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Pigeon post and rock climbing

storm 26 °C

I'm sitting at home enjoying a rare moment of peace and space, the rain is absolutely bucketing outside and I'm very glad to be indoors just now. David is out with the REAP team on a trip to visit a lady's farm fairly far away and I was volunteering in a nursery in an International School this morning, which was interesting. The teacher let the pet rabbits out of their cage and the children chased them around the garden and caught them and carried them by the ears and tried to stuff cabbage into their mouths...

I had a fairly depressing day on Friday in the orphans nursery (very different from today's nursery), a combination of being ripped off by the taxi driver, getting too much sun, and the reality of so FEW teaching resources, even the essentials, plus still trying to work out how much influence (if any) I can have there. I had brought a pack of 6 tesco value crayons in my bag & the bottle tops I had already collected, so my teaching on colours and numbers to 5 left a lot to be desired.

My spirits were uplifted by our visitors in the evening- Roger and Jos & a couple from my parents church in Reading. They had brought several essentials for us, like a water filter (and chocolate and shampoo and letters:-) and it was good to have their company and hear their impressions of Kisumu, and have someone else to interact with apart from David.
Visitors!!

Visitors!!

We spent a lot of time with them over the weekend, including sitting through a 4 hour church service yesterday. David (mature as ever) was pretending to interpret an old lady's testimony to me and spun some story about her being an olympic runner (fairly amusing if you saw her, and if you had been sitting still for several hours in the heat). After church we were served a mountain of food,
Mountain of ugali to munch through

Mountain of ugali to munch through


and then went up a mountain (well, okay, just a rock) which had great views, but also various types of poo caked throughout.
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DSC_2543


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Rog and Jos

Rog and Jos

This is hopefully the week that we move house and pick up our wicker furniture, but we don't want to get our hopes up.

Posted by africraigs 03:58 Archived in Kenya

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