26 October 2019

What’s happening in Copenhagen: A rhythm to Copenhagen begins to emerge

Aside from trying to keep abreast of what’s happening (or not) with Brexit, this week has been fairly uneventful. I thought it might be interesting to share an update on how life in Denmark has been going, six weeks in… Danish classes have reached their halfway point and I can now ask simple “What/ Who/ […]

10 August 2019

Favourite new: album; newsletter; procrastination; article; habit

There’s nothing too groundbreaking to say from this week. It’s been podcast interviews, seeing friends and a day-long binge of Stranger Things. What I can share are some (in my opinion) interesting things I’ve been reading/ listening to in case you’re after some distraction this weekend: Album I’ve been enjoying: Run Home Slow by The Teskey Brothers High […]

27 July 2019

Leaving East Africa: A departure from the EU results in a departure from EA

This week I have some fairly big news: after 3 years in East Africa, I’m leaving next month. In a fairly direct way, it’s because of Brexit. Moving to Denmark I met my girlfriend in Kenya about two years ago. She’s Danish and has worked for a couple of companies in Nairobi since arriving. We […]

16 January 2019

Nairobi Terror Attack Update

In case you haven’t seen there’s been a fairly major attack on a Nairobi hotel, with al-Shabaab claiming responsibility. Exactly what happened is still being confirmed, but there was an initial explosion, and then reports of gunfire. More details as the story emerges here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46880375 Thankfully myself, and immediate friends are safe. The hotel complex also […]

31 December 2018

2018 in review

As this is the last newsletter of the year it feels like I should at least make some attempt to write something thoughtful. Rather than a chronological run through of what’s been happening, I’ll instead share some things I’ve been thinking about, which you might find interesting to read.

29 December 2018

Reflections on 2018

As this is the last newsletter of the year it feels like I should at least make some attempt to write something thoughtful. Rather than a chronological run-through of what’s been happening, I’ll instead share some things I’ve been thinking about, which you might find interesting to read. Article I’ve shared the most The Tail […]

6 October 2018

South Africa (sort of): Johannesburg + Disney conspiracy?

This week I’ve been in South Africa for the first time. I’d love to give a detailed explanation of the depth of South African history, rich observations on the cultural nuance and some meaningful insight as to what the South Africans of today are really feeling. Unfortunately, I’ve been very head down with work and […]

28 April 2018

Travels of an Irish rugby jacket: Seeing a familiar piece of clothing in Kenya

Most clothes in Kenya are imported, and many of them second-hand: coming as donations or similar from all corners of the world. There’s probably a whole post on what comes and how it gets divided up (there’s a whole industry in it) but for now, we’ll just focus on a particular item of clothing that […]

2 March 2018

Best “Side Hustle” Award: Prison Guard + Masseuse

Last Saturday I encountered one of the best side hustle combinations I’ve come across so far in Kenya. As has probably mentioned before, almost everyone has something else they do on the side to earn a bit extra. Benjamin (pic below) is a Prison Guard by day and gives massages in his spare time. I […]

25 March 2017

A new (uncertain/ exciting) phase begins…: life begins as a freelancer

So I’ve now officially finished my initial project at Pezesha after two months in Kenya. This means that I’m now in an (optimistic) state of unemployment a.k.a. “a freelance consultant” whereby I need to start convincing companies that it’s worth their while to hire me for what I can do for them. I’ll update once […]