The Ambassadors’ Wives

04.03.2011 The Ambassadors’ WivesThere are 3 main groups of expats out here, with another 4th subgroup I suppose you could call it. They are the diplomats, the corporate wives, the NGO staffers and the teachers of all the aforementioned’s children.In the main I hang out with diplomats, in particular the German crowd. I’m not sure … Continue reading The Ambassadors’ Wives

Pamela, Aggy, Alice and Me

11.02.2011 Pamela, Aggie, Alice and MeJust a quick Nairobi footnote; we are still in touch with our fantastic housekeeper and childminder extraordinaire, Pamela, who writes us lovely chatty emails when she can. Her daughter Aggie is doing very well in school, often coming in the top 2 of her class and they will be going … Continue reading Pamela, Aggy, Alice and Me

German Efficiency

27.01.11 German EfficiencySo yesterday started off as one of those see-saw days you seem to get so often when you first arrive somewhere. It started well, with the whole family up and dressed and breakfasted in time to go with Daddy to work and get his driver to take me and Alfie on to the … Continue reading German Efficiency

Another Day at the Coalface

24.01.2011 Another Day at the CoalfaceAnother day at the coalface, watching Alfie shriek his way through nursery. Actually that is not true, merely what I had been dreading yesterday at the thought of taking him to Rainbows again. Today he barely looked in my direction and played happily with much less shouting, even sitting through … Continue reading Another Day at the Coalface