World events towards the end of 2016 took us all by surprise and informed us that in our dynamic world ‘even the past has become unpredictable’. These events tended to upset most people. We at Treetops believe in paradox. To us, the events only created opportunities and we see them as a ‘blank canvas that invites us to create the most extraordinary work of art’. To do this will require resilience, inspiration, creativity, application, sensitivity and respect for the world we live in.