Category Archives: Kenya

Life in Kenya

LIFE IN KENYA – Then and Now Am I beginning to come out of my shell – or is this just a flash in the pan – Who knows? I gave a SLIDE TALK to the North Coast branch of … Continue reading

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Just Like Old Times

Kenya visit, Wed 7th March 2018 I’d been looking forward to the Museum Wednesday Bird Walk with Fleur Ng’weno and it was just like old times. We meet at the Nairobi racecourse, about 18-20 people, mainly museum trainees and guides. … Continue reading

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A Colourful Presentation of Memorabilia

During my visit to Kenya earlier this year, we called in to say jambo to old friends Tim and Wendy Davis. Nothing had changed, as we drove through the gates of their Langata property, and climbed the familiar steps to … Continue reading

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The World Goes Silent

The last days of my Kenya holiday… a very special gathering of half the family at Maanzoni. It is now my favourite part of the country. Leaving the bustle and chaos of Nairobi city centre on a Friday afternoon, we … Continue reading

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Lowering Skies in the Game Park

March 2018, and we are coming towards the end of my month’s holiday in Kenya. I had a tiring morning shopping with Dennis at The Hub, a new shopping centre on the site of the former¬† Rusty Nail pub in … Continue reading

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An Erudite Man, Well spoken and Highly Intelligent

Early March, 2018 Back in Nairobi, determined not to be reliant on others any more, I persuaded my daughter to lend me her car for a debut drive in the atrocious traffic conditions of the city. A good opportunity was … Continue reading

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The Evening of the Second Day

It is getting late and the dusk is giving way to swift African night as we stop near an embankment on the side of the detour along the main road. We meet the presbytery catechist, who has been summoned by … Continue reading

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It is Still Day Two at Kajuki

It is hot, and I feel tired after our visit to the market place. But my morning is not yet over; there is so much they want to show me.¬† We pile back into the car and drive to another … Continue reading

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Vibrant Business Everywhere

Wed. 28th February 2018 at Kajuki During a healthy breakfast at the Eco Lodge, I enjoy chatting to the owner, a retired civil servant who had hospitality training in London. I mention the loud music of the previous afternoon, and … Continue reading

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The Best Chapatis I have Ever Tasted

It is Tuesday 27th February, 2018. Joseph picks me up in his taxi at 8am for the four and a half hour drive to Kajuki. Good roads all the way. It is very built up and scarcely recognisable through and … Continue reading

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