Happy House news from Mama Sue
Today our Happy House's wonderful Mama Sue brings you up to date with all the news of our family.
She expresses her concern for all those of us who have had such a long winter, made harsher by the ever-present cloud of Coronavirus, and her relief to hear that we may now have an end in sight.
At Happy House, the many months our children were off school inspired a new way of teaching and learning as she applied her innovative style of management and mothering to coming up with a safe of of providing home schooling to the kids living in our care.
This has now been taken forward into our school, which reopened a few weeks ago, because it was so successful.
Helping with home schooling also put one young lady on a path to a career!
The pandemic has brought rising prices in Kenya and an almost total stop on tourism both of which have meant extra expenditure.
Visitors, many of them old friends now, would bring us so many of the essential items that we need for our youngsters (from socks to sanitary pads) so we have missed those generous gifts and have had to add those things to our already stretched shopping budget.
Other unexpected expenses have cropped up including drilling a borehole and replacing a well-used sewing machine (which started life in 1968!)