Archive for December, 2004


Friday, December 24th, 2004

I’ve not done cards or even e-mail wishes this year so I just wanted to take the opportunity to wish everyone: HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a fantastic year in 2005

Where’s Mark gone?

Friday, December 24th, 2004

Four blogs in one day, What’s going on? Well I wanted to give a little news but our Internet was not working yesterday.


Friday, December 24th, 2004

Last night I walked out of my house after around 9pm and walked in the college compound. The night watch men were, as usual, sitting resting against the hostel walls with their bikes and bows and arrows next to them on the grass. I sat between them and rested myself against the hostel wall. They […]


Friday, December 24th, 2004

Now that I’ve got your attention… and in the wake of recent discussions about muslim women and propriety, I’m going to share an entry from my private journal, that I wrote six months ago in my notebook on a trip to Nairobi and never got round to typing up.

The gateway of last resort

Monday, December 20th, 2004

Although it sounds like something from Princess Bride (or … what was that movie that had the Pit of Eternal Stench?), the gateway of last resort is, in fact, something I’ve learned about this week since we started spending all the hours God sends (plus a few we steal from other sources) learning how to […]

Slip up

Friday, December 17th, 2004

The training goes on. I managed to pull myself ahead to take a day trip to Nairobi on wednesday to book a Safari for Rena when she comes to visit on Boxing Day! That meant taking 3 chapter-end exams, a practise final and a final exam plus a pracical skills test on Tuesday! Phew! And […]

Goose chase

Monday, December 13th, 2004

I’m replanning christmas.

Quality training

Friday, December 10th, 2004

Obviously it’s been very interesting for me to be on the ohter side of the classroom divide over here in Kenya. My trainers here are kenyans, one of them’s a woman, and a muslim too, the first I’ve really met in Kenya. She doesn’t shake hands. Or perhaps she doesn’t with men. I wasn’t expecting […]

Train me some more

Tuesday, December 7th, 2004

Just a quickie on a break from my **next** course. Last week’s swahili training was great, and it was great to be with a bunch of other volunteers. I cant write much about it now, its all a blur. Steve, one of the Vols on that training, came and stayed this weekend and the Peace […]