Two pics to share today. The first is of Leah and the gorillas at Kirstenbosch.
The second is a collage of whales that I took last weekend when we visited Hermanus.
For some reason WordPress has cropped these but you get a good idea of the view we had of this whale who spent ages leaping out of the water. S/he had an appreciative audience of thousands on the shore cheering every time s/he broke the surface. Unfortunately one of the onlookers (a 14-year old boy) slipped and fell from a wall that he was perched on and fell 18 metres to his death in the sea. I only heard about this much later and I’m still a bit in shock about it.
It seems heartless perhaps to move on to house matters. But, honestly, last weekend seems like a lifetime ago now after the week we’ve had. Suffice to say that we’ve had it with Sunday show-houses and we’re going to limit ourselves to letting people see our house on Weds and Friday afternoons. L and I were exhausting ourselves trying to get the house looking shipshape by Sunday afternoon and ruining our weekends in the process. L works incredibly hard in the week and needs a break on the weekend (as do I). It’s one small step towards getting a proper balance back in our lives.