I have been to Kirstenbosch only once before, when I came to Cape Town for the first time on an educational trip with African Eagle, the tour company I worked with while we were still living in Johannesburg. So it was natural that I would jump at the chance to go there again with Britt and her children. In the past few weeks Ron had been on several outings this way with his new friends and I felt it was only right for me to get out as well.
Robert enjoyed the day in the sunshine. He was a model child sitting on Britt’s mat, eating rice cakes and just playing with his toys and my water bottle which he emptied on the grass soon after we arrived. Britt had a harder time with her little girls, who are both fully mobile, especially as we sat near one of the small water features in the garden. It was such a beautiful day which I tried to enjoy although I was heart sore.