First Day in Kenya

Hello Year 4,

I hope you’re enjoying the start of your Easter holidays. We arrived in Kenya on Saturday evening, and settled into Mr Wainwright’s mum and dad’s house, which is very comfortable.

This morning we went to a Palm Sunday church service. It was very different from church at home. There were 1000 people in the congregation, and the singing was very different to what we’re used to. The people had real palm branches and they sang in Swahili, which is the language here. I was sat with a very nice lady who translated the whole service into English for me so that I could understand what was being said. There was lots of singing and dancing, and the service was two hours long. How is this different from your church?

The people were very kind to me and gave me a traditional Kenyan outfit. They dressed me in it at the front of the church and it was very warm with my other clothes on underneath! I’ve put a photo of me (in my new dress) with Mr Wainwright and the ministers of the church – do you like it?

After the service we went to the house of the ministers. They gave us some lunch. I ate chapattis (which are like pancakes) with a sort of beef curry and fried chicken. There were also green beans and spinach. We had fruit juice to go with our meal and afterwards ate some bananas and watermelon. How is this different from what you had for your Sunday dinner?

Tomorrow we’re going to visit a tea plantation. I will try to get on here again after we’ve done that.

Remember to post your comments!

Mrs Wainwright

Do you like my new outfit?

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