Wednesday, 19 September 2007

A Broad Abroad

Time for a name change.

This blog is no longer Scottish and the vistas I have more recently been admiring are not of snow capped peaks across wind swept lochs. Although the visual banner may have to wait until I get more organised - wouldn't want to shock you with too much change all at once!

I asked for suggestions for a new name and the definite winner was Stay at Home Dad who came up with two gems:
Ken ya Kenya - which is so clever that I fear those without Scottish (or, interestingly, South African) connections may not get it; and
A Broad Abroad, which it is to be as, being a title which packs well, means I will never have to worry about renaming again.

Asante sana, SAHD!

Life here is going well. Our temporary landlady has taken it upon herself to show me around Nairobi. Yesterday was spent visiting an Indian vegetable market (so brilliant I cannot begin to explain), a roadside furniture market where you can get a full six seater mahogany dining room table and chairs for under $300 (negotiable - everything is negotiable) and a Pakistani butcher (UK Health and Safety would have had a field day there!).

We also may have found a house. But until the lease is signed I will not say more for fear of jinxing it. Suffice to say, if all goes well, I will be a very happy, good woman. With a guest room. And no furniture...

Thank so much for all the comments on my last post. I really look forward to a broadband connection so that I can catch up on your news too soon.

15 comments:

Dee said...

That is a brilliant new name for your blog and I'm so looking forward to more adventures from Nairobi!

Annie said...

A very fitting name.

And once again, that smidgen of Swahili taking me right back to stories of my early days as told by my Mum and Dad!

laurie said...

i like the name, though when i saw it in my bloglines i wondered, huh? i don't remember.....

i look forward to hearing about your house, and your adventures! and maybe some pictures, too, once you get broadband.

Misssy M said...

I think the new name is funky in the extreme.

Kaycie said...

Love the new name. Fingers crossed for the house. I know what that is like from recent experience!

debio said...

Come on over to my pace - you have an award.....

So pleased you're back albeit elsewhere - love the name change.

Iota said...

Happy landings! Glad you had a good trip, and hope you feel settled soon. I missed reading your blog - happy to have you back!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Fantastic name. An interesting life you have.

Crystal xx

BetteJo said...

Yes, please - more!

Gwen said...

I love your new blog name and look forward to hearing all about your new adventures.

Pascale Clerk said...

Have a good time in Nairobi. It's nice to travel thanks to your blog. But I hope you'll miss Scotland just a little bit.

Kaycie said...

GW, I have an award for you when you have a minute to stop by.

Stay at home dad said...

Hello GW and welcome back, here, whatever. I look forward to heairng how things go and hope the little one takes it all in her stride as time goes on.

PS Blimey, I must have had a drink to come up with those!

sbackl said...

I love it out there, I have visited it a number of times it is a shame I cannot take some of the bargains home with me, I saw a beautiful outdoor garden furniture but it is too big to bring back with me, there is so much to see and take in enjoy!

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