Camel Derby

I’m back from my trip up into the Northern hemisphere to meet the other volunteers, experience Samburu land and culture, and to see the Maralal Camel Derby.

how to start a camel race This is how they looked at the starting line, And this is how they looked when they set off. Camel Race

Putting your foot in it

My last exam was this morning. I’ve written a moody comment on a previous entry just now. So I can write a more civil entry here — about footwear!

I’m leaving on a bit of a trip this afternoon: going to see camel races in Maralal, via Nairobi and Nanyuki so there won’t be a lot of blogging till next week I imagine. Please don’t let that stop you putting your comments. I love seeing your comments. Evn when I dont answer them It really encourages me and supports me here to see you reading these entries. I want Everyone to feel welcome to add thoughts to these pages, and not to be put off by the fact that there are certain names that seem to crop up again and again. The way to change that is to write your own thoughts and see who reacts to them. You can get a list of recent comments from the link on the side-bar, so you can always tell where there’s life on this blog, even when I’m off traveling. And with that, I leave bitterjug.com in your hands for a few days. Karibu!.
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Making a difference

Here is what I wrote for section 4 of my VSO preliminary progress report, under the heading:
VSO finds it very useful for both internal and external use (e.g. sending to sponsors, etc) to have detailed descriptions of volunteers’ daily lives and work. Please use this space (and extra paper if you wish) to describe what your life is like.
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