Saturday, May 26, 2012

Warm Welcome

Want to know what happens when a new baby arrives here?
Well, a name is chosen & given. Always a fun task.
Photos are taken & filed. Ready for their hoped-for parents.
Footprints are also recorded & kept. For the same reason.
And somewhere in all this, a nice warm bath is always given.
No exceptions. Even when, like this little one ...
you're not sure how "nice" it really is?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tartan Treasures

Talking of pearls (see previous post), here are two more.
But these two are "tartan treasures".
Spotted here in their natural Highland habitat.
Against the beautiful backdrop of Balmoral Castle.
Yes, it's our grandson Lucas.
And our grand-daughter Anise (aka Neesee).
Oh, how we miss them!
Lucas was here last January with his mum Lauren.
Neesee is making her first visit this October.
She's bringing her mum Cherry & dad Stephen with her.
And also her younger sister Harriet (aka Harry).
We can't wait!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pre-Primary Pearls

New Life covers Kenya from east to west.
From our Kisumu home on the banks of Lake Victoria in the west.
To our Lamu Island learning centre in the east.
Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, it can only be reached by boat.
But it is well worth the wobbly passage across the water.
Because when you disembark at the other side ...
some little, living Indian Ocean New Life "pearls" await you.
Here are a few of them.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Milky Moment

Our babies might get treated to chocolate eclairs in Nairobi.
But there is a very different reality elsewhere in Kenya.
This girl lives in one of Kenya's drought-stricken regions.
Close to one of our "bush" school & feeding programmes.
Her eyes seem to be smiling, don't you think?
As she peeps over the brim of a very large mug of milk.
May she enjoy many more!