Above are the gates to the house where we are living. The Brownings also live on the property in the house next door, as does the landlord in another dwelling.
Yesterday we walked up to see the school house for the first time.
Below is part of our street (the smooth part!!) that leads up the school. It is a lovely 5 minute walk that passes corn fields and other houses.
Stephanie has had a lot of tradesmen (fundi) working on the property, installing a kitchen, new windows, water tanks, and working in what will become the playground.
Below you can see the new grass that is being planted and the hole for the trampoline that is going in.
One thing that has struck me about Arusha, besides the dust, is the amount of traffic as you drive into town.
And it is crazy traffic!! Motorbikes weave in and out on either side, and the dala dalas (minivan buses) pull out whenever they want to. It is not unusual to have vehicles passing you on either side of the car.
Oliver bought himself a wire car at the markets. I insisted on visiting the craft markets - Andrew was not happy, and the kids just didn't know what to do as they were CONSTANTLY harassed to buy things. I bought some fabric to make some curtains for our kitchen and dining room, and Oliver was pleased as he got a 'good price' for the car.
Below are some street scenes as we drove through Arusha yesterday.
We stopped to take a photo of Mt Meru during the late afternoon. It is magnificent.