Just like that, the holidays are over and we are back to the grind. The highlight of my holiday was a stay at Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club which was an out of this world holiday destination. Kenya is indeed beautiful! Everything is laid out overlooking the mountain’s astounding view.
There is a drive, before the main gate, in the wild and you get to have a glimpse of wild animals in their natural environment. The place is vast, pavements well maintained and grass lawns perfectly manicured. The play area was the first to catch my kids’ attention and they rushed to play before we even checked in. There is a well manicured maze where you literally get lost and spiral your way out. There’s horse riding which got me exhilarated. I know we have horses all over town but having a horse ride in middle of the forest and uphill facing Mt. Kenya felt like being in an Alehandro TV series cast.
The one time I did fishing was at a pool of water behind our house, very many years ago; never mind that it was actually toad poles we were fishing with cans. I got to use the real fishing rod and to fish real fish. Yeih! The grass lawns are on hills which are perfect for rolling downhill; I figured I could lose more calories doing that as opposed to jogging, right?
Let’s not even go to the food because that is where temptation lies. How do you serve ice cream, chocolate balls, cheese cake, orange cake, passion yummy yummy something and marshmallows for dessert and ask me to choose? I must admit that dessert was my main course despite me yelling orders to my kids to have proper meals before any dessert.(Does that make me a good or bad mom?)
The rooms are tastefully done with the highlight of a fireplace and with windows overlooking the mountain. It was a perfect sight watching the sun rays peep from behind the mountain followed by the sun creeping up slowly as if not wanting to wake you up. The golfers have their thing going on in their golf course as bikers speed on the pavements and up the hill. There’s just too much to see and do in one place including an animal orphanage. The place is worth another visit and another…
Meanwhile, January is here and we need to dress up for the office. Blazers in assorted colors are an easier way to dress up and this yellow one gives you a sparkle. Notice how a green heeled shoe blends in well with the black top and skirt. You can get away with a short black skirt by using a blazer as it tones it down, as opposed to a tight top. Chunky golden jewelry accompanies the look.