For those coming across my work for the first time , I’m Cherop. Some people call me a blogger but I like to call what I do telling stories inspired by the true events in my life, together with pictures of my choice outfits…that’s not a blogger , is it ?
Today I want to talk about one of my favourite places in the world : My home , the one not in Nairobi , but in the village, deep in the heart of Kenya.
My hometown ( Hometown Glory by Adele, anyone?) is Mogogosiek, Bomet county( well known for it’s endless carpets of lush green tea). There’s a second one where my maternal grandma lives in Eldoret …but today’s focus is on Kericho.
Long ago, my batiem ( grandmother in Kalenjin) had a vision for the family she wanted. Together with my grandfather, they worked hard and acquired a piece of land onto which all their descendants could settle . The product of this was that her children and the many who came after were able to live together in one place. How many are we now? Well, in our culture we don’t count children .When asked , we respond by stating we have enough. So i’ll just say that today , around five generations live there , and we are very many.
At home, family and nature surround me. One cousin taught me how to herd cows to the river , and another taught me how to milk a cow. And my cousin’s wife, the son of the first born of my grandmother ( stay with me now), taught me how to make ugali,YES, you can finally confirm that i know these things.
Inspired by the tea from home, I wore a green midi pencil skirt .The top was ‘ borrowed from my mummy ( I’m not giving it back) but I added my own twist to it , using recently found iron-on badges to elevate the button down top to have a funky, youthful vibe.Lastly , I put on nude flats to top off the casual look .
With so much to say, i think part two is in order
Talk to you soon,