In the pink

What does one take to a Hen party in Kenya?! With limited retail outlets here to buy sexy undies or novelty toys I had to resort to a homemade present. I did toy with the idea of making a lacy garter but my recent baking obsession, inspired by Great British bake off, promoted me to make…

What happens when hubby is out of town

Im not going to say I enjoy it when my husband is travelling but life is certainly different. Here are some of the things that have happened since he’s been gone. Left the door unlocked (by mistake) Invited myself for a sleep over at a friends Spent the whole afternoon making jewelry Avoided supermarket shopping completely Forgot to…

Love Again Forever Whatever

I have just returned from a few days on the magical island of Lamu. When I was there I heard the story of a small company Ali Lamu, who started as the result of healing from a broken heart. It was the work of a local fisherman and a Swiss artist, Daniela who created their first piece…

Nairobi siege: It started like a normal day

I was sat choosing which salad to have whilst 1km down the road the start of a nightmare was unfolding. We had driven towards Westlands first to look at a car for sale and then to drop into a friends house for coffee. One of my favourite places to have lunch was a short ride…

Escape to Lamu

Escaped to the island of Lamu for a long weekend. What better way to celebrate 8 years of wonderful marriage than to be lulled by the sounds of the Indian ocean whilst soaking up the Swahili culture. Browsed, basked and breakfasted in this ancient Arab settlement.  View from the deck of Peponi hotel, Shela beach….

Taking care

Back in the UK for 2 weeks. Spending time with Mum and trying to work. I hadn’t anticipated how my week would turn out. Arrived on Monday to find Mum in bed. The kitchen looked like a pharmacy with a stack of drugs laid out with little hand written labels about how many per day…

Happy Valentines

Are you doing anything for Valentines? Or do you think that today is just the same as any other?Found it amusing this evening on the way home from work I stopped to buy groceries. There was a queue of worried guys at the checkout with bunches of drooping flowers and boxes of chocolates. Is that…