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Going home

Very very sad to be sitting in the BA lounge waiting to go home. This has been yet another amazing trip with loads achieved - I am so thankful for the support of John who puts up with me when I get grumpy but sometimes this work can overwhelm. This morning I did an assessment

Another day nearer to home :(

What a very emotional day. This morning we went to visit a family we have supported through the generosity of Play Kenya supporters. We took Eileen and Peter to John's house and I think they were a little surprised as how little they have. We arranged for them to have new beds and furniture  with

Swimming Sunday

What an absolutely lovely day! We took all the girls to Lake Elementitia Lodge today, courtesy of Anna and Pauline, where we mwt up with Mission In Action friends. We had the best day swimming and having lunch- it couldn't have been better! Our girls started off being very wary in the water - with

Saturday 29th

Well - apart from Chelsea beating Arsenal at home today - this has been a great day! This morning we had to a have a serious chicken talk! We have 8 hens and a cockerel called John (!)and 27 chicks due any day now - we need to be careful they don't outnumber the girls

Having a great time!!!!

Internet connection!!!! Whey hey!!!! It seems ages since I blogged as we have all been very busy. I have delivered Primary Emotional First Aid training and we have some fantastic local staff who have graduated. In this training we have staff who work with the street boys, in schools, in orphanages and of course the


We are here in Rafiki Mwema!!! Having had a couple of days in The Mara we have arrived home! The Mara was amazing and so beautiful - saw some amazing animals and had a wonderful time chilling in the bar at night - but there is nothing like arriving at RM! The welcome from the

Kenya – September 2012

We have arrived in Kenya with all our bags and Peter and Eileen in tact! Lovely man at customs has offered to get me residency - not sure how many camels that will cost me - but all is good! We are staying a lovely hotel in Nairobi and off early this morning to stay

Our little van has died!

  Sad sad times! Our little van is beyond repair and has gone to van heaven. It is a huge loss to Play Kenya as we rely on this transport for Anisha to get around to the community. We do have our lovely 10 seater but this is used to take the girls to school

August update

Life at Rafiki Mwema is ticking along and all seems calm at the moment. We have a volunteer out there at the moment, Emily, and I am looking forward to hearing her news. Morris passing his driving test has been a great asset to our family as the girls are able to go to church,