Tag Archives: Kelli Barker

Balance for Better: Art, re-designing the Woman’s Space….

“Balance for Better: Redesigning the Woman’s Space” opened at the Zimbabwe National Gallery last night. I was thrilled to be able to attend;“Thank you National Gallery of Zimbabwe and team for a tight and well-curated art #exhibition , thought-provoking dance and theatre, stimulating company- … Continue reading

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Lin and Clive, Art and Conservation!

In the south  east of Zimbabwe, Africa, lies the Save Valley Conservancy, (SVC), a wildlife reserve of nearly one million acres. A semi-arid wilderness of spectacular granite kopjies, golden savannah, ancient leadwood forests and monolithic baobab trees, this tantalizing territory … 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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Of Elephants and Water, Wild Dogs and Birding….

Of Elephants and Water, Wild Dogs and Birding…. May 20th, 2016 We have just spent four intense days at Tsavene… our beautiful but neglected Senuko bush house. Waves and waves of buffalo coming to our muddy Tsavene waterhole, and then … Continue reading

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Allure of the Seas has claimed Kelli and Anton- they have left Africa to sail The Carribean…

Kelli and Anton have joined Allure of the Seas, gone from African shores for the next nine months. Allure of the Seas has just been named Best Cruise Ship by Travel Weekly readers for the second year in the row. … Continue reading

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A wedding to remember……forever

Life is a roller coaster, high wave adventure, and Kelli and Anton started 2015 on a huge wave….!   riding their separate cruise ships round the Hawaii’an Islands and the Caribbean islands! While on their far-apart cruise ships, Kelli and … Continue reading

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Kelli’s and Anton’s last ports-of-call: Guam, Saipan and Philippines….. and The Caribbean..

Kelli’s and Anton’s ships are coming in soon….wooooowhooooooo! Graham McKean, wonderful artist….painted this ship…   From Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas, to Norwegian Cruise Line’s Getaway and now Carnival Cruise Line, Anton has achieved such variety, such experience… made … Continue reading

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Kodiak Bears and Kelli eat salmon in Alaska….While Anton steams in the Caribbean…

Wow, from the heat of Hawaii’ and the South Seas, including  remote Fanning Island, Kelli is now in the wilds of  Alaska…after having found a dream Vera Wang wedding dress in Seattle! No sneak previews of the dress! While Anton … Continue reading

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Hawaai to Alaska- Sand to Forest: Totem Poles and 4 x 4 Adventure in Bear Territory!

All change….for Fiancees, Kelli and Anton…who sail different oceans… Anton has tranferred from his original ship, which he dearly loved … Independence of the Seas…. to The Norwegian Getaway ship, based out of exciting Miami, still cruising the exquisite beaches … Continue reading

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Flowers fit for a wedding indeed…..an announcement has been made!

    Flowers fit for a wedding…..joyous colours of flowers in the Hawai’i Botanic Gardens reflect the happiness we all feel for Kelli and Anton……. Anton’s photo of a full moon, 15 floors above the surface of the ocean…..! I … Continue reading

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