New friends, similar lives
I’m quiet today. The adjustment has not been easy. Sleeplessness, lack of water (Africa is thirsty), time zone change have all contributed to the hardship of adjusting.
So I’m quiet today.
We’ve met a lovely couple from London. Carole and Ian. They are in their late 50’s, both work in finance, and they are new grandparents. Their grandson Caleb is 4 months old.
Ian is a former “footballer” and won this trip at a fundraiser for his cricket club. Everything is “brilliant, lovely or spot on” when we visit.
The elephants charged our Land Rover yesterday and the very polite Carole could be heard later on my video exclaiming “oh no!”. The doom of being toppled by aggravated elephant was avoided... but the Americans on board exclaimed “holy shit” and Carole let an “0h no” slip.
I love watching her eyes light up when I ask about Caleb. She’s planning to care for him 2 days a week and will be choosing semi retirement. She’s so excited about this next phase of her life!
She’s apologetic almost when she talks about her kids and her new grandson...as if she’s boring me. “Not at all”, I say! We lived this long so we can have these kinds of life style changes and conversations!
What a gift to meet on Safari! What a privilege for her to be invited to help raise her sons child! What a blessing to be healthy and well enough to accept the baby challenge! I ask her every morning...
“Any new photos of Caleb?”
I could be persuaded to take “Annie Camp” to England...
She’s not boring me in the least. Plus, I get to show her “the blondes”... we all have our reasons to “light up”!
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