat, Millie. But this is no ordinary cat. Millie goes with him on a lot of adventures – including mountain climbing. You have to see it to believe it. View this post on Instagram And […]

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Postcards from Kruger: Hippos

We recently visited the Kruger National Park in the north eastern region of South Africa. In the coming weeks I am going to be sharing photographs and stories of our travels there. We saw a lot of hippos in Kruger – solitary ones, small family groups, as well as very large groups in the bigger rivers. Almost every pool […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge: Where the land meets the sea meets the sky.

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