Thanks for popping in. Hope you are safe and well? Grace just sent me a message. Here’s what she wrote: “Did you know it was AFRICA DAY yesterday?” Well, no I didn’t, did you?!? What were the chances of us flying off to Africa the very day it’s actually AFRICA DAY!!!
Twas clearly meant to be!! I LOVE IT WHEN THINGS LIKE THAT HAPPEN!! Makes me think that there IS a plan! You see! I told you there were hands unseen delving into our lives….
So to celebrate, I dug out an old piece of art I made years ago, using our Wee Africa stamps. They are so cool!
I remember doing this simple card on TV, and making up a story as I stamped it up. It went something like this:
Once upon a time, there was an elephant called Eddie, who was roaming the African plain looking for water. He had been walking for days but could not find any. So he climbed up the acacia tree, to see what he could see. No water sadly, but he did spot his buddy, Harry the hippo.
“Have you seen any water on your travels?” he asked, from up in the tree. “Nope,” came the reply. So Eddie suggested that Harry climb up the tree and oto his back, so that he might look further. This he did, but to no avail. He still couldn’t see any water.
Just then, George the giraffe turned up. The two others explained what they were up to. “Well, let me get up there. I have such a long neck, surely I will be able to spot water if it’s spottable.”
So up he climbed. But nothing.
A little while later, Leo the Lion saw George above the trees and came bounding along, to see what the fuss was about. The others explained, so he offered to climb to the top, and use his eagle eyes to spy some water. Nothing. By this time, Eddie’s legs were getting tired, but then Fanny the flamingo skipped along and offered to help – having such long legs and all that jazz.
Up she shot, and gazed all around, but no sight of water – not to the north the south the east or the west.
Just as the friends were about to dismantle, along came Maurice the meerkat. “Go on” he said, “let me get right to the top. I bet I will be able to help”.
The friends weren’t convinced that the tiny little meerkat would be able to help, but as is customary in the animal kingdom, they nodded respectfully and allowed him to climb to the top, to see what he could see.
He looked to the left, he looked to the right, and just as he was about to give up, he caught a shimmering in the distance, like sun dancing on water. “By Jove!” exclaimed Maurice, “I think I spy water!! Look!! At 3 o’clock!! Fanny saw it too. Then did Leo!
Happy Days. Hakuna Matata. No troubles…The friends all wandered to the watering hole, and spent a lovely afternoon, soaking up the sun and the water.
I know! Let’s have a bloggy sale on these lovely Wee Stamps. They are magic! We actually have 2 sets: Wee Africa 1 and Wee Africa 2…complete with Maasai Warrior and wife. So much play time and story time here!
So how about we offer both for the price of one? That sounds pretty good to me!
Anyway. HAPPY AFRICA DAY FOR YESTERDAY!!
In fact, who says? Let’s make it HAPPY AFRICA WEEK!!
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Oh wonderful synchronicity ….
Love always. Take care –