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Travel

Mumbushi is no more…

What cruel irony that I posted Mubushi’s story yesterday as today I got very sad news: 30th August 2011 has been another tragic and sad day for all of us in our Nairobi Elephant Nursery, and also for all the foster-parents of this tiny orphaned elephant named Mumbushi, the smallest baby in our Nairobi Nursery […]

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Travelogue

Montréal

  A little geography Montréal is an island situated in the south of the province of Québec which is one of the ten provinces and 2 territories of Canada. Montréal is said to be shaped like a sock, I prefer to compare it to a boomerang. It is 51Km. long by 16 Km. wide and […]

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Travel

I adopted an orphan…

When I last visited Nairobi, I was very impressed with the Sheldrick elephant orphanage. Since then, I got to learn more about them by seeing an Imax film called: “Born to be wild” http://www.imax.com/movies/m/born-to-be-wild-3d/ I had felt frustrated that our time with the elephants was so short on that first visit, but I have since […]

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Food

Experimenting with Tapas…

Ever since visiting Barcelona, I have developped a fondness for tapas. These are not new to me as I have had them as mezzes in Turkey, and amuse-bouches here and in the US but I just love this way of eating as it allows you to taste so many different foods without over eating. Granted […]

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Blog

Some people grow pot….

I had a late start but decided to give tomatoes  a try. I got 2  plants at the market,  two big pots, two wire supports and 2 bags of potting soil. Here is the very first little tomato…. .    Granted it was tiny…but it was perfect… But this was not supposed to be a […]

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Events

Jack Layton

On   August 22nd, Jack Layton passed away. We lost a great man…an honourable politician…He was the leader of the New Democratic Party as well as leader of the official opposition. A few days before, when he knew he was losing his battle against cancer, he wrote a letter to his fellow Canadians. I am […]