Archive for November, 2004

Train me

Monday, November 29th, 2004

Im here in this (poxy) cybercafe in Nairobi. I got up at 5 this morning and hauled ass over to the capital. Started early to avoid the bad bad traffic jams in the city. Mondays, I was told, are particularly bad with people coming back from weekends away. My first job this morning wa to […]


Friday, November 26th, 2004

So I was wrong about where my colleague wanted to take me. It wasn’t to visit his home place, but to visit his friend who is the quality manager of a Tea factory.

Happy Holiday

Thursday, November 25th, 2004

I’m off to visit the home of a colleague today. Many Kenyans have told me they’d like me to come and visit their home places. This is the first one to actually come up with a plan. I’ve to leave right now but first I just had to put up the decorations in my parlour.


Friday, November 19th, 2004

And as if that wasn’t bad enough…

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Yesterday I went on a nice trip to Nairobi with Theresa and Katie the Peace Corps volunteers for me to get a new Phone and for them to have a day out and do some shopping in a supermarket. I’d done my 8km run in the morning and had tired legs all day. When I […]

Mass murder

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

On monday evening I lay in bed and listened to the drama enacted above my head by what I take to be rodents of some sort betwixt the ceiling and the roof.


Saturday, November 13th, 2004

Last night a wonderful thing happened: My stage IV students invited me to join them in the dining hall where they were celebrating one of their birthdays! What a lovely time we had, dancing to friday night radio, eating food they had cooked, singing happy birthday (including the Kenyan second verse!). After the meal they […]

The ‘phone is dead. Long live the ‘phone

Friday, November 12th, 2004

So, the verdict on my old Nokia 3310 is that it is dead. Passed on. Shuffled off this mortal coil. Gone to meet its maker. curled up its tootsies. Run down the curtain and gone to join the bleeding chior invisible.

Corporate Livery

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

OK I stayed up **way** too late last night doing this new ‘look’ for and I haven’t tested it in Micro$oft Internet Explorer yet (but it looks fine in Mozilla) so would you guys please let me know how it looks? (and also what you think, but don’t be too critical yet, Im still […]

Du-du nuts

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

So last night I finally got home at 11.45pm. Here’s the story (featuring Du Do Nuts)