Shimba Hills Lodge Hotel
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... all! I made the trip back to Mombasa....just making it in time before nightfall!!!! It was a tiring day but a good one!
I ended up getting a very early night, not just because I was so tired....but because we had yet another powercut. These are a frequent occurance - tonight Irene and I sat there in candlelight for quite a while!
Hope all is well in Blighty or wherever you may be reading this!
Lots of love
... it was going to be malaria. Once I started feeling better and more human, I realised I really needed a break from Musanda and decided to come down to Mombasa. I called Peter my PhD colleague whom I also hadn't seen for 10 years and asked if he was around and the next day I was on a flight to Mombasa from Kisumu.
Last week was by far the toughest week for me. Again I have my amazing friends to thank for and particularly my placement manager, you have been a shoulder for me ...
... better at negotiating). This morning we hopped on the ferry back to Dar Es Salaam and then took a taxi to the airport. Now we're waiting for our flight up to Mwanza in northern Tanzania, where we'll visit a missionary that is helping locals with various healthcare needs (thanks to my grandma's neighbor Father Breen who worked for the same mission in Kenya for over 30 years!). We're looking forward to seeing what kind of work they're doing and helping out anyway we can! ...
... up at the mechanics again. Our patience lost after an hour of this, we eventually found out this was a special hire that was being used to tow a broken car back to Nairobi. We could not quite tell why they thought to include us in this little trip, as by now we would have already been back in Nairobi.
After insulting a number of generations of the driver's family, we eventually forced him to pay for us to go on another taxi back to Nairobi. All in ...
... any proper teacher training in my view and I really do want to teach them to the best of my ability, but I have never done this before, and I'm not really sure what I'm doing....!!!
I spoke to Nikki and Michele about my feelings in the evening, and they both assured me that I'm doing a wonderful job and that I should stop beating myself up about it. This was really nice to hear, but I have ...