Dawn from the guest room of the Big House, where I finally moved to on Friday. The old four-poster I’ll be using in the main bedroom, made for a great-great uncle in the 1870s from Stinkwood and Yellowwood (THE South African woods!) is an heirloom piece, and being restored after 7 years in storage. The move is my excuse for missing my first ever weekly pic in week two – which just happened to be the 54th of the series. That plus being tired of the lingering winter… Late wintery defines the garden at this time. But in Johannesburg this weekend I felt the first stirrings of spring!