Cee’s Black and White Challenge -Animals

This week’s challenge from Cee calls for photographs of animals in Black and White or Sepia.  Here is my contribution.

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Leopard in Kruger National Park 

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Mom and Pup – Spotted Hyaena  – Kruger National Park


Male Lion – Kruger National Park


Lioness – Kruger National Park


Addo Elephant Park


Kruger National Park


Kruger National Park


Share Your World – 18 June 2018

Here is my response the the questions posed by Cee this week

You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it? Sushi? Scotch Tape?

Money would be good!   How lovely to think that such a resource would never run out no matter how much you spend.


Teleportation or flying?

I’m not a fan of air travel.  I think we as a species are insane getting into a great big tube of metal that flies through the air with no safety net to catch us if we fall!  However, we are a trusting bunch and in order to travel long distances we believe the stats that say it’s the safest form of travel.
Now teleportation appeals to me because it’s so quick.  How would it work?   Would you go to a teleportation port where there would be hundreds of portals taking you to different destinations?  Would you buy a portal ticket to Timbuktu or The North Pole or wherever you wanted to go?   Would you simply show your passport and pass through your selected portal and hey presto find yourself in some amazing place?   Beam me up, Scottie!

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Would you rather live where it only snows or the temperature never falls below 100 degrees?

Where I live the if the temperature drops below 10 degrees C we think we might die!  So permanent cold is not for me.  However, I love snow – it’s so pretty.  It’s fun to visit snowy places – but to live there permanently – NO WAY.  I don’t want to have to shovel my garden path or drive way before I could move from my house.  And I don’t want to have to put on layers and layers of warm clothing just to survive the sub zero temperatures outdoors.

100 degrees Fahrenheit is definitely more my style.  I am often in the African Bush in summer and it can get hotter than that.  It is way easier managing the heat that it is managing the cold!


What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Late Saturday afternoon The Earl spotted a white bunny in our garden.  Clearly he was somebody’s lost pet but he wouldn’t allow himself to be caught!  He disappeared under our shed so we left some carrots out and hoped we could get him the next day. Well in the morning we found he’d been joined by another one! They were really cute and my veggie patch provided them with plenty to snack on!

I posted on our local community page on Facebook and printed out a poster to put up at the supermarket.  And on Sunday evening we got a call.   It wasn’t the first time they’d escaped and their human said, “Clearly they want to be free.   I think I should just let them be.”

On Monday there was no sign of them at first but we spotted them in the back neighbour’s garden which is the house right opposite their human’s.  Today one was back in our garden.  So we’re just going to look after them when they’re here.  Hopefully they’re savvy enough to keep out of reach of the neighbourhood dogs!



Stream of Consciousness – Reservation

This week’s Stream of consciousness prompt is Reservation

In the past few weeks I have made a few reservations.  I have made several reservations for an overseas trip to England and Europe in August.  I have reserved several camp sites for the trip we’re taking to Namibia in November.  I have reserved an apartment for my college reunion in Grahamstown in December.

It is usually advisable to make table reservations at a good restaurant if you don’t want to face being turned away when you arrive. The Black Marlin near Simonstown may be an exception. It is an upmarket restaurant but due to its remote location it is not busy, at night, during the winter. You would think that such places would slack off during the off-season – but not The Black Marlin.   Four of us were the only patrons there on Monday night.  I made the reservation for Carrol’s 75th birthday. She and her hubby live nearby so it made sense to give the place a try.  It was a good decision and although we were the only patrons we received excellent service and a fantastic meal.


Another meaning of the word reservation is a stretch of land reserved for the conservation of wild life.  Now this is my favourite meaning of the word.  Living in Africa, I frequently make reservations to visit such places.  The wild creatures roam free, hunt their own food and have little human intervention.


If you have any reservations about visiting an African country – remember that no place on earth is absolutely safe.  Take the correct precautions, take a chance and make a reservation to visit the most exciting place on earth.



321 Quote Me Challenge

Suze challenged me to do the 321 Quote Me Challenge.


The rules are…

Thank the Selector
Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.
Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

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Here are my quotes – hope I’m not repeating any.

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The topic for today is Literature – See A Guy called Bloke

I nominate

Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Georgie Moon