|a selfie out the huge window directly across from my bed (with a feather duvet!),|
looking out into one of the lovely gardens of the cottage where we stayed in Harare
I didn't know what to expect of our week-long holiday to Zimbabwe, but it was fabulous. We started out with a day in Bulawayo visiting the Brethren In Christ church offices and spending time with our regional administrators, Jake and Nancy, in their home. We ended up on a bus with cardboard seats and no safety belts winding through the hills (mountains?) of Chirundu Way en route from Harare, Zimbabwe to Lusaka, Zambia-- okay, so maybe that wasn't the best part... but...
|looking out into the garden from the sitting room|
|the courtyard in the middle of the house|
|flowers in the courtyard|
In between, we stayed with Sara's newlywed friends Doug and Chloe in this magical English cottage.
We also visited coffee shops, joined them at their church and Bible study functions, sat by the fire eating stew, off-roaded a mountain on Saturday afternoon, and... relaxed in the peacefulness of life sans work, cell phones, and constant knocks at the door.
It was bliss.
It was magical.
It was a true holiday
|my bed with the feather duvet|
|bougainvillea is always gorgeous|
|Sara's charming second story window|
|another view to the courtyard in the middle of the house|