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Sam, Katy, and Noggs in Africa

Guess who’s back…I’ll give you a hint, it’s not Slim Shady or Arnie.

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It’s been a very long time since we posted here. We got a bit bogged down in work, childrearing, and studying. As new parents we were also sleep deprived. Almost two years into the parenting gig, we still are, but we have started to accept this as an unfortunate state of normal.

Someone recently told me that they missed our blog, which was nice to hear. By bringing it back, it feels like a way to reconnect with ourselves after the hecticness of the past two years and to share our story again.

A lot has happened since we last wrote – our boyby became an independent being who can walk and sort of talk. He mainly says ‘car’ but we hope his vocabulary and interests will broaden, otherwise he might not get too many dates in his teens. After five years running the Primate and Predator Project, we moved off the mountains and onto new opportunities. We now live in the lowveld near Hoedspruit in a house with actual walls. Consequently, we are no longer covered in mildew in the rainy season and we no longer suffer from heat stroke or hypothermia (depending on the time of year) from living under a tin roof surrounded plastic bin bag walls. Actual walls are amazing! Giraffes, wildebeests, impalas, nyalas, warthogs, and zebras live outside our new house. Katy passed her PhD finally and Sam is starting a new job. We are happy.

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Enjoying extreme temperatures – from scorching SA heat to fricking freezing in the USA on a recent trip

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Giraffes outside our actual walls

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Zebras visiting the house while Katy wrote up the PhD of doom

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We have been enjoying awesome sunsets and sundowners in the lowveld

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3 thoughts on “Guess who’s back…I’ll give you a hint, it’s not Slim Shady or Arnie.

  1. Wonderful News that you are back and have your blog up and running. Thank you Dick and Kathy Philips Earthwatch Volunteers

    On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 1:45 PM, Always looking for animals wrote:

    > Primate and Predator Project posted: “It’s been a very long time since we > posted here. We got a bit bogged down in work, childrearing, and studying. > As new parents we were also sleep deprived. Almost two years into the > parenting gig, we still are, but we have started to accept this as an unfo” >

  2. Katy, Sam & Kinn,
    Wonderful to see your blog again after some time away. Interested in reading about what you feel, Finn is thinking when he see large animals around the yard. He also is so sweet when he says ” bye bye”..

  3. Yes it is good to hear from you again…. Good to hear you have walls,
    Hello to Boyby, Finn…… XXX

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