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January 2017
  -    -  January

Waking to the ringing of church bells, after the evening call to prayer ended the day. Soulful comfort carried on the wind lowing out of clear skies. Our Airbnb accommodation in Fishhoek, spotless and comfortable. Within easy walking distance of the beach and a short commute to Lesa and Alan's new home in Kommetjie. Special times, particularly with the changes ahead. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16188719 Kalkbay. Unexpected installation art

Time-lapse video of my 'Finger Painting' painting technique. Pink face. Beach bar look without sunscreen. Turquoise waters sparkling in the sunshine. Idyllic summer days. Conquering the corrugations. Speed definitely helping to reduce the wrist, and bum, jarring. Especially after that extra bottle of red wine! Soft sand, strategically positioned to ensure heart stopping, out of control, panic, with only empty space beyond the trail edge.

Thrilled with the Honourable Mention received at the 2016 London International Creative Competition for the 'Homeless of Knysna' series of portraits I have been painting. The focus, imparting, that while they are homeless they still have dignity, with their unique stories captured in each composition. First light found us zooming to Cape Town airport to get a painting to its new owners for their flight

New Year. The sun coming up above the lagoon for a short cappuccino walk, which I did manage to launch across the table!  Baked Camembert with slow roasted pork belly and Terry's fabulous terrine de campagne our New Year lunch. Good music, a tad too much red wine (?) with the rain bringing relief from scorching summer days. The owl chick, or more correctly an