St Andrew’s Boarding School (2)

This piece continues the story of my primary school days at St Andrew’s Junior School. At St Andrews the boarders arrived the day before the first day of each school term that allowing us to unpack, be oriented to our surroundings and timetables and have the rules of the boarding school read and explained. The parquet flooring throughout the…

St Andrew’s Prep School (1)

Boarding School Part 1 and Part 2 are precursors to this third post relating to my boarding school years and form part of my life story. *** The road trip from Kaptagat Prep School to the Nairobi airport was memorable for the speed at which we travelled. My father held his foot firmly on the…

Strawberry Renovation

Last night we enjoyed a harvest from the strawberry bath and tubs;  red, juicy and big too.  We topped them with coconut yoghurt imagined we were in heaven. A friend in our writing group was renovating her wheelbarrow of strawberries and gave us about twenty new runners.  The MOTH (Man of The House) and I nicknamed our friend…

Where Fear Belongs

The media and internet technology play a role in our lives and not all of it is healthy, or indeed necessary.  Remember how shattered and affected we were at the bombing of the Twin Towers.  The images were relayed simultaneously as events unfolded and many struggled the effects of vicarious trauma. The media and internet…