Today is the 7th birthday of Youngest Granddaughter. I have a picture of her from Oribi Gorge on Tuesday doing one of the things she loves best: climbing and clambering.
She was playing with my Leatherman Multitool yesterday on the way to swimming, and she asked wistfully whether she could have one for her birthday. I laughed, but then thought, why not? So I got a decent multitool (not a Leatherman, but a more reasonably-priced lookalike) which I presented to her after school today. Her Ken doll, clothes, and MP4 player (as some of her other presents) promptly got upstaged, to the slight chagrin of her mother and grannie.
She even took it with her to Spur for a birthday dinner this evening and was annoyed when they wouldn’t let her wear it into the play area.
Another amusing instance of mini-synchronicity occurred today. I visited the blog of de Wets Wild, and that made me remember that we had seen some unfamiliar monkeys at the gorge, and I decided to google them so as to mention the sighting in a comment on that blog. The species was promptly identified as the Samango Monkey and the link given as a reference was … wait for it … that of de Wets Wild!