Sunday, December 30, 2007

My favourite view

This is the Ngong Hills just outside Nairobi. I have lived in their shadow most of my life and just can never tire of this view.

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Nairobi National Park

This is the sign at the entrance to the park.

Fab isn't it.

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What to do in case of rain and window winding failure!

I'm sure this could get a bit tricky when he gets stuck in traffic and has to hold his umbrella and drive the car and perhaps change gear . . ?

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

And there's more . . .

And now I have this little gathering of about 6 weavers that seemed to have stopped by to chat about their day too.

The noise of all the birds at this time of the day is so nice. I wish I could record it and share it with you but I'm afraid I'm just not that tech savy.

You'll just have to close your eyes and imagine it.

Beautiful huh?

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Moving In!

I'm not sure how clearly this picture will come out but this is two little Pied Wagtails that have decided to set up home in my roof.

They're really very sweet although I do have a tin roof on my house so they're really very noisy at this time of the evening when they come back from their day out on the town.

I do hope they got a chance to vote!

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Tortoise on the move

This is our big tortoise making his bid for freedom at the fence!

I think he's definitely voting Raila!

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Xmas fairy

Our fairy from the top of our Christmas tree hasn't been seen for a couple of days and we assumed she'd got annoyed and done a runner after having quite enough of that Christmas tree branch stuck up her skirt.

Anyway I have just found these few bits in the garden and I have to assume that one of the dogs had finally had enough of her taking top job crowning the Christmas tree and has actually eaten her.

It's a sad demise for a Christmas fairy don't you think? I can only hope she was very tasty!

Merry Christmas to all you fairys out there still sitting in your tree tops and best wishes for the rest of the Christmas season..

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Campaigning in style!

You're just no-one these days unless your 4x4 is plastered with campaign stickers and you,ve got some loud speakers tied on your roof!

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Vicious bug alert!

Eeew! Its damn vicious looking. You probably can't tell but this spider's got white stripes and furry pincers and . . . Oh s**t where's it gone?

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Air conditioning?

I suppose this is one way of keeping the matatu (minibus) cool! .......

Actually think I might try that driving with the door open - could probably save a bit on fuel!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Shops for the musical biker?

Just passed this shop in town.

I'm not sure how clear it is but they are selling motor bikes at the front of the shop and guitars at the back - not sure how they are related but perhaps we have lots of musical bikers out there in Nairobi - could be its our version of the Hells Angels - instead of leather jackets (as its far too hot for those at the moment), perhaps they strap a guitar to their backs instead as some form of protection when they hit the dirt!

Mmmmm . . . Food for thought . . .

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Xmas our end

Just wanted you all to know that although the sun is shining and the ground is as hard as rock we do Christmas too - although perhaps in plastic - it's still pretty festive!

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

My view this morning

I'm not sure if you can tell as I took this picture with my phone, but this morning we were hanging out at the foot of mount kilimanjaro.

It is so awesome!

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Damn traffic!

Rush hour down our way . . .
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Hey. Who says our police are corrupt? . . .
That matatu (minibus) has just overtaken me and I'm doing 100 kph!
There used to be a law in this country that all matatus are fitted with speed governors that don't allow them to go over 80 kph - seems his has slipped passed the cops and yet we've just come through a police check.
Perhaps it is time for change?
. . . . At least the maasai didn't get swept off his bike!

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

. . . And this is furniture shopping!

It's just like IKEA really - only slightly more breezy!

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Clothes Shopping

This is clothes shopping round ours!

Don't suppose it's anything like the range you get in Marks and Spencers?

(as you may have guessed, I was actually driving my car whilst taking this photo for you, so please feel free to help me post my bail!)

Thanks in advance.

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Sheltering from the storm.

Stormy weather approaching so need to take cover.

As you can see, over here that means under the nearest umbrella at the local kiosk (shop).

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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Sure signs of Global warming

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Friday, December 7, 2007

Let's Get Into The Christmas Spirit

Now sing together everybody . . .

"Rudolph the red nose reindeer
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows . . .


............. Oh Whoops - that'll learn them then!

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Watch Out For Speedtraps

Police keep on top of Christmas speed merchants

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Kenyans shocked?

This is the headlines in one of our newspapers today. Although I'm not sure we're shocked. Are we?

We most definitely expected politicians to pay out loads of cash to bribe people to vote for them and the fact that only one third of the money given out actually got to the voters and the rest went into the pockets of the agents is absolutely no surprise to any of us either surely!

The best thing I did hear that this report found out, was that something like only 3 in 9 of those people bribed actually voted for the politician who bribed them.

To me that at least shows we might be getting somewhere.

Take the money and vote for who you want to is most definitely progress in my book!

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My drive to work

Am so excited this morning as they've graded the road that I take between my son's school and my office.

Obviously someone with some serious clout lives in these parts or it would never have got done. Sadly that is the way it works in the corrupt world that we live in, but hey this morning I'm NOT complaining believe me!

Foot flat down on accelerator.

Here I go!

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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Thank goodness its Sunday!

It's a pretty tough life being a guard dog.

Sometimes you just collapse with utter exhaustion after chasing people, horses and other dogs up and down the fence all day.

Thank goodness its Sunday and I can take the day off. As you can tell I'm in need of some serious r & r.

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Saturday, December 1, 2007

This is the weather forecast . . .

Most definitely a bit of a storm heading this way on our side of the fence.

I'm not quite sure what happened to summer?!?

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Only in Kenya?

Round at a friends for tea and look who popped its head over the fence . . .

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High Tech

Most definitely the way to go!
Woo Hoo ....
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