Charlie's Bird

living the dream with Charlie and Thandi and chirping all the way back to the nest.


…our heritage. My gorgeous girl and her bestie during our ‘traditional’ braai yesterday stretched and reached for dreams in the dripping mulberry tree. Now not many of my contemporaries won’t have memories of this. Our tree was at the bottom of our very big garden. Down 3 terraces to the fruit trees I used to run, and get stuck into the fruit. What wasn’t immediately eaten was saved in bowls, sugared and served with ice cream for a summer dessert. I can still taste those summer days in my mind. I really hope my little lady will carry those stained fingers and sweetened lips into her adult life with her, as a reminder of these hot uncomplicated days. The ones we overlook in prickly irritation as adults.¬†

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