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Rocktail Camp in Maputaland

It is 8 months since we visited Rocktail Camp and our son Fjord still talks about it about once a week.  We first spent a few nights at Mabibi Camp and moved across to Rocktail for a few nights.  In this unspoiled corner of paradise we experienced 2 sides of a rare coin.  At Mabibi Camp the rustic self catering ... Read More »

Rain – poem

If anyone can give me a better title for this poem please let me know.  It was written in a record marathon when I wrote 4 poems in about an hour. RAIN To live is to stand In a storm Arms outstretched Feel the sting of awareness Face upturned to meet the tears Of clouds without linings Forced to release ... Read More »

Freedom – Poem

This poem could also use a better title, another from the 4 in quick succession session FREEDOM When I stopped being Who they wanted me to be Who I thought I ought to be Who you would be more comfortable around I lost my way a little Then found that There needed be a path To the place Where I ... Read More »

Parenting – Poem

PARENTING Freedom is not an eagle gliding It is not release from bars, or chains It has nothing to do with space or confinement The key To unlock my liberty Is your forgiveness For the times I was not who you needed me to be For the choices I made Or failed to make Which altered your course From a ... Read More »

Claustrophobia – Poem

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sula (@sulaskimmingstones) I love people, enjoy company and delight in stimulating conversation.  None the less family time over the festive season, no matter who with tends to rattle me.  It’s really hard being in other peoples homes, not wanting to feel underfoot or do anything that will irritate my hosts and ... Read More »

A whale of a time at Mabibi

Oh dear, my writing skills seem to be be broken, which is part of the reason why I haven’t posted much lately, the other part is that I don’t really like the word ‘blog’, still this is my journal and it’s important to store and save thoughts and memories.  I’ll whisper this post because I don’t really want to ‘advertise’ ... Read More »

Our first Spring hike at Klipriviersberg Nature reserve

On Sunday morning while drinking coffee we decided that we would go on a hike.  For last minute plans we always end up at Suikerbosrand but this time discovered Klipriversberg Nature Reserve, and it was only half an hour drive from home in Boksburg.  Entrance is free and there are many trails to choose between.  Some trails are under 1km. ... Read More »

An uplifting break at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

We are “all about the journey” travelers.  Instead of pushing from Boksburg to Mabibi in a solid 595 km stretch.  We stopped at Pakamisa for a night in Pongola (410 km from home).  The problem with a stop like this is that we wish that we had more time there.  The children would have loved to do a horseback safari ... Read More »