This is not like a bad ‘Bye Felicia‘. It is a good one. That I am happy to let go of 2014 knowing that I have grown. Grown up. Growing old happens by default. Growing up; it takes special talent. I kid you not! It is a mix of plenty of mistakes, sitting in your own naughty corner and having time out in your head, reflecting, being responsible for all your actions, taking in the highs and the lows… the whole shebang!
I took my usual cathartic solo trip mid-year. It was a defining moment for me. When I came back, I threw myself into this little place I call home and I love every bit of it. I look at some of the seasoned writers on these streets and can’t help but think at times that my blog ‘looks like a doodle’. No offence to all toddlers out there. 🙂 Continue reading
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.
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.
What is a morning without a cuppa?
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.
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?
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
In the middle of our hustle and bustle, my colleague and I found ourselves down Vasco Da Gama road in Malindi, and decided to make a quick stop at Osteria Del Chianti to see what we could grab as we were in between meetings.
Though the patio has views of the Indian Ocean, I felt that they could do a bit more with the space. Continue reading
The beauty about travel is that it makes you realise that you know so little. There is SO much to see, learn and take in.
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” Gustave Flaubert
There are very many beautiful places in Kenya and it is unfortunate that, at times, the closest that we’ll ever get to these places is the photo gallery slideshows on the interwebs. I am grateful I got to visit some of these places this week. I visited the Medina Palms Resort earlier this week and I am yet to get over the beauty of this place.
Medina Palms…inspired destination
The website (which I honestly think does not do justice to the beauty of the place) says “Medina Palms is an inspired destination created to redefine your ultimate holiday experience.” No bluff there. Trust me! Continue reading