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At the March meeting, Kathryn Curry shared her Kenyan experience with us.
After a traumatic time in her life Kathryn felt she had to do something different. She applied for a job at a school in Nairobi and spent five fantastic years teaching art, technology and drama to African, Asian and European children. She was also expected to take part in outdoor activities, including camping.
Everyone in Kenya speaks English and Kathryn enjoyed a good social life. She joined the Caledonian Society and a drama group, where she helped to organise an annual show.
A highlight of her time in Kenya was going on safari, where she saw elephants, lions, zebras and giraffes.
The talk was illustrated with excellent slides. She also displayed a beautiful quilt with an elephant design that she had made as a reminder of one seen on a bed in Zanzibar.
Kathryn finished by saying that you can take the woman out of Africa, but you can’t take Africa out of the woman.
During refreshments we held our lucky dip raffle, plus an extra one for African crafts donated by our speaker. A vote of thanks was given for a very interesting evening.
Next month we are having a meal at The Cobbled Yard.