Author: Cheryl King

Share my World : 26 February 2018

Thank you Cee for Share My World – here is my contribution. Here’s my contribution this week.  Apologies I have not been here for a while.     What are you reading right now? I have just completed Ken Follett’s ‘A Column of Fire’, the third book of the Knightsbridge series.   It’s a marathon of a read, but an enthralling story of the people living in a fictional city during the 1500’s. Now I’m about to start ‘In the Month of the Midnight Sun’ by Cecilia Ekback.  Can’t comment as I’ve only just started.   What was your first...

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BOABABS – GIANTS OF THE AFRICAN LANDSCAPE

Just like the call of an African Fish Eagle, the roar of a lion as the sun sets over an African plain, I think the Boabab (Adansonia digitate) embodies Africa. Makuleke, the wildest and most remote part of Kruger National Park is famous for its magnificent birds (including the elusive Pels Fishing Owl), and breathtaking landscapes.  It’s a true wilderness, and (in my opinion), the land of Boababs.   Baobabs have many strange and different shapes.    Each is unique and mystical.  When they have no leaves their branches look like roots sticking up, probably this is why they are often...

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Face in a Crowd

This week’s photo challenge is ‘A Face in a Crowd’.   I immediately thought of my visit to Warwick Junction,  Here trains, buses and taxis meet.  Over 400 000 commuters pass by while about 8000 vendors in the various markets sell their wares. It’s a hub of vibrant, colourful and energetic organized chaos.   This is my favourite mural – one of 6 painted by Faith 47.   Related posts http://cherylking.co.za/2018/01/24/weekly-photo-challenge-variations-theme/...

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Visit Ghandi’s House in Inanda – you won’t go Home Empty Handed

When Theresa, my sister, was out from the UK, we visited Ghandi’s House in  Inanda Valley.  Below is her account of our fascinating visit.   “You will not leave empty-handed”.   This was was the welcome we received as we arrive at one of Durban’s tourist attractions.  Used to the museums in the UK when the tour ends in a gift store, I imagined he was referring to me purchasing gifts and curios from a nearby shop.   Wondering where the shop was, we were guided to a tiny green cottage named Sarvodaya (meaning Well Being for All).  The building...

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