Thursday, March 21, 2019

One day Lamberto was born


THEN, .... ONE DAY LAMBERTO WAS BORN....

FROM THE START HE HAS BEEN A "SURPRISE" TO EVERYBODY....


.... WAS HE IN MY THOUGHTS ???  I THINK SO .....
.....WAS HE IN MY PLANS ????   I DON'T THINK SO....


BUT HE CAME AND WITH HIM ALL MY WILD EXPERIENCES OF TRIPS, 
OF DISCOVERY IN NEW COUNTRIES, 
OF LIVING WITH TRIBES, 
OF LIVING ON SHORES OF AFRICAN RIVERS, 
... WHERE JUST PART OF MY EASY LIFE....


NOW, I HAD TO START MOVING 
QUICK - FAST
AND BE READY TO THE UNPREDICTABLE




My Girl Growing Up - Charlotte

Once upon a time, my baby girl, Charlotte, had a friend, Caitlin.

They met at Anty Sophie Kinder-garden.... In Caprivi Street in Windhoek.




It was a small, home-made kinder garden, but young children were happy to be there.
Anty Sophie and her Montessori program made a big difference in the method of how children were taught and prepared them to get into first year of school with all their pride.



I remember, there were days or actually, weeks of all "YELLOW"....
They had to be dressed in yellow, they were using colors of all shades of yellow...
They were eating even yellow food, or with some yellow inside...

Anty Sophie, grew big and important and Windhoek has been lucky to have a school, nowadays with this great creativity.



THEN YEARS WENT BY....  MY BABY GREW....
SHE WENT TO SCHOOL AT ST. GEORGES IN WINDHOEK 


 MORE DAYS AND YEARS WENT BY..... MY GIRL MOVED TO 
THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL IN WINDHOEK....


Monday, February 25, 2019

THE BEAUTY OF A BUSH LODGE

Sometimes we think of the bush as a wild, uncomfortable and maybe even dusty place…


Sometimes, though, the BUSH can be as wild and cozy, as comfortable as relaxing, as clean and perfumed that one cannot even believe it!



I have spend a great week-end tasting the beauty of it.
I left the office early on Friday and was back Sunday afternoon.  I had time to experience the feeling that surrounds each place in Africa.



Welcoming us were a couple from Belgium that arrived last March (March 2018) and the office was open only in August 2018.  It always takes a few months to run it properly and smoothly.

I must say that the staff has had a great training because it was up to standard of the price and the elegance of the place.



The pictures are talking, I bet you can see from yourself.




Thursday, February 14, 2019

Saint Valentine's Day from Songo Songo Archipelago

SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY

Sipping a good cup of coffee looking towards India from an African atoll in the Songo Songo Archipelago



Tuesday, February 12, 2019

THE BEAUTY OF A DRY RIVER BED



THE BEAUTY OF A DRY RIVER BED



You may drive a long way, through bushes, over dunes, among high stems of the golden Kaokoland grass, but once you reach any African River, there is nothing so beautiful.


Can you hear the silence there is all around you?
Can you see the colors that change each hour of the day?
Can you see the shadows of the trees on the hot white sand going along with the sun rays?


I step out of my car and I fell unstable but excited. The grass is tall and green. It bends as the breeze blows through. I know that same breeze brings the smell of me around and around i don't know who exactly hides in any of the small bushes or behind any abandoned log, or in the shadow of a cliff.


It is a sensation that makes you realize how out of place one can be in such a beautiful place.                     The roar of the car is unpleasant, it roars wrong. 


The engine does not belong to a pace like this. It is nice when I turn it off and stillness appears at once. Only the songs of the birds. The many different birds because different are the songs.



Lamberto steps out and goes on the watch on a big rock standing on the banks of the river just as it makes a small turn. You can see both ways and each way is quite.


But it is time to go, we cross the river and back up towards home, our camp.


All pictures by Susan Frittelli - 2019