Monday, 12 May 2014

Nairobi - a city under construction.

One of the things you cannot fail to notice is the amount of ongoing construction  in Nairobi.  There are building sites all over the city surrounded by scaffolding of various sophistication.  Wooden scaffolding in the extreme:

 We know the Romans built the Pantheon using wooden scaffolding and concrete. According to Wikipedia:

   still stands as the largest unreinforced concrete structure in the world after more than two thousand years.

And one of my favourite Roman bridges at Vaison la-Romanie,  was probably built with huge amounts of wooden scaffolding.

So why not ?

And to leave you with this:

#ibmcsc kenya

Wednesday, 7 May 2014


Learned something new today: Tanzanite is only found in one place in the world, the Mererani Hills in Tanzania. 1000 times rarer than diamond, it changes colour under different lighting conditions.  Cool

Mrs O'Toole, it's  a pity your birthday isn't in December...

Image taken from here

#ibmcsc kenya

Sunday, 4 May 2014

The perfect granny flat

Oh Mother... Look what I'm going to build for you in the back garden when I get back...

Grandmother's Hut : 

Click to get a closer look.

Eco-friendly, natural materials, airy.  What more could you want ?

Now where do I put my mother in-law ?

#ibmcsc kenya

Friday, 2 May 2014

Suit you even more Sir....

Jacky Tam is the man...  

Just arrived in Nairobi and unpacked my suits.  They survived pretty intact, I was expecting something similar to this:

#ibmcsc kenya