The baby is 2 :)

Time check: 10.55pm. It was on this night two years ago that I made an independent decision to have my first child. I didn't give it much thought then. It was one of those impulsive things that felt right. I didn't think to plan.When the idea crept into my mind,I thought "Why not?  I am …

Step by step

Recently the 40 40 team and I had an opportunity to spread the word about our cause and sell some of our branded merchandise that helps us raise funds. It was one of the most difficult crowds we have had to deal with. Below I share some of the highlights and ‘low lights’ of the …

Charity; is it really worth it?

It is almost two years since the birth of 40 days over 40 smiles. Last night a few thoughts kept me awake and they shall consequently form the content of this blog post. The journey we embarked on is designed in such a way that we meet people from diverse backgrounds; rich, poor, vulnerable, deliberately …

Stranger at home

Yesterday I was reading the Sunday Papers( Yeah, I am one of those people) when I turned to read http://apenyo.com/finding-tracy-tears-and-wine/ , a beautiful piece by Mildred Apenyo  that opened my mind to so many thoughts and memories.  Growing up, it did not occur to me that I was 'different' in any way. At home we spoke English, …

BE Santa this Christmas

Every year, 40-40 has both an Easter and Christmas drive to make these days more special for disadvantaged children in the country. These young people(40-40)  are even cooler because they make other ordinary days special too but you know, these just stand out more 😉 A few months ago we embarked on a project to build …