Christmas is coming

I’m getting really excited about Christmas. It was the Christmas Trust Fair at the weekend, full of great vendors such as Mango Patch which is an amazing textile company supporting single mums and Kamili Designs where I volunteer once a week. I got to help out on Kamili’s stall which was a great experience. The Nairobi Music Society…

Pink goo

I went to check on my handsoap and it seems to have set like a pink blancmange! And when I stirred it, it looks a bit like phlegm – yuk. So I made some online investigations and it says I need to add glycerin to the mix. I thought that’s what they made bombs from?…

Pink hand soap

Today I’ve been at the Christmas fair at Ngong race course. Saw some lovely stuff and made a dint in my Christmas shopping list! It inspired to make some hand soap. Its really simple. Just grate a bar of soap into a pan of boiling water, simmer for 2 minutes until it melts then leave…

Christmas create Cinnamon tree decorations

Does your Christmas tree need some extra decorations but you dont want to spend loads of money. You could try and make these cinnamon decorations. It’s fun, easy and will look great on your tree. Finished dough Make some salt dough 50g plain flour 50g table salt 1 tbs ground cinnamon Mix dry ingredients together…

Christmas day at Hope House

Here are some photos from our time at Hope House on Christmas day. We spent some time playing with the children and their new toys. Some of them were more engaged than others. It took half an hour of sitting with one little boy to get him interested in a drum. Some of the little…

Christmas in Nairobi

It’s going to be a quiet Christmas for us in Nairobi. After loosing Mum I knew that however we spent it, it would be difficult, so we are planning something completely different. We will spend Christmas day with the children of Hope House. Some friends of ours go every year to be with the babies aged…

Creative escape

  Your decorations  Following last weeks blog, people at my church have been busy making and decorating their own salt dough decorations. Someone made a heart with a C for Cheryl – which is such a lovely thought. Anyone else have their creations to share?   It’s been a tough few weeks since Mum passed away. Ive…