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Jemma Thorpe

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Jemma grew up on a farm in the Midlands Meander in Kwa-Zulu Natal and studied at the University of Cape Town. With little bush experience but with many hours of au pairing, teaching English and forming a love for travel, Jemma found herself ...

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on 7 Days of Nature’s Gifts: Day 7 – Joy To The World

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Thanks Jemma (and others) for a thoughtful, introspective week!

I’ve enjoyed the series. Thanks! My mindful connection with nature can reflect my connection to self (or lack of it).
I am reminded of this in my small yard as I watch the rhythms of the birds and animals that pass through. And by my dogs complete joy at seeing me in the morning. It’s these moments that offset the difficult fears and pressures, (real or imagined) of the day.

Kirst how right you are about being free in the bush, no appointments and time lines to worry about. There you can do retrospect of the year that has come to an end. Your time can be more appreciated in the wild by just watching, listening and taking in every fresh breath of air. The animals their live in harmony with each other and the bush. You are so privileged to be a Ranger in the most beautiful place, Londolozi.

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Beautiful! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thank you very much for your lovely Christmas articles.
I am wishing all of you, the whole Londolozi family, a wonderful and merry Christmas!

Jemma, thank you for providing us with these amazing 7 days of Nature’s Gifts. I am truly grateful for the inspiration, decorating tips, meditation, and images! My favorite day whilst staying in Londolozi, is the evening in the Boma, being entertained by the Ladies’ Choir. Their enthusiasm and happiness seeps into every part of my body, this last stay encouraging me to get up and dance to their beat. I’m thrilled to have their Xmas song.

Kirst, your blog/essay on freedom is written beautifully. I read it a few times as I gained a bit more insight each time. It’s funny but when I’m traveling in Africa on safari, I often forget what day it is and only check to see if I need to pack to leave – always a sad moment. The quote from Deepak Chopra is perfect! I’m so looking forward to escaping the US once again, to become lost in the peace and freedom of the bush. I never feel as in tune with me and free as when I’m there. If all finally falls into place, perhaps I can enjoy a winter experience with you all – 🤞 enjoy your holidays!!

Jemma, Thanks for creating a special gift for the holidays! We are working our way backwards through the 7 days as we have lost time with the holidays! We loved the song from the choir and have downloaded the song list! Merry Christmas!

Jemma. loved your blog and also loved the Choir – fantastic voices. Kirst, a heartfelt thanks for your words of wisdom. I feel the same way as you do about nature and not being constrained by time. I do appreciate the simple things in life and I do “stop and smell the roses” as it were in appreciating beautful sunrises/sunsets, looking up a clouds, appreciating trees, flowers, etc. I wish each and every one of the Londolozi Family a safe, happy and healthy 2022. Thank you all very much for sharing with us.

Thank you for this wonderful walk through all your lives giving us 7days of nature’s gifts. Each very special in their unique way and certainly more precious and meaningful than a present under the Christmas tree.
Though Christmas has passed I hope that you all had a wonderful feastive day together, as I did with some of my loved ones 💞🙏🏻

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