Sue and Richard update Easter Sunday

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

First of all, a very happy and blessed Easter to you all! Unfortunately it is unlikely that you will read this any time close to Easter as the internet here in rural Kenya is even slower and less reliable than it was when we were here in the autumn, so I’m writing on Word while […]

Sue & Richard in Kenya again

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

When we came home from Kenya in November last year we left a trunk of belongings at Ahero as a kind of deposit for future visits. Our next trip is under way! Sue left Heathrow on Saturday 5th March, and Richard is following on 17th March after another couple of weeks in school extracting GCSE […]

Sue & Richard – postscript to our trip

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in News, Stannard | No Comments

So, after six fascinating weeks, our trip to Kenya is over. Our last day in Nairobi was spent at the Kware Care Centre, with various Pamoja workers and sponsored children. It was good to meet Stephen, the medical officer from the clinic at Endau. He is surely one of our unsung heroes, working alone as he […]

Sue & Richard update Sunday 22nd November

Posted by on Nov 22, 2015 in News, Stannard | No Comments

We are safely back in Nairobi, enjoying a few slightly more relaxed days around the family as our time in Kenya draws to a close.  Last Monday we went back to the care centre and the school for the last time to say our farewells (or ‘au revoirs’).  We had a final singing session with some […]

Sue & Richard update Sunday 15th November

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Sorry it’s been a few days since we wrote – lots happening and the internet has been even more temperamental than usual! Last weekend (7th & 8th November) we had a trip to Millicent’s home village, which is about a 2 hour drive away. We understood that we would be staying with Millicent’s brother, Elisha, […]

Sue & Richard update Friday 6th November

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Here’s a little conundrum about Kenya to start with. Why, in a country where no one bothers at all if you are an hour or two late for anything, does everyone, when they get on the road, drive as though every second counts? This week went something like this: On Monday, we went into school […]

Sue & Richard update Sunday 1st November

Posted by on Nov 1, 2015 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Sue & Richard update – Sunday 1st November Life in Kenya is unpredictable!  We had made plans for each day in the past week, and I don’t think anything happened when we thought it would!  Nonetheless, we have settled into our little two-room abode quite comfortably and are learning just to shrug our shoulders like […]

Sue & Richard update – a guide to road travel in Kenya

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in News, Stannard | No Comments

We hope this is a helpful guide to anyone thinking of using Kenya’s roads. Think of it as a kind of Highway Code (but not as we know it) Finding your way around. Most signposts, especially those at major junctions, have fallen down if they were ever there. Ask the locals for help. Signalling Right. […]

Sue & Richard in Kenya: update Monday 26th October

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in News, Stannard | No Comments

First of all, thank you for finding this and reading it! Secondly, apologies that the update has taken a week. Here in Ahero, near Kisumu, we are finding internet connectivity intermittent, and even as I write this I’m not sure when I’ll actually be able to post it! Unfortunately there is no chance of uploading […]

Sue & Richard update

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in News, Stannard | No Comments

We have safely reached Kenya! The journey was interesting: we flew via Istanbul as this was the cheapest flight available. We thought we would have 2 hours in Istanbul but when we checked in at Gatwick we discovered that our onward flight had been cancelled that day and we would have 26 hours there instead! […]