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Will the Sun Rise Again Post Covid?!; Lin Barrie, “Hands on Hearts”, acrylic painting on canvas, at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, 2020

In 2020 a global disaster struck, as the virus Covid 19 rapidly became top of the news and top of human concerns worldwide.. here is part of my larger painting, portraying a hand on heart greeting, common to the Changana … Continue reading

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The Christmas Tree; thinking of you all, dear family and Friends

This is truly Baobab heaven, the lowveld of Zimbabwe…. Now, at the beginning of the rainy season, multitudes of creamy white baobab flowers hang: white, frilly and pendulous from bulbous green leafed stems, Like so many slightly frumpy aged ballerinas, … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver triumphs at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge; true wilderness on the edge of serenity, Christmas 2018

Jamie Oliver triumphs at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge!! We wait on the edge of true wilderness, Gonarezhou, for life giving rains that will fill our Save River, as in this photo from last year.. Meanwhile, we wish we had had … Continue reading

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Gogo Olive Animals adorn my wire baobab Christmas Tree; Fierce Hunters adorn my mantelpiece and Hearth!

My beloved Wire Baobab Christmas Tree is made by local craftsmen, and I use it every year in my African bush house, standing in front of our huge fireplace…​​ This year I have used extra special Gogo Olive knitted animals…. … Continue reading

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sweet/bitter: senuko seasons past and yet to come

Watch out! Many gorgeous flowers such as my Adenium swazicum, harbour a resident crab spider, cute but deadly…(if you are the size of a fly)… Bitter Sweet reminisces… Our year past, 2017, at our bush house, Tsavene, has been one … Continue reading

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Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge; Rain and Rejuvenation, Snails and Wild Flowers…

At the beginning of 2015, I reminisce ….. Clive Stockil, through Tusk Trust, won the Prince William Award  for a Lifetime Achievement in Conservation in 2013…here he is at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge with staff and the Award itself….. We now congratulate Richard … Continue reading

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The Pallet Wood Christmas Tree and the Art Studio re-invented…..

At last! After the house fire,  my Art studio (214 Brooke Drive in Borrowdale Brooke Estate) is repainted, the Living area rebuilt, and paintings are hanging again for viewing! The garden has recovered from the invasion of builders and  under Dad’s … Continue reading

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Baobab Christmas Tree and Festive Season at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

What a pleasure it is for Clive Stockil and I  to arrive at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, rain imminent, ground steaming in anticipation! Afternoon tea on the deck brings a stunning sight… Out of the thick green canopy that lines the swelling … Continue reading

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Cinderella pantomime and pasta with roasted cherry tomato salsa…

Why does Buttons look so worried? And have you ever seen an uglier pair of ugly sisters? We are off to the Zimbabwean Reps production of Cinderella pantomime tonight..accompanied by the grand babies from the bush, who love dressing up … Continue reading

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Frogs, mud and Grandbabies, Christmas tree and baobab tree…..

Back again at last, to Senuko in the Lowveld, where I find my summer flowering Sabi Stars in full bloom… Clive prepares stir fry lunch – chili noodles with chillies fresh from our garden… I make a white bean pate, … Continue reading

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