Sunday, April 26, 2009
"City" and I had a great day yesterday. And for you who doesn't know...City is a horse.
For the second time I went out to Kawamwaki farm to hang with my four legged deeply missed friends...horses. Its funny how old things I used to know comes back into my memory. And it was such a great feeling to ride around on City in the arena and realizing that I still know how to.
We jumped and did some ground work. It went so well. I have a taste for it now.... Then went out for a bit with Gabriel.
City fits me perfectly. She is totally freaky. A 17 year old lady thats till thinks she is a kid. Her youth spent on the race course and it has got into her head. But I dont mind her jumping about. I dont mind her having a strong will. I dont mind at all that she is a bit hot and dancy.
Going riding again in a bit. My bum is soar and I got blisters on my fingers. But I dont care.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
So this weekend its Fashion for Peace in Nairobi and that means a big runway show with the best of African and Kenyan designs. My Maasai jewelery designs are getting displayed on a model during the cocktail before dinner. All designers and models LOVED my things...but I only had one set.
Matched it up on this gorgeous girl, Yvonne, wearing a dress by Stella, a Ugandan designer. I cant be there tonight to see it myself (the price for a ticket equals 4,5 hours of horse riding and I got my priorities right)...but I know it will be fab!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Thank you Erick for a good chat today. I'm so blessed to have you in my life.
It all makes sense doesn't it?! Life I mean...and to be happy now. Just as we are. How we are struggling for goals and to see our dreams. But during our journey we can still be happy.
I like to feel how we develop and how we have grown since we first became friends. I want our kids to grow up together in the future. I want to share my life with friends like you.
LOVE! Endless of love!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Went riding yesterday with a friend of mine. Haven't been on a horse in ages and my whole body was aching to once again get into the familiar rhythm. God I have missed it! As soon as I got up on "City" my horse, I felt at home. She is a lovely chestnut brown darling with a high spirit and dancing feet. She is a bit hot and flimsy...and just the kind of horse I love. So Gabriel, the horse keeper, made a good pick in matching us up.
The farm is located outside Nairobi, on the green hills where tea, coffee and vegetables are grown. The landscape is actually a bit European...the forest made me feel at home. The lush environment felt like a clean bliss. The rolling hills like a perfect place for a Saturday excursion.
I promised myself that I will come back there soon. To get to know City a bit and maybe some other horses. To jump over some logs on the cross country course and to gallop up the hills. To just sit peacefully on the back of a four legged friend, smell the air, watch the birds and greet the women working in the fields.
A new small piece of Kenya that I just LOVE!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Sometimes I get these flashbacks from years ago. I can all of a sudden start to think about something I did as a kid. Or and old lost friend. The horse I liked in the stable or my moms pancakes on Sundays. And its not only small thoughts but vivid and imaginative ones...and they usually lead to me daydreaming scenarios that never happened but that I wish somehow would have happened.
I came to think of an old friend. Someone from when I lived in Paris. And I wished I could have rewind the time to back then, to do and say some things differently. Maybe my life would have been totally the other way around. Its just silly thoughts. But I wrote to him. And he replied.
We are still friends. We still have a connection. And Im grateful, that people like that exists in my world.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
How do people do it?
How does so many manage to have a meaningless carefree life?
Is it just an illusion? Or am I just not seeing how they all are working and nagging around.
These thoughts are not leaving me. Im worried about how I will make a good living in the future. I dont want it to be a struggle. I dont want to have to think about money that much. There are so many things I would like to do.
I know it will somehow be alright...but in the meantime it freaks me out.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Mara is cols and rainy and muddy. Its not all THAT fantastic. Even if many people like to believe its paradise.
Paradise has many flaws...and right now all the cows stuck here for gracing since major parts of Kenya are still very dry are making a mess. Not only do they destroy the park by stomping around eating everything...but they shit...and they shit a lot... My morning jogs these days are more of a cross country exercise where I have to jump around cow dung...old and fresh...smeary and slippery its everywhere you look and Its like jogging on a mine field with sticky smelly piles of it.
People! Please! Stop having so many cows...