Monthly Archives: April 2013

A monkey in my room and scenes from Mount Kenya National Park

Serena Mountain Lodge continues! I was sitting on the corner of my bed yesterday around 4pm, drafting an email and enjoying the nice breeze and the sunlight streaming through my open balcony door. I heard a noise outside I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Making an exception for Mount Kenya

Oh dear. I really really need to tell you about my work in Mukono and Masaka last week and time seems to keep getting away on me. Let me tell you about the past day and a half in Kenya … Continue reading

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A chilly morning (to some) in Nairobi

I just landed in Kenya two hours ago. I have never before been on a Kenya Airways flight that departed on time before and today my flight left early! It seems when you’re travelling a mere 50 minutes to Nairobi … Continue reading

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Kindness in the Food Court

I went to Oasis mall yesterday afternoon for some retail therapy, dinner with C, and to watch a movie at the Cineplex theatre with C and S. I splurged and got a private taxi to drive me there. For the … Continue reading

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Grasshoppers for a snack

On the way home tonight, at the far end of a parking lot, hanging on a rock wall there was a banner “Jet Car Wash”. In front of it a white car was parked and someone was tossing water from … Continue reading

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Still smawwt six hours later

Okay something is going on today! When I was walking home tonight a lady walking behind me said “Eh. Muzungu (foreigner)”. “Yes?” I turned around to ask, as everyone else around me looked fairly local to me. “You look smaawt … Continue reading

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So smawwt

I was just out for my daily lunchtime walk and was told by a lady walking by that I am “soooo smart” meaning a sharp dresser/well put together and pronounced smawwt. It made me grin as I have never been … Continue reading

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Food, accompaniments, and treats

I had an oddly easy commute home today from the office. There was hardly any traffic passing me on the road so I never once felt like I might have to jump into a ditch to avoid getting hit. And … Continue reading

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The inauguration of Kenya’s fourth president

Kenya’s fourth president, Uhuru Kenyatta, was inaugurated on Tuesday. I am finding it difficult to write about it as I feel a certain sense of disappointment in the electorate of a country I love and whose people are working trying … Continue reading

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A picture is worth 1000 words

I have had more than a few requests to see the results of my lengthy visit to the “saloon” last weekend. Here is the unveiling of the new style I am currently coping with. Luckily it’s long enough to tuck … Continue reading

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