Thursday, December 31, 2009

To Everybody in our family, wherever in the world you may be today, we wish you all a peaceful and healthy New Year!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Christmas!

Maybe too early for those driving lessons Uncle Luke? Good work on the blog though, I like the new colour.

Lunch with Uncle Joe at Alliance Francais.

I'd never seen anything like this before: a rainbow around the sun. This picture doesn't quite do it justice but still looks pretty awesome. It lasted for hours.

Little Ella clearly hasn't worked out she's meant to be sleeping.

Socializing with the Njelesani's at Rhapsody's in the Arcades.

Having lunch with Uncle Dom at the Buzz cafe, part of a new development called Crossroads just 10 minutes from the farm.
Meeting Triza at the new Protea Hotel in the Arcades, the same group of hotels that has the Lodge outside Lusaka where we got married.

Uncle Lloyd and Auntie Mary meet the twins for the first time.

Ba Shikulu Mpundu

A beautiful sunset on the farm.

Happy Christmas everyone!

We thought we'd finally better get round to uploading some photos of our recent trip to Zambia. We'll put some more festive pictures up later.

I hope you all have a great Christmas,


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Protea Lodge for Ba Shikulu Mpundu's Birthday

I've been meaning to post some pictures of our recent trip to Zambia but have got stuck in the daily grind. So, better late than never, here are some pictures of a fantastic day at Protea Lodge outside Lusaka with Ba Clement and family for Ba Shikulu Mpundu's birthday.

We're missing all in Lusaka. I guess you're having thunderstorms by now.

Good luck to Luke for his exam tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pete and Yosabeth in Tabarka

Apparently, Pete and Yosabeth have been traveling around Tunisia a lot to different cities... looks nice!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Day out in Hyde Park

Photos of a day out in London, taken by Bill.

Pete in Tunisia

Photos from Lesa's new home in Tunis. It looks like a step up from Tooting if you ask me!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Introducing Mum's new kitten... Thistle!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mainsah Mania

Sorry this is late... it's been carnage moving the family to London, we're still unpacking. Here's the long-awaited footage of the Mainsah clan from our recent visit to Westchester county, New York.

Photos of that trip and our UK tour to follow.

Dylan and Chil

Monday, August 10, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Claudia Welcome home Canadians

Happy Birthday Claudia, hope you have a brilliant day......
Welcome home weary travellers, so happy to have you ALL back in the UK

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Visiting the Mainsahs in Westchester county, NY


'Zanga in the huge Mainsah garden

We had a fabulous time introducing the girls to the Mainsah clan on the twins' grand tour which will shortly take us to London, Norfolk, Newcastle-under-Lyme (in August) and then on to Lusaka, hopefully all in the next few months. Chil celebrated her birthday with a barbecue and a combination of Ice Cream Cake and New York Cheesecake.

'Zanga, Wamaka, Kaela and Sunjo

Joel and Wamaka

Sunjo and Evaristus

More photos of the trip can be seen and downloaded here, and our on line gallery of the girls is here.

I will upload Kintashe, Sunjo and 'Zanga's video shortly, it's still a work in progress but in the mean time here's a video of the eclipse we were talking about:


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy Birthday To Chil!

Wishing you a most excellent day Chil - we'll be thinking of you :)

Lots of love,

bill and claudia

Friday, July 17, 2009

I've Been Dreaming My Life

Dear All,

Just to let you know that one of my photos is being hung in a gallery in Clerkenwell (called Host) as part of their summer exhibition. The picture is called 'I've Been Dreaming My Life' and is an infrared shot from the countryside in Perugia, Italy that Claudia and I visited at the beginning of the year.

Here's a small version of said picture:
(please note the colours are all the results of the film and the development, they have not been photoshopped)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Canada Day!

The best thing about Canada Day for me is that I didn't have to go to work. Instead, we went for lunch with our friend Deborah, who also happens to have twins. The city of Toronto workers are on strike and there's no garbage collection. Fortunately, they didn't cancel the jazz festival.

Here are two little canucks celebrating the 142nd birthday of Canada in their own special way!