Friday, 29 November 2013


The Art of Giving: A Soirée

Hi friends!

It's been a while - hope you are all doing splendidly :)

I want to start by giving a hug shout-out to all who were able to make it out last night for Mathare in Focus - it was a huge success! It was a great turn-out, the slam poet ArRay-of WoRds was amazing, my fellow volunteer Jimena did an amazing job of introducing CME Trust to everyone...all around a really inspiring and dedicated group of people - I am so honoured to be able to work alongside you all to raise money for such an important cause, to increase access to education for children who live in the Mathare slum in Nairobi, Kenya.

[Shameless plug: I will be selling calendars, which include the pictures from last night's vernissage - contact me if you are interested in purchasing one or more! $20 each :)]

Bikram Yoga & Workout

I'm probably starting to sound like a bit of a broken record, but I've been a busy beaver lately(!!). What with work, life, and prepping for my upcoming travels - 3 weeks and counting(!!!!!) - my head has been spinning a wee bit.

I actually took a little time out and went to a bikram yoga class the other night and it was exactly what I needed. I forgot how much of a cardio workout it is - it got my heart pumping on top of a full body sweat. I know, it sounds gross, but it is pretty much the most satisfying thing EVER to come out of a hot yoga class. Plus, its good for the pores - a quick way to radiant-looking skin (minus the Covergirl ;)

I am planning on squeezing this Tone It Up workout in tonight after work - let me know if you try it out!

The Art of Giving: A Soirée

I'm heading to the Art of Giving: A Soirée tonight, which is an annual gala hosted by previously-known-as-CIDA-now-DFATD, which is always a fun time to get all fancied up and drink vino with my colleagues. I somehow got suckered into volunteering at the event - I know, volunteering two nights in a row - so you will see me at the drink ticket stand ;)

Here's a group shot from last year, just after the song 'Gangnam Style' played. Turns out government workers LOVE that song.

Hope you all have a wonderful night!

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