It’s 17:40 on Sunday afternoon. Tina and I arrived at Heathrow at 06:15 this morning and were met by Dave and Ruth. Neither of us had a great deal of sleep on board but I’m feeling fine now – although the tiredness will probably hit at some point this evening. My last day in Nairobi started early as I was taken up to Nakuru by James, the husband of Jane, who runs the home for the deaf-blind, and whom Tina and I saw at the beginning of our visit. We viewed the small holding that they have bought with the intention of building a larger home and school for the deaf-blind children they look after at the moment, with plans for future expansion.
Back in Nairobi, I had a meal with Josphat, his daughters and another old friend before setting out for the airport. James and two of his children, bearing some lovely Kenyan gifts, also came to say farewell.
Once through check-in and baggage drop, I ascended the escalator and was greeted by the sight of Tina sitting on the floor at the top, having arrived from Dar a couple of hours previously. We had only been apart for two days, but there were plenty of stories to exchange over a drink.
We’ve both had a tremendous time in East Africa and feel that we have been able to make a small difference at Aquinoe. That’s all we can ask for. We can now look forward to the next time.