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Leaving soon

Written on: Thursday September 6th, 2012

A journal entry from: Clea's Kenya

 

Welcome to my first ever blog posting! Some of you may have noticed that the profile picture is actually for my parents. I am having some trouble setting up my own page, so I'm in effect squatting on theirs. It is sort of appropriate since the nearest thing I have to a permanent address right now is their beautiful new apartment. It's either that or a storage locker in Ottawa!

 

Thanks to the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian International Development Agency, I have the privilege of spending seven months working on legal reform with the International Commission of Jurists in Nairobi, Kenya. I will be posting periodically from there.

 

I'm leaving this evening to start my stint in Nairobi, although first off I have five days in London staying with a friend of a friend. I thought, though, that I'd include some pictures from the time since I finished my previous work at the end of July. I spent a week and a half in Ottawa packing up my apartment, organizing my visa with the extremely nice people at the Kenyan embassy, and, of course, visiting Montreal. Then it was off to Edmonton for nearly a week of visiting with my friend Laura. For all of you Calgarians, Edmonton is really quite nice! Next I flew to Victoria to visit with Briac and Jayne (and Kif). Then it was off to Summerland for my grandpa's memorial birthday. And, finally, I arrived in Vancouver to help my parents move into their new place, which is really starting to come together.

 

 

From Hasina on Sep 8th, 2012

Excited to hear about your adventures Clea! Don't get eaten by a lion. xo

From Susan on Sep 9th, 2012

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From Glenna Papp on Sep 10th, 2012

Clea I am excited to read all about your exploits in Africa. Have a wonderful trip there and good luck with the new job. How exciting!!!