Tag Archives: Kenya

Tea and Cakes

And a Book-signing to be fondly remembered. It’s almost like deja vu. Only this time I was a little bit wiser, and laid on home made cup cakes, duly decorated with African animals, made by my daughter. The chocolates, too, … Continue reading

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Time to Re-start

Today is my birthday, and tomorrow is the book-signing of my third novel. Fifteen years ago the thought of becoming a fully-fledged author was an impossible dream, which I was encouraged to commit to paper. I was over sixty, for … Continue reading

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Is it really a whole month since I blogged? Can’t think how the time has gone… Oh yes – how could I forget that we have a brand new bathroom! After three long days of dust, sweat and tears, the … Continue reading

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They’ve Tied Themselves Up In Knots.

Deja Vu? Here’s an article I wrote for Kenya’s Karengata Chronicle on June 9th, 1984. Thought it might make you chuckle… If I were a Martian, up in my satellite monitoring the people and events on earth – earth, that little pinprick of a … Continue reading

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Letters from Elsewhere: Charles Omari Ondiek

Originally posted on An' de walls came tumblin' down:
Today’s guest speaks to me from Africa and is brought by Jane Bwye. SPEAKING FOR MYSELF Thank you for having me, Miriam, and letting me come alive from the pages of…

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The Merry Matatu Marathon

When we rant and rave about “the Authorities”, and bemoan the plight of Africa’s wildlife, we often forget what it used to be like. Here’s a press cutting I’ve dug out from over thirty years ago, from Kenya’s now defunct Langata … Continue reading

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The Joys of Spring

Last weekend I enjoyed one of my favourite things. Since coming to the UK from Kenya sixteen years ago, my one biggest challenge was leaving behind our animals and learning to live without any dogs, cats, horses, cows, chickens, geese, in a strange new … Continue reading

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