Saturday, April 22, 2017

Easter in Southbroom

We took a two-week spring break to visit our families in South Africa for Easter. I headed to Southbroom where I caught up with my parents and their new border collie puppies, Jinx and Jess. My brother, Debby and their daughter Penelope flew out and I got to meet my darling niece for the first time! She is perfect :)

Jinx the puppy with The View

Penelope's first Easter Egg hunt with Swiss chocolate eggs!

Fun at the MacBanana Adventure Golf

Aunty V and Penelope bonding over books and Duplo

We visited the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve for a day, where we saw zebra, wildebeest, bontebok and impala. Oribi Gorge is a canyon in southern Kwa-Zulu Natal, cut by the Mzimkulwana River. We bravely crossed the suspension bridge on quite a windy day, enjoying the spectacular views over the gorge 400m below us.

The suspension bridge

Beautiful view over the Mzimkulwani River

It was a lovely family trip and a wonderful catch-up with everyone from around the world.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Spring in Switzerland

Spring in Switzerland is beautiful, full of rejuvenation of life and spirit. We love seeing the new growth and flowers appearing around our village and on the trails at this time of year.

Spring flowers near the bus station

Sunrise over our spring garden