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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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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 the heck is happening at Nakumatt?

There have been a lot of changes at Nakumatt lately. And one of these changes disturbs and aggravates me greatly. It started out subtle – shifting the shelves around, expanding the toy section. But lately, there are toys, dolls, and … Continue reading

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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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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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Happy weekend!

Today I’m heading to Matbronze in Karen to get Heidi’s hand and foot print impressions done in bronze.  I did them for Claire when she was about 9 months old, and I’m excited to do Heidi’s while her hands and feet … 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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What we’re reading: Into the Bush

We love Sandra Arensen’s book Into the Bush. I discovered it by accident – I caught a glimpse of the book over the shoulder of a woman in a shop one day. I thought the artwork was just gorgeous and couldn’t … Continue reading

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