S0 we finally got to see baby Cambridge as his parents brought him out to meet the press and the people who had been camped out for weeks to see the tiny bundle.
I thought Catherine looked so pretty and fresh(and normal), and really confident with her tiny baby! How she looked so great after the long day before is beyond me, but I did read that her hair stylist was visiting her so clearly she did have some help… I firmly believe that if your hair looks good, you feel good.(Is it just me or is her hair looking much lighter?)
I would never have wanted to greet thousands of people, let alone the world’s press 24 hours after giving birth, but she carried it off perfectly. William looked so proud-I think his mother would have loved all of this so much!
In the spirit of Ramadan and focusing on health and wellbeing, I have started a walking program at one of the Malls close to my home..(and no, that is not the exciting news! )
I am trying to walk for at least 30 minutes a day for now, and hopefully build up to an hour in a few weeks. I have not attempted a serious fitness program since breaking my ankle in 2011 and I am determined to get fit enough to start dance classes again.
I feel most fortunate to have a very large mall (about 3.2km both ways) to enable us to walk inside because I find it unbearable to even attempt to walk outside in the heat and humidity. Dodging the shoppers can be challenging but I am determined to get fit and this is the only way I can do it until we are able to exercise outdoors again.
Onto MUCH more exciting news…the Royal Baby is on his/her way!!
As a devoted Royalist, I am so excited to finally find out what the Royal baby will be…but I guess we will have to wait until the morning! The crowds outside the Palace and the hospital are insane and the vibe in the city must be incredible…
There are even people who have been camping outside the hospital for about 12 days! I am not sure my loyalty to the British Monarchy extends that far, but I can certainly appreciate their enthusiasm!
I have a feeling it will be a little girl….anyone else agree with me?
I grew up during the Apartheid Regime in South Africa and I have vivid childhood memories of the numerous inequalities imposed on the African people in South Africa…at the time I was obviously too young to realise fully what was going on ,but when I eventually moved to the United Kingdom to visit and travel around Europe in my early twenties, it struck me that how we were living in South Africa was not normal….when Nelson Mandela was finally released in 1990, I joined the rest of South Africa in celebration of the end of Apartheid and the start of badly needed change. I stood in line with thousands of other people when we all , the whole rainbow nation, voted for the new government.
I admired the man who became the leader of our new country, particularly for the way that he embraced the whole nation, and for the peace and reconciliation which he represented. He was truly the father of our nation, and we all felt it and still do.
While the current government is unfortunately mired in scandal and corruption, Nelson Mandela still stands as a beacon of hope for his people…Happy 95th Birthday Madiba.