Expat adventures in Kenya A mum of 3's survival guide

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Mac n Cheese at Marula Mercantile

Marula Mercantile is wonderfully eccentric in décor; think wooden tables, bikes hanging from the ceiling, rough wooden bar, fairy lights and furnishings by my absolute favorite African designers, Madoido. All seating is outside but huge heaters and atmospheric lamps warm keep you warm at night. It’s a chilled gem of a place both night and day,

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Escape to Sands at Nomads – Diani at its best

If I’m raving about Sands it’s because it deserves it. Two tired frazzled mums walked into the resort and two serene, tanned and considerably calmer women walked out. This is a resort that would be great for a couples weekend or time with friends.

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Letting your children go

Of course, we raise our children to become independent, to be able to walk alone, to be little humans who can care for themselves, that’s the very purpose of motherhood and I’m so happy that we are getting there. But in all my time worrying and watching my children I forgot about myself.

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These posters speak to me of those heady early days of discovery when the spirit of adventure was alive. Of shenanigans at the Muthaiga club, building railways through lion infested country and and how Kenya was a country full of exploration and opportunity to those who were brave enough to grab it.