Sharon's Notebook

Gifts from Zanzibar

Happy new month to everyone! Wow it’s only a bit over a month to Christmas so I’m already getting the chills. The holiday season, just has a special place in my heart; but for now, let’s flash back to last month a little bit. I was so happy to visit ...


Celebrating 6 months! (stock take-2)

Celebrating: 6 months of sharonsnotebook.com! I love the quote from Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘Look for small victories and build on that’ so yes, building on this!

Also celebrating childhood memories: Every year, our mum would take us to watch a show at MPC (Mombasa Pentecostal Church) called Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s ...


Baby Steps

Within the crazy Nairobi rush hour I had a chat with Karis (alias) a matatu tout on the Parklands-Town route. He wakes up at 3.00am to begin his shift and gets off at around 8.00pm when most people are back home from the daily hustle. He used to work for ...


Chocolate, Caramel or Cream?

A friend of mine recently pointed out how when walking past Java -Westlands early in the morning, you’d notice that most of the clients are of Caucasian origin or foreigners, unlike in the evenings when there would be a good number of Africans or locals. It ended up being an ...