Hi, Fern signing in; today is Saturday 4th September and…
Hi guys, 2nd blog – my sister Nao is ‘going’ for an expression (see right) of surprise – not working, just ignoring her taunting! She says my blogging will just be a phase but that has made me more determined to keep you all entertained with stories of our unusual lives.
The reason I didn’t start earlier today was because of Mama Joyce, Nao and our semi-wild monkey we named Gremlin. He is mischievous; Mama would say ‘bad, bad moonkey’. Nao and I were having our breakfast when he decided to climb through the window and help himself to a bunch of bananas. Nao heard Mama walking towards the kitchen and leaned over to give him the fruit, only to be caught by an enraged Mama. I’ve never seen Nao move so fast; she scrambled out of the window after a fast vanishing monkey and stood just out of reach of a seething Mama Joyce. She was told that if Mama saw her again, until much later, she was going to pay the price. Then I was informed, very unfairly I might add, to join my brat sister. We crept back into the house when Mama was selecting greens from the vegetable patch, grabbed food and headed to our bedrooms.
Well, back to our game-drive yesterday. Our next surprise was a lion resting in the grass – well spotted by Isaac; as far as tourists are concerned these beautiful cats should also come with a notice strung around their necks saying ‘handle with extreme care; preferably DON’T HANDLE AT ALL!!!’ You would be surprised at how naive foreign visitors can be; the Nature Reserve on our border, Enthemba, had a Japanese tourist put his hand out to stroke a lion Photo: Janet Dubbelman uh…oh, as you can imagine, one extremely satisfied lion and one man minus a hand – not good for publicity!
Only joking, but don’t you think it looks as if the photos were taken in the same spot! I can assure you they weren’t – I value my hands and my life!’
Well guys, that’s me for today, signing off – will put up more photos and info later this week about the rest of the game-drive, need to hide, can hear Mama……….watch this space!