Mivumoni Christmas Day

I should have said yesterday, Christmas started with the vigil Mass, which was full of song and joy. Starting at 10pm, home about midnight. No Christmas Carols as we know them. The church was decorated with balloons and was very festive.

Christmas Morning we got out the banana-fibre crib we bought in Nairobi.


After breakfast, Lucy was soon onto preparing lunch – a simple meal of ugali and cabbage ahead of tonight’s feast.


We were visited by the children of some neighbours (the parents were working I think)



Soon Lucy’s aunt (in pink) and uncle joined us.


We spent most of the day sitting and chatting with visitors.


The watoto eat their lunch.


In the afternoon, Lucy,Meld and I paid a visit to the St Joseph Sisters whose convent is next to the church.


The sisters loved seeing the photos on my phone, and were soon taking selfies (but the light was challenging and they weren’t very good)!


Sister Ancilla had dislocated her wrist working in the shamba.


We returned via Maggy’s home, saying hello to her family and to Black Jack.

Back at Lucy’s, preparations for dinner were under way. Our contribution was a Christmas Pudding and custard. teaming the pud wasn’t too difficult, though making custard (even from powder) on a very hot wood fire was a challenge.


Soon the pilau was served.


The Christmas pud was liked by some and not by others (just like home!). And I got to finish off the custard 🙂


And so to bed.

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