Tag Archives: Nairobi

First Visit!

My apologies for the break in my “Charity” blog series, caused by the passing of my long-suffering husband. He was ready to go, he told me on the day of our Golden Wedding anniversary… Life goes on, and I am beginning … Continue reading

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Limited Offer … FREE!

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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Unexplained Happenings in the House

A lovely peaceful day and two nights in Jackie’s home on the northern side of Lake Naivasha, in the Great Rift Valley. We used to enjoy many a day playing games of bridge, with breaks for lunch and tea when she lived … Continue reading

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Pandemonium and Dust.

You don’t have to try and imagine what would result if four roads meet and cross and there are no rules. It happens throughout the day outside the YaYa Centre Shopping Mall in the city of Nairobi. A traffic policeman … Continue reading

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Not Quite Paradise

… But near enough. Maanzoni – twenty odd miles south of Nairobi – is a true haven. We sat on the verandah of Anthea’s weekend hideaway, enjoying the cool breeze. It is warm inside, where we went in the late … Continue reading

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Of Words, Pictures and Poetic Licence

Or How a Beginner Tackled the Task of Producing a Book Trailer. It was a sort of spur of the moment effort, which ended up taking a whole day. The opening scene still graces my desktop – elephants catching a … Continue reading

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The False Baobab.

I asked my daughter to paint a sample cover for BREATH OF AFRICA using the theme of a false baobab. The plains of Africa are littered with ant hills. Some envelope the trunks of scraggly acacia bushes, turning them into … Continue reading

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