A few years ago I purchased a wonderful book filled with African photographs taken in the 50’s and 60’s. There was one small picture taken at a manor house in Nairobi, Kenya. The image shows a couple eating at their breakfast table while a beautiful giraffe sticks her head through the window for a kiss, and perhaps a snack.
I deeply wished to have this experience. Last year I fulfilled my dream by spending two nights at Giraffe Manor, the same house in the photograph. Sharing breakfast with the beautiful wild giraffes was a magical experience, one that I hope to repeat again some day. Until then I have breakfast in Cleveland, Ohio most mornings. But, sometimes, the breakfast that I choose reminds me of that special African experience.
½ of a papaya, peeled and chopped
1 banana, sliced
½ cup raisins
¼ cup of sunflower seeds
juice of ½ a lemon
Add first four ingredients into a beautiful bowl and squeeze the lemon juice over the mixture. Enjoy.
Photography by Simone Jowell