Live. Love. Eat – When The Hunger Strikes!

After being away for far too long, I figured I would try and appease you with a food post. I can only hope it works. This entire period, I have been on a seafood diet. You’ve probably heard this one before but I have lived it for the past few months. I see food and I eat it and boy! Don’t you dare finish the last of anything in the house. World War III in the offing.

*Cues Tokyo Vanity's Best friend hook*

*Cues Tokyo Vanity’s Best friend hook*

It all started with this deep desire to bake. I had never baked before in my life. Thanks to Google and my very own guinea pig (let’s not tell The Mister I called him that), I have been feeling very Alice Taabu-ish lately. So here is what I have been up to on my seafood diet. Continue reading

There’s a First Time For Everything

The sun is peeking through the clouds. The cows mooing incessantly. The turkey poults have started gathering at the door for their daily scoop of grains. It’s a beautiful day, a stark contrast to the day’s programme. I take a shower and dress up fast.

We drive down Ngong Road. My aunt is chatting up her friend in the back seat. I fall into my thoughts. Last I saw Julia, I had just come from the main service at CITAM Ngong, church on the hill. Continue reading

Of Life’s Lessons – Don’t Compromise Yourself

Congratulations! You, my friend, made it past January. As we turn to page 32/365, all I can think of is how most things, if not everything, in life are a two-way relationship. It is always a compromise and a sacrifice. Of time, money, etcetera. However, that is not quite the case always.

Don’t compromise yourself, You are all you’ve got. — Janis Joplin

You give a little each day, a little more the other day, and a little more the day after that. You get nothing in return. Zero. Nada. Zilch. It could be a circumstance that makes you feel drained, an unrequited relationship, an unsuccessful partnership… yes, all those ships. Life is too short for bad vibes people! 🙂 Continue reading

DIY Project – My Gratitude Mason Jar

The 40th weekend of Njaanuary. A warm, sunny Saturday. A perfect day for a DIY.

I got this gratitude jar idea from my very good friend (I know, I know. I’m starting to sound like I am making up all these “my friends” stories). I went ahead and bought my mason jar in preparation for this challenge.

GIYF. For real! Google is certainly your friend. I came across these beautiful jars and I was like ‘boring gratitude jar for who’?

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Artsy Pantsy – Fake It Till You Make It

I can picture Michelangelo laughing. Yes, laughing at me.

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My friend had the opportunity to see Michelangelo’s 14 ft marble masterpiece depicting the Biblical hero, David. Let’s just say, we’ll never hear the end of it. 😀 But really, from the pictures, and all the tales from her trip to Italy, that fellow’s work was spectacular! Continue reading

Hello 2015!

It is here with us. I hope you bye-Feliciad 2014 and are ready for new challenges (yes, all those things in your to-do lists…I sure hope you will follow through). Remember how we thought 2030 was kingdom come? We are getting there. Fast! The days are literally flying by. Soon enough we will be out of these njaanuary manenos. Phewks!

I stumbled on this blog post and at that point, the idea of blogging about these was exciting. Now,  I am not so sure. What do you think?

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Lord Egerton’s Castle – Adventures In Kenyaland II

A story is told, of a man who out of love and lots of passion, went through hell and high water to impress one lady to whom he wished to become engaged. No, there is no happily ever after. The man is left bitterly spurned. Oh the things that love makes us do!

This is the story of Lord Maurice Egerton Tatton, the fourth and last Baron Egerton of Tatton (1874 – 1958).

After our tummies were full, we headed out. About 14 kilometres from Nakuru town, lying on a 100-acre piece of land, stands this magnificent, architectural masterpiece set on expansive, lush lawns.

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Punda Milias Nakuru Camp – Adventures In ‘Kenyaland’ I

This post is long overdue. Let me give you the prelude to this story. If you are a marketer, you might understand the science behind email marketing only too well. You send out emails faithfully and pray to God that your subscribers get the gist of your message and will eventually buy into it someday. So one by one, I kept receiving emails from the very lovely people at Kichakani Sunset. Come September, I received one email saying that they would be going to two places for the price of one. The Kenyan in me checked in imminjiet!

Fast forward to the day of the trip, which by the way, was also the day I was to be travel down to Watamu. Adventures in ‘Kenyaland’ was just about to begin.

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What is a morning without a cuppa?

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Mida Creek Sundowner Dhow Ride – The Real Utamu

So much has been happening. My peoples are getting married (congratulations Ann, your wedding was just the one!), baby shower invites nearly every weekend, engagement shoots flooding my timeline etcetera etcetera. Well, I am just here sipping Dasani. This is the beauty of life. Enjoying every step of your journey, celebrating your milestones and joining your peoples when they mark theirs. We tend to compare our journey with others, yet we know that He who orchestrates all this has a grand plan for each and everyone of us. Besides, I cannot begin to think how mundane it would be if all our stories were similar. Jeez! Who would read my blog because technically then, we would all be writing? 😀

I really needed to pause (thank the heavens for off-days) for a minute and take it all in… My journey that is :). My routine this week has been eat, sleep, r̶a̶v̶e̶  sleep some more, repeat. Oh, and also trying to figure out where the days are flying to.

All that aside. Remember my visit to this amazing place in Watamu? This sundowner dhow ride was yet another one of my greatest moments down at the Coast. Our team had had a busy day and only assembled at the Turtle Bay Resort, Watamu, at around 5.00 p.m, which was actually a tad late for the sundowner. The very helpful lady at the reception lounge helped us to our waiting vans. The creek is about a 10 minutes drive away from the resort so it was a pretty short drive.

I always try to lose myself totally when travelling or trying out a new place.

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Nairobi Java House, Nyali – Home Is Where The Cake Is

I don’t have a sweet tooth. Well at least that is the lie I tell myself daily. I just love cake, and where cake is, there my home shall be. Feel me?

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Save for this ↑ cake, I love Java because of a number of things. The gourmet coffee, freshly prepared meals, yummy pastries, the accommodative menu, free wi-fi…etc etc. I say accommodative because you are not stuck with an option of french fries and a burger once when you get here. Continue reading