Thought people may enjoy a tour round our accommodation. You’ve seen the view from our roof terrace (the main banner image of the site – except the writing which I added later), but thought you may enjoy seeing where we live (but please do not use this to plan a break in!) It is really nice and we’re certainly making it our home but it is still very raw in the fact that we haven’t bought much or put much up on the walls!
So on the left is our main hallway, from which all the rooms come off. It does the job nicely.
On the right is the bathroom. So far Naomi has managed to completely break one toilet seat and make an ever increasing crack in a second. She has been relegated to not using it (Naomi comments this is due to the poor quality of the plastic seat and not her weight/inability to use a toilet seat).
We have probably the largest shower you could ask for but unfortunately at the moment the water only manages to trickle out so we are confined to a small corner of it.
Left is our second bedroom which I am currently using as a study. Thinking of getting a nice office swivel chair to work on as ours are rather dilapidated and the cushions have rips in which are a little uncomfortable on the derrier after a while. On the right is our main bedroom. We think any bed can be made to look majestic by adding a mosquito net – what do you think!? Why not try it yourself to impress someone?
Airflow is a little restricted by the net which makes 28/29 degrees at night (see a bit warm post) but it is a necessity. Overall bedroom is a nice space and we have a freshly made bed each day thanks to Paulina, our home helper.
Below (found at the end of the main corridor) is our kitchen and living room. It is one big room which is quite nice for having light flood in and a nice breeze flow through. To get some perspective, I took the photo of the living room from standing on the kitchen surface on the left. As I said, really nice space where we spend most of our time. Kitchen has all the essentials, water purifier, gas hobs and an electric oven with the one temperature (on/off). This is also where you will find most ants so airtight containers are at a premium and it is always a big disappointment if you realise you forgot to put that bit of homemade brownie away quick enough and ants have made it in! We have a few bits of African art up (the pink and yellow things just visible on the living room wall) and hope to spruce up the whole place a bit more during half term, things like throws for the 3 piece suite and other wall art. The suite however is one of warmest pieces of seating we have ever experienced – they seem to absorb heat. They are also where you will find Roxy the dog if she has made it up to our flat.
Finally, we have our balcony – complete with bbq (not used yet), steps up to the roof, and pots for growing veg. It is nice to have an area where we can wander outside for a bit of air. This is also home to the lizards (Cedric and friends), so it is always a treat to look out and see them either having a look around or flat-out basking in the sun! Currently we are growing courgettes, lettuces and pepper. That list is in order of how successful we have been so far!
Courgettes are doing well and have just been transplanted to separate pots so hope they survive and start to produce fruit in a few weeks, Lettuces now coming up (through some poor quality soil) and have 1 pepper seedling now poking through. They all need lots of water though to cope with the heat and I will often look out to see the courgettes looking rather pathetic and wilted! Hoping to hold a few parties and bbqs on the terrace when we have bought some furniture.
Hope that gives you another little ‘aperçu’ into our life here. Naomi has 4 days of school until half term, then this time next week we will be on our first safari! 2 days and 1 night in the Serengeti so we will be watching the lion king and I am learning some relevant songs on my ukulele for the campfire sing along! Hope you are all well, will report again post safari!