This was a fun filled weekend. It started with my in laws flying in from the States in Friday, Some unplanned fun Saturday Night driving in the streets of Nairobi that ended at the new restaurant DusitD2 in Riverside. We only had drinks before heading home, so I look forward to having a meal there soon. I loved their bathrooms, it was selfie heaven in there ;).
We had a little rest on Sunday and today was a beautiful day as it is Mashujaa Day here in Kenya. It’s a day dedicated to celebrating all the heroes and heroines that helped shape Kenya to be the country that it is. It was called Kenyatta Day many years after our independence and was changed to Mashujaa Day when the new constitution was implemented in 2010. I woke up sad because I missed my grandfather, Ramogi Achieng’ Oneko. He was part of the Kapenguria Six which would be considered the founding fathers of this nation. But I think the dream I had altered my mood this morning. I had the worst dream where Westgate Attack happened all over again only this time it was Sarit and I was in the centre of it all, the good thing is I managed to hide out on top of some space so close to the ceiling.
My definition of Mashujaa Day was spending it with my heroes who are people in my life that I really respect and love so I invited my dad and sister to lunch. Before that we had some breakfast and I watched Beck’s grandmother Corrie read to Beck. Jason and Beck came with me to lunch and we went to Le Palanka Restaurant in Lavington. Palanka is Angolan Portuguese for an antelope. It is owned by a Senegalese man and the menu has a fine range of West African dishes.I ordered giant prawns with a side of chips, the rest ordered the Yasa Chicken Dish with accompaniments of plantain and chips.
Here are pictures of a weekend well spent.