November 2013(1)

Diary 1 November 2013Wednesday 13thAs I arrive in Nairobi and look around in my tiny pouch (this is a hand luggage, not an anatomical reference) for my Kenyan phone I discover that I have, in fact, carried an incendiary device, ie a disposable lighter, right through T5 security. Perhaps the guys there should have concentrated Read More…

June 2015

Diary 1 June 2015 Saturday 4th I don’t think any trip has had such a marvellous send off. The latest in Mama Biashara’s FUNdraisers is a double bill of Luca Cupani and Romina Puma. I have a 3am start tomorrow but I really want to see these previews. There is a great crowd. This group Read More…

September 2013

Wednesday 18th September 2013I don’t know what they were expecting but Terminal 5 was crawling with armed policemen. As we stood in line at security one poor woman did something to set off the red lights and pingy noises. As the entire hall watched, she was stroked, poked, squeezed and generally felt up and down Read More…

Diary June 2016

27 April Seventy one young people are currently in training in Kiambu on a local authority scheme. They are getting training in masonry, electrical work, painting and decorating and other useful, saleable skills. SEVENTY ONE of our young peeps. We got the fees for these courses waived, which is amazing and all Mama Biashara had Read More…