Monday, 5 September 2011

On the ball

Mama Sue is revealing to the kids a previously hidden sporting talent ... ping pong!
She was one of the first to road test a homemade table tennis table which has become an instant hit with the kids.
Sue tells me:  "I won idea of the week for the ping pong table. Dave and I saw a table tennis table in Nakamatt in Mombasa, it was 32,000kshg ... around £275 pounds.
" So I asked Fred the builder to order some white boards and we had a damaged table with metal legs which we could use. In no time, and at a fraction of the cost, we had a table.
" The kids love it and are really getting the hang of it very quickly. When the sewing machinist has finished the work she is doing for us and we have his space in the house back I am going to have it put in the dining room, it is a bit breezy to play outside."
Space for more ..
If you, or anyone you know, is travelling out to Watamu in the near future and would like to take something for our family there are some essentials we find very difficult or expensive to buy which would be very welcome. They include: soap, Vaseline, baby wipes and Size 3 and 4 Pampers (or equivalent disposable nappies). Even one bar of soap would be a help!