Tag: Africa

sunday brunch

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I had a lovely brunch at Art Cafe this past Sunday with my little brother Nassor at the Westgate. We both had the ‘Art Breakfast‘ to eat, and I had the Moroccan mint tea with my meal while he chose to have a cappuccino. They usually serve their breakfast on these interesting big blue glass plates but I guess we were late, they make such great props for food pictures.

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Also, my birthday is coming up in three days! Excitement nayo? 🙂
I can’t believe I’m turning 26, like how fast does time go by these days?! The pressure, and excitement, to step up and follow my dreams is growing and I won’t allow myself to take the back seat on my own dreams any longer.

I got to interview Rui of Kangarui on this same day (Sunday 6th November) at the fashion and art pop up at Art Cafe Westgate. Her work makes me so happy, and inspires me to chase after my dreams. If she can follow her dreams, so can I. So can you. So stay tuned, the post will be up in a few days  🙂

On a random note, I have replayed this song at least a hundred times since Saturday hehe. Just makes me tap my feet and feel happy 🙂

Have a yummy week ahead!

saturday shenanigans two

1ah2ah3ah4This post came up a little late for my ‘Saturday Shenanigans’ series but hey, it’s a BIG improvement from how irregular my posts used to be yes?
(Shameless plug: You can read the first post here).

I first heard about The African Heritage House through an instameet I regretted having missed thanks to so many amazing pictures my favourite Instagrammers posted shortly after. It would have been the perfect occasion to go, because after that it just seemed too far a place to visit. Like I’d have to go out of my way, to MLOLONGO. But once you’ve been working in Syokimau for a month, that’s home base. It’s basically all Machakos county past the airport. And trust me, the trip is WELL WORTH IT.

I visited the house this past Saturday, and it took me about twenty minutes to get there on matatu from South C, and about ten minutes to walk to the house. I haven’t factored in the ten minutes I strayed onto the stunning neighbouring property only to realize I was in the wrong compound!

If you’re using public transport, alight at Solomon Primary School and cross the road. You will see a signboard that reads ‘Alan Donovan’. The house is about 300 metres along this path. I’ve linked the Google Earth pin here for your reference.

I went with my little brother and my friend Magy and we decided to get a tour for 1000 Ksh. per person (inclusive of a beverage of your choice). Our guide’s name was Femi, and he walked us around while playing, on radio, an audio recording in Alan’s voice describing the history and design of the house-museum . I highly recommend this to anyone who goes, the history is just as endearing as the house itself.

You can spend the night at the museum if you wish, but they also serve meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinners on the rooftop or at the pool house). I hope you enjoy the pictures more than my writing! I’m trying something new with the layout of my pictures. I draw inspiration from many sources but my greatest influence has to be Alice Gao (she is hands down my favourite blogger and photographer) and I aspire to tell stories through my pictures like she does! This particular post seems a little ‘busy’ so it could probably change in the next few days.

Toodles! (Remember when this word was a ‘thing’ because of a lady presenter on KTN? I forget her name, I was probably 12 :-D)