I think people back home think my year in Kenya is just one big holiday. Although I do love living here, there are some things about England that I miss…
- Long summer evenings – Although we have lovely weather here, the sun goes down at 6.30 all year round, which doesn’t seem right.
- Clean drinking water – I’ve got so used to refilling the water filter every evening and cleaning the mud off it each week that I’ve almost forgotten what it’s like to take a drink straight from the tap.
- Safe roads – With potholes, few road markings and vehicles with no lights or dazzling lights, driving at night is the one thing that really scares me here.
- Safe cities – I don’t go into Nairobi too often – it’s too stressful. I spend all my time looking over my shoulder to see if someone’s about to mug me.
- Friends – I have made quite a few friends here, but I still miss my friends from home. (Of course, when I go home next year I’ll miss my friends from here!)
- Reliable electricity – The power here is supposed to be 240V like in the UK. It tends to range from 0-1000V in reality.
- My guitar – The Yamaha electric guitar I’ve borrowed from church is okay, but it’s not a patch on my Patrick Eggle back home! The church is getting a Line6 POD soon though, so that’ll nearly make up for not having my Line6 Flextone amp.