Boarding School: Part 2

Last week I introduced readers to my first boarding school experience at Kaptagat Preparatory School.  The school was fourteen miles from the nearest town of Eldoret in the Rift River Valley of Kenya, East Africa Boarding school was an expensive privilege.  My parents considered the vast number of activities and programmes offered by the private…

Gulgong

We’ve been members of the Camper Trailer Club for three years and each year at the annual gathering we rekindle friendships made the previous years.  The gatherings run from Sunday night through to Friday night and the closing  ceremony when next year’s location is revealed.  They are a hardy bunch…… mostly baby boomers.  We feel at…

It is good to be reminded

Some people watch cat videos others watch the WalMart clips on YouTube.  When I need to unwind, I go to inspirational clips. The audience scoffed at her aspirations and Simon was patronising and cynical.  When the music began and she opened her mouth to sing, Susan Boyle put them in their places.  What we have within is so much bigger…

Boarding School

The first time I left home was to attend boarding school 200 miles north west of Nairobi where we were living.  I was five years old. Our housekeeper, Mrs Willoughby, packed the large blue suitcase, with metal expanders, while my mother ticked off items from the list as they were placed in the suitcase.  It…

Photo Challenge: Monochromatic

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Monochromatic.” A powerful monochromatic image is composed of a gradient of a single color, and has an emphasis on texture and composition. While the images I’ve shared in this post are not entirely monochromatic, they show the power that a simple color palette can have in…

Gertie Part 3

Parts 1 and 2 in the series entitled Gertie provide background and her place in my grandparents’ home.   This third post and final post was written for Monday Memoir and will be included as  part of my life story. *** Gertie was aware it was another night of unrest and normally she would not have…

My Day Book

Today I am linking up with The Simple Woman’s Day Book which invites women to respond to the same prompters each week. For Today… Monday 14th September 2015 Outside my window are the sounds of children playing outdoors and a ball being kicked against the corrugated iron fencing.  I am thinking two more posts until 500 posts…