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Tag Archives: shopping
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!
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.
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
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!
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
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
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
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.
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