Adventures in mud

It’s rainy season here in Kenya but we thought a weekend in Nairobi National Park would be fun. We got a bit more fun than we bargained for amidst the mud, buffalo patrolled roads and deep ponds! Our little Rav 4 did a great job for most of it but there was a really bad…

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…

Furniture delivery

 Furniture in shops here is crazily expensive so unless you want a side of the road, wooden crate sofa which is good for stacking, you need to look elsewhere. A good option is to get one in an expat sale who have European imported furniture. You have to be quick and you have to be…

Talent spotting

Its not everyday you get stopped in the street and asked if you would be interested in modelling, is it? Well on Saturday that is exactly the question asked to me and Chris. We had been busy in down town Nairobi buying some paint for the flat and ended up in the Alliance Francaise  (French…

Our last month in numbers

30 days since we left 25 properties visited 8 episodes of Madmen watched 1 car accident 4 flights taken 642km driven 0km run! 5 new friends made* 9 power-cuts experienced 1 jar of Marmite received 40 estimated number of cappacinos drunk *Friend = someone who has invited us out

Birthday weekend away

Relaxing by the swimming pool Heres a few photos from our weekend away. Chris arranged for a short trip outside of Nairobi for my birthday. It was great to relax, breathe fresh air and hear the birds singing. Went to the Karen Blixen museummade famous by the “Out of Africa” film.   Hand made bead shop And also…