You’ve seen pictures of the wedding – here are some pictures of the Cederberg. In a lovely gesture, Hayley and Jonathan arranged for family and friends to join them for a couple of days in the wild and dramatic setting of the Cederberg Mountains, about two hours up the West Coast from Cape Town, for […]
Here is a final set of wedding pics, picked out from the bunch. Will post photos from the post-nuptials in the Cederberg later.
Weddings don’t just happen, of course, and Hayley and Jono put months of careful thought and planning into making sure the day was perfect (Hayley, as I’ve mentioned, even sorted the weather). Part of the planning was making sure that Rob got busy with the flowers; Rob, being Rob, roped in Shaun and my mother […]
Without further ado, here as promised is a first instalment of photos from Jonathan and Hayley’s wedding, in the Cape, on a wine farm (of course) and on a day that magically and symbolically cleared from threatening rain to sun peering through clouds at exactly the right moment. I can tell you it has been […]
If Namibia, metaphorically speaking, was the frying pan, what with its 40 degree temperatures, desert elephants and the extraordinary vistas of Etosha, then returning to still-grey and chilly Toronto has been a leap, or spill, into the metaphorical fire. We just haven’t stopped, since landing at Pearson. It started with two mailboxes: our physical mailbox, […]
We are packed, ready, and good to go. This evening we fly to Amsterdam, and onward tomorrow to Cape Town. Then it is a whirl of stag parties (ouch!), braais, family dinners, wedding, followed by a few blessed days in the Cederberg before Rob and I leave family behind and head on to Namibia and […]
On Thursday the week before last, Rob and I flew to Victoria, on Vancouver Island – for those of you who are less familiar with Canada, a large and elongated entity floating off the coast of British Columbia, home to the province’s capital and the living presence of the West Coast First Nations. Victoria is […]
Not snow, this morning. Ice. (Snow we haven’t seen in weeks). A thousand needles in the cold wind whipping down the streets. Crystals of ice splintering underfoot. Ice crackling in the trees, like static. Not at all like Vancouver Island, where Rob and I were hanging out this past weekend. Which I will tell you […]