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Home is a powerful word. Ideally it is a place of warmth, of protection, of love, and of happiness. ...

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22 September 2013

Hello All, Most of you by now will have heard about the attack by Al Shabob (Al Queda) gunmen and women on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. I won’t attempt a historical overview here, but it has its roots in the Kenya-Somalia conflict that has been simmering for a long…...

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6 June 2013 – Madaraka Weekend

Hello All, July 4th comes early here. June 1 to be exact. It’s Madaraka Day. This year is the 50th anniversary of Kenyan Independence. The weekend is marked by stirring patriotic speeches and lots of national pride. It’s nice. Fifty years. Old and young. Here’s a look at the weekend…...

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08 March 2013 – An Election Christmas

Merry Christmarch, As many of you may know, we have just  held Presidential elections here in Kenya. The vote tally is now delayed four days. Four long days. Our own brand of March Madness. But what’s been delayed even longer is the pictures of Christmas here. I just got them.…...

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18 December 2012 – Welcome Back and Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you all! It has been far too long. If you need to jog your memory…it’s me,  your formerly semi-regular poster and correspondent. If I had been on the ball, I would have fired myself and found you someone with more regular habits. But my irregular habits got…...

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7 May 2012 – Wet, Wetter, Wettest

Hello Umbrella Owners, The last few weeks have deposited more rain here than the last few years. We’re happy and we’re mostly not complainers. So thank you, sincerely, for your concern and your prayers for water, and if you could switch over now to flood control intercession and washed away…...

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14 April 2012 – Easterland

Greetings to all of you, It hasn’t rained yet, but many other good things have been coming down to us. Here’s a basketful of our Pascal benefactions. [nggallery id=249 template=caption] [nggallery id=250 template=caption] [nggallery id=251 template=caption] Here’s to some order in a world that can use all it can get.…...

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2 April 2012 – Flora

Hello, We give our kids huge amounts of good food, clean fresh water, and lots and lots of love. And they grow and grow. You’ve seen it. The lucky ones in person, and the rest in the photos over our time here. In the last nine months or so, all…...

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13 March 2012 – Tina’s Fabulous Tenth

The summer social season kicked off here in Lukenya on a high note with a glamorous poolside soiree where everybody who was anybody was in attendance, dripping wet and eventually full of cake, popcorn, buscuits(cookies) and drinking yoghurt. The paparazzi were everywhere and so we have the following exclusive photos…...

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3 February 2012 – Food For Thought

Hello Fellow Eaters, I notice that when I’m reading, a novel, or a recounting of someone’s journey, I always want more food details. Shackleton to the South Pole — What did they have for dinner? I never get enough. I don’t know why. So, in that self-absorbed way we have…...

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