The last trip to Africa was strictly to see the twins who were 2 years old by then. We intended to spend 10 days visiting them and stop in Italy for a couple of weeks. About a week before we were supposed to leave we found out that Julie had breast cancer. Her GP contacted a surgeon but we wouldn’t likely get in for 2-3 weeks so we decided to go see the twins anyway and stop off in Rome for a few days. We cancelled the rest of the trip in Italy and when we arrived home we were in to see the surgeon the next day. The trip to see the twins and to Rome turned out to be a great diversion from thinking about the cancer. Click on the following link for a few pictures taken in Africa – mainly of the twins on empty beaches on the south coast west of Port Elizabeth (too cold for other beach goers): TWINS IN AFRICA.