Acacia Hill Academy

Acacia Hill Academy

As a teacher who is currently not teaching, I have a lot of pent up teacher energy that needs to go somewhere productive! This is why I am volunteering with a local school called Acacia Hill Academy. The school is located in the local village just outside the...

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How to travel like a local in East Africa

How to travel like a local in East Africa

When you travel in East Africa it can be difficult. Not everyone speaks your language, the roads are not as you expected, the travel times are much longer than expected. This post will take you through how to travel like a local in East Africa. Inside knowledge into...

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Packing for a road trip

Packing for a road trip

So we have a trip coming up soon and we are in the process of packing. I thought this might be a good opportunity to go through what I pack and how we set up the car, what equipment we have for camping etc. Not because  I think I am an expert at packing, but actually...

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When Elephants Visited Lewa Camp

When Elephants Visited Lewa Camp

Let's talk about safari. Many people have a favourite animal when it comes to what they want to see on safari. A lot of the time it's lions, leopards or cheetahs, some kind of predator as they have the WOW factor. I understand that of course, it is exciting to see a...

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Lewa Safari Marathon

Lewa Safari Marathon

On Saturday 27th June around 60 runners got together in Lewa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,  to complete a half marathon.  Unfortunately, the annual Lewa Safari marathon had to be cancelled for the second time due to covid but it was able to continue virtually.  We...

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Volunteering from my perspective

Volunteering from my perspective

As promised here is the next instalment of volunteering information, please bear in mind this is all purely from my perspective from my own personal experiences and therefore not to be used as a hard and fast guideline for volunteering. Whenever you are thinking about...

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Volunteerism

Volunteerism

Getting involved in the community surrounding where I live is something I think is very important. I feel like I am in a privileged position and it is my duty to be able to share my knowledge and experience and help others as best I can. For me I don’t like to do that...

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Day to Day

Day to Day

As predicted the blog has gotten a little bit forgotten recently, I would love to say it's because I have been so busy with new projects and very exciting things happening in my life. That's not exactly the case, to be honest, I have just been settling into my new,...

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Lewa Safari Marathon

Lewa Safari Marathon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b87oGFcxB38 In the days when you are finishing up work for the term thinking about all the free time, you will have when you move to Kenya and consequently, how fit you will be, you decide it's a great idea to sign up for the Lewa...

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Training

Training

22nd May Having pets inside a conservancy isn't for the faint-hearted, I'm not sure how so many people do it unless they are permanently on edge like I am or they are the bloody dog whisperer. I'll be honest dog walks aren't relaxing, clearing your head, de-stressing...

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Cat and Dog walk

Cat and Dog walk

19th & 20th May          Today's walk was slower than usual as we had an extra body with us, Duma decided to join us on our morning stroll, this is not unusual for Duma and something that is definitely needed. Since being an indoor cat she has put on a few pounds...

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One word..diarrhea

One word..diarrhea

18th May  I woke up early today with great plans (ok not that great - just the usual dog run/walk/stumble). However, Roo had made different plans for me. I spent the morning cleaning up Roo's diarrhea, despite the fact that, as we did discovered just yesterday, Roo...

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