Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happenings in flat 17...

Here is a little bit of our life in the "Braeburn Slum", as one of my students sincerely called our lovely home last week.

This is our street from our living-room window.
This is a calm moment on Saturday afternoon. Sometimes our little muddy road turns into four lanes all going one way. Can you imagine four of those trucks across the road? Yep! It happens. Traffic jams are frequent around here, and there is no rhyme or reason to when they occur. Will actually admitted the other day that sometimes he likes watching the chaos outside our flat. When he has to drive in it, he's not so entertained, especially when we're watching out the window to see if we can even drive out the gate. Sometimes it is literally impossible, but when it's clear, you'll hear me yell, "It's all clear. Let's go!"

This is our back patio.
When we arrived at our little flat, there were four pots sitting in the living-room with dying twigs sticking through the soil. I moved them to the porch, cut all the dead leaves off, and watered them. Now we have this!...
You really don't need a green thumb to garden in Kenya. You stick some seeds in the ground, add a little water, and beautiful things just pop up. Our next attempt will be these...
We'll see how well the Kenyan soil does. (It definitely won't be successful because of my green thumb.)


  1. Kim! I loved seeing where you live! And good job on the plants (lillies?) they're gorgeous!

  2. Yes, it's nice to see where you live. Pictures of the inside would be nice. And...great job with the Amarylis. Maybe you have a green thumb and didn't know it.
    Mom G.