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Bargain Box loot!

This past weekend was Bargain Box in Karen, one of the annual Nairobi fairs that I’m such a fan of! I bought some great stuff that I’ve had my eye on for a while now. Here’s what I picked up!

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We love our kitchen helper tower!

Claire loves to help in the kitchen. Our amazing fundi, Willis (of Claire’s art easel fame), helped us to make a fantastic kitchen helper tower that we use every day.

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What we’re reading: Stuck

Oliver Jeffers’ book Stuck is a book that will have everyone laughing – perhaps the parents even more than the kids! Stuck is a tale about trying to solve a problem by throwing things at it – literally.

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What we’re reading: Strega Nona

We’ve been re-discovering some of our favorite children’s classics lately. Strega Nona, by Tomie dePaola, is one that I remember from my own childhood!

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What we’re reading: Tikki Tikki Tembo

I love classic children’s books. While Tikki Tikki Tembo may not be an authentic Chinese folktale, it is certainly a revered classic. Claire loves it, and has heard it so many times that she can even recite the title character’s impossibly … Continue reading

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Tiny prints: Matbronze

A couple of weeks ago, my good friend Lindsay and I took our babies to the Matbronze Gallery in Karen to have bronze impressions made of their tiny little hand and foot prints.

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What we’re reading: The Lion and the Mouse

We love this book, The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney. You know how much we love children’s books about Africa (like this one and this one), and I’ve always been a sucker for beautiful artwork (I’ll never get over … Continue reading

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A day at Lake Naivasha: Fired Earth and Elementaita Weavers

We went back to Lake Naivasha this weekend with my parents, who are visiting from the US. While we were there, we went to visit the local artisans at Fired Earth and Elementaita Weavers.

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We love our easel

Not long after Claire started standing and walking independently, we decided to get her an artist’s easel. I wish I could say it’s solely because I value her creative development, but it’s also because I really wanted something to distract … Continue reading

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Babywearing in Nairobi

I recently decided to see if I could get any interest in a Nairobi babywearing meet-up, and there was an impressive response! I hosted two events last week, and a total of twenty mums came between the two. Who knew … Continue reading

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