An Autographed Copy

I have an autographed copy of Facing Mt. Kenya by Jomo Kenyatta. I wonder what it is worth. My husband actually won it years ago, shortly after Kenya gained independence in 1963. We were attending a function at University College Nairobi and late in the evening as the crowd was thinning, my then boy friend Ian was the lucky winner of this prize. This was in September 1966 when Kenyatta was the much revered Head of State.

Books Read – September 2022

!. Frog Music by Emma Donohue

2. The Words I Never Wrote by Jane Thynne

3. The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi

4. The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel

5. The Alaska Adventures of a Norwegian Cheechako, a Greenhorn with a Gold Pan by Harald Elde

6. The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald

7. The Women’s March by Jennifer Chiaverini

8. The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel

9. Larry’s Party by Carol Shields

An Ostrich Story

Early on in my stay in Kenya in 1966, I was invited to go to the Game Park in Nairobi. A Mr Smith invited me but a third party got wind of this expedition and he invited himself to come also. This meant that Mr. Smith and Mr McKee sat in the front seat and I was scrunched uncomfortably in the back seat of Mr Smith’s small sports car. Off we went. Mr Smith and Mr McKee oohed and aahed at all the wonderful game animals they were seeing. In the distance they saw 2 ostrich – mating! Mr McKee thought we should move on from such an intimate sight. And I of course I could see nothing! But a year and a half later Mr. McKee and I married and we viewed many many animals, mating or not,

A Boy Called Misa

Beautiful friend.

Hands on Bowie & Jimi

About. No data are available about Jimi. He’s a common domestic cat, also known as the European Shorthair. People say he got a touch of the Russian Blue cat breed. There’s even a distinct possibility Jimi was born in Turkey. The previous owner didn’t take the cat to a veterinarian for a medical check-up or vaccinations. Thank goodness Jimi was in good condition when he was brought to the shelter. The local vet estimated Jimi was born early September 2018 and wrote down ‘2018, September 1’ in the Date of Birth box on the registration papers.

Jimi Day 1


So far, the change in Jimi’s life went extremely smooth and did exceed my expectations. He was very cautious on the first day but seemed to trust my experience with cats. The second day he was walking around in every room to check out the interesting spots. On the third…

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