Thursday, February 17, 2011

The ladies of Kimwarer Valley

Before I introduce the ladies of Kimwarer Valley, I would like to pass on Grant's heartfelt thanks for all the kind comments and birthday wishes yesterday. In the two-and-a-half years that I've written my blog, he's never read it. Last night I showed him his birthday post; he enjoyed it very much and was touched by the many comments.

Anticlock-wise from left: Caroline, Head of the local school; Charda (nearest camerar left) who is my neighbour and stays home; then Sue, the MD's wife (bottom right) next is Karen, Human Resources Manager and lastly, Jo-Anne, Health and Safety Manager

On Tuesday evening, the company MD and his wife returned from their leave in South Africa. The HOD's and spouses were invited to a dinner at the guest house. It was super meeting the ladies from the mine, Caroline, Karen and Jo-Anne, my namesake!  I already know the other two who spend their day on camp as I do. Sue and Charda are also very involved in after-school activities. Sue has asked me to join them in helping the children with their clubs which they love. They have Scouts (this is big in Kenya, more about this later), a computer club, a science club and have now introduced a journalism club.  I know I'm going to enjoy joining in the extramurial activities of this progressive Kenyan school.


  1. So good to hear you're well and truly beginning to settle in and find a spot for yourself in the community, Jo.

  2. Nice to meet ladies of your new community and get involved.

  3. That's wonderful that you keep yourself busy !! what a nice idea !
    I am still with my painters ... sigh !

  4. That sounds like a fun and active group of ladies, Jo. It's great that you will be helping at the school. The kids will love you!

  5. HI There, We are home after a few days with friends in North Carolina.

    Happy Belated Birthday to your Sweetie... Sounds like he had a wonderful birthday.

    You have met so many great people since moving to Kenya. What a great picture and a nice group of ladies.

    Hope you are having a good week.

  6. What a lovely group of ladies! I find your blog so fascinating!

  7. I know you're going to enjoy the school, too, Jo. You'll be missing your grandchildren, so helping with the extramural activities will give you children with whom to interact, and maybe even hug when they get to know you. It will also be good for you to have women friends, although of course you have blogging friends! LOL
    I'm glad Grant finally read your blog. I think Dick reads mine every day (I think).
    Luv, K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel


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