Memories of School: Enjoyed early morning tennis with friend Richard Statham
(where is he now?). Broke pattern of school routine with unofficial Sunday escapes to Nakuru.
I would steal past the sleeping dormitory prefect, then walk along the road leading to Nakuru,
hoping to hop into a passing car and get to Nakuru in time to join an unsuspecting relative in
time for breakfast. While outward journeys were relaxed, getting back in time for 'roll-call'
was often frantic yet, luckily, I was rarely late. Only once did my 'day trip' fall. On that
occasion the kind people who gave me a lift became concerned when I told them my plan for the
day. Terrorism was still alive and they took me to their home near Sigona Golf Club where, to my
alarm, they phoned 'Flakey'. Eventually I was delivered back to school where the Headmaster was
waiting in his Austin parked at the main entrance. Seeing my anxiety, an understanding 'Flakey'
drove me back to Grigg House where to my relief the incident was not mentioned. I continued my
clandestine exeats for at least another year until my girlfriend at the 'Boma' persuaded her
parents to include me in their Sunday visits to Nairobi.
Since leaving School: Attended Brighton School of Art, followed by teacher training. In
1985 cycled through USA starting in Florida and reaching Vancouver Island where I visited
'Samaki'. Quit teaching in 1996 and re-trained in mental health; now in private practice in
Dorchester and Sidmouth, England.
(Registered 15 Feb 2003)
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