Elizabeth Bowen and Molly Stejskal

Massachusetts - USA

23 March 2006

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I met Elizabeth and Molly at their place of stay in Newlands and after Elizabeth and I caught up on what had transpired since we last met two years ago we all set out on a city tour followed by a visit to the township of Kayamandi.

 

Molly and Elizabeth at the Mount Nelson Hotel where we had tea and scones and spent some time together going over the history of South Africa

 

The sisters in front of Table Mountain as seen from Bo-Kaap

 

 

Having a wonderful Cape Malay lunch at Zoerienas

 

Molly at Beyerskloof winefarm where we tasted some pinotage

 

With Lily in her home in Kayamandi

 

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With Lily and her granddaughter Zizo and a friend of Zizo's

 

Elizabeth wanted to meet a young irl , Lonela, whom she met last time so as to give here a gift.

 

 

Elizabeth with Lonela and her mom

 

Having fun in the Ikamva Lethu centre

 

 

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We met up with Nosandile and all her family and friends in her new shack home.

 

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Helping the kids in Zone J with the Fruit for kids project

 

After our vist to Kayamandi we stopped in at De Zoete Inval for pancakes before we left for Cape Town.


25 March 2006

As a last minute type decision Elizabeth and Molly joined my wife Bette as well as my Gordon and Heather McConnel who were touring with me 2 days later at a concert at Spier by the up and coming South African group Freshlyground. We had a wonderful evening together at a great concert.  

 

Gordon, Heather, Elizabeth, Molly and Bette at the Freshlyground concert.

 

Elizabeth and Molly enjoying Freshlyground at sunset.

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It was an absolute joy to take Elizabeth and Molly around Cape Town and the township of Kayamandi. We had a wonderful time together, so much so that before we knew it our day together was over. What a pity as our day together was such an enjoyable one. Elizabeth and Molly's joining us for the Freshlyground concert also proved to be a great experience as we all enjoyed ourselves immensely at the concert.

A BIG THANK YOU

ELIZABETH AND MOLLY