For a couple of years now I've had an interest in bonsai trees, but have never actually gotten to the point to start training (which is apparently what the bonsai folk call it when you grow a bonsai) one myself. Not long ago I received an invitation from Maggie Mann and Les Kingma of Addo Gateway Lodge out in Colchester to attend a Bonsai Day at their guest house. Les is an expert (although he's quite modest about it) in the art of bonsai and I marveled at some of the trees outside the reception area. Just to add, with Les' help and input I'm now the proud owner (trainer?) of a Spekboom bonsai tree.