keeping my promise, here is the final count of pockets for africa: two hundred and eighty nine pockets are coming with me. and pockets, and toys, beads, lollies, and pens. audrey, your pockets arrived, and kj your pens, more pockets came from debbie in england and sylvia in sweden, and from erin, kathleen, and deb in canada. bella, your toys are here, and anushka and amy and maddy and abby sent pockets. pockets from carol and heather, and wendy, angelica, claire in england. and laurinda sent money to help with the additional bag cost.
again, without words here, i'm just hoping you know how much this means to me ( i know you do) and what it will mean to the new friends we give these to. i said one time it was a small thing, but now i am sure it's not a small thing at all . i thank you all with all my heart. i never imagined something like this, i really never did.
bella drew on her envelope. me on a bird with a camera and knitting needles.
sorry for the blurry photo, i might have had a tear in my eye.
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africa journals is a now a blog. it's the above journal scanned in, in it's entirety. printed by hand (at times messy) it's what i kept during the trip, writing every day. if you've ever wondered what it's like to take a safari, this is one account of what one is like. i really hope, if you read it, it'll give you a sense of place, one that i love so much, africa.