Blog update 11th November – last week in Magina

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in News, Stannard | No Comments

I’m writing this from Nairobi, where we have safely arrived today after a smooth journey from Turi, where we spent a relaxing couple of days with our friends Tom & Karen Andrews, who are teaching at a very nice school there! It was a big contrast to the previous three weeks: we were able to […]

Instalment the Third 2019

Posted by on Nov 2, 2019 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Greetings from Magina. This has been a week of trying to get on with some of the jobs on our list, and one or two that we didn’t know about until we got here! The routine jobs include ensuring that all the letters to sponsors are written, photos are taken, and reports are being written […]

Second instalment 2019

Posted by on Oct 26, 2019 in News, Stannard | No Comments

As I write we are sitting in our little tin hut in Magina listening to the rain beating on the roof and thunder rumbling around. There was a power cut earlier – one of the reliable things about Kenya is that if there is a storm, the electricity will go off – but this time […]

Another October, another trip to Kenya

Posted by on Oct 18, 2019 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Hello everyone. Here we are back in Kenya again. If you’re envying us sitting in tropical sunshine, you can forget it! Nairobi has been almost entirely like autumnal English weather: cloudy, cool (OK – 18-20 degrees) and plenty of rain. We’ve had a trip to the sunshine in Endau, though: that was the opposite extreme […]

To Endau and back: parallel universes and other thoughts

Posted by on Nov 21, 2018 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Our last week in Kenya has been dominated by our visit to Pamoja’s clinic at Kamusa, a small settlement beyond Endau, which is itself beyond where most people go. Mentioning Endau to the average Kenyan simply elicits a blank look, and even the two policemen who stopped us for a ‘check’ on the way said […]

Our last week in Magina

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Apologies for lack of blog for a while – we’ve been busy! This blog takes you from Sunday 4th to Tuesday 13th November, our last week in Magina, and back to Nairobi. We had a memorable day on Sunday, going to Church with Eric and Millicent at Magina, where there was a real sense of […]

And another week in Magina – 3rd November

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Here we sit in the dimness of our solar light, for which we are nonetheless grateful, as power is off again! We had thunder this afternoon, which usually results in a power cut; all part of the rhythm of life here. It’s been another week full of variety, the usual mix of some things accomplished, […]

Another week in Magina

Posted by on Oct 28, 2018 in News, Stannard | No Comments

It’s been a busy week! A mixture of fun times with children, doing practical things, chatting and listening – and a few unexpected moments that remind us that we are not in Hampshire! So, here is the week’s diary. Monday: School day. We spent the morning organising sponsored children to write their thank you letters, […]

Sue & Richard Update 21st October

Posted by on Oct 21, 2018 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Greetings from Kenya once again. We enjoyed our time in Nairobi, spending time with friends and generally acclimatising once again. After our journey as described on the last blog, this is the story so far…. Thursday 11th: Slept in at our comfy lodgings in Nairobi. Mildred from the Care Centre came over later with our […]

Back in Kenya

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in News, Stannard | No Comments

We have made it back to Kenya for another visit where our plans, as in previous years, are to spend some time with our friends at the Children’s Care Centre in Nairobi, the Centre and School at Magina (near Kisumu) and at the clinic at Endau. As we have already been reminded, though, plans need […]