I took this picture!! Yes I was there! I haven’t been out of the country for over 10 years and I nervously went to Paris for 2 days!! A VERY important mission! And after a loooooong queue at passport control, 2 hours! I was rethinking my crazy escapade!!!
A beautiful film, part of the very popular ‘Rendez-vous en Terre Inconnue’ TV programme shown in France has been made with in the area that the Milgis Trust covers!!.. I was invited to Paris by the good people in ADENIUM TV, who made the film to talk on French TV about the Milgis Trust!!
Our ‘Milgis’ scouts had been instrumental in helping them out to find the location and to be a liason between the community and them while making the film! The film is called ‘A meeting in an unknown land’. It will be shown in France on the 3rd December.. I gather it will be on youtube for a week after! its worth searching for.. The film is very very beautiful!! Full of fun and laughter, and shows so much the generosity of the Samburu..
ANYWAY.. I actually had a really whirl wind of a time.. EVERY one was fantastic.. It was a huge affaire the equipment needed for just a few minutes of talking on TV is unbelievable.. at least 30 people rushing around, lights, TV screens, mixers, etc etc etc…. . I had to have a translator so I had one microphone on my shirt, another in my ear .. It was CHAOS in my head!!!
After all this.. I really hope I did a good enough job in the few minutes I had on the set!! bright lights and an audience and mixing with the celebrities!! It’s all a bit of a daze, and I can’t really remember what I said after all that work.. !!! Anyway looking forward to seeing the real thing and seeing/hearing what i did say!! We hope and pray it was good enough for the good french people to help the Milgis Trust out!! It would be so fantastic.. We have partnered up temporarily with ‘Solidarites international’ for a donate page, and ‘MILGIS TRUST’ was mentioned several times on the SHOW!!!! We really hope to raise awareness about this beautiful part of the world, and to raise some funds to keep up the work!
NOW Back to OUR northern Kenya where i am delighted to tell you the rain continues!!, the grass is growing and EVERY ONE IS BACK HOME AND SETTLED!!
They also mentioned luckily Mercury was safely in the morning sky so did not cause any arguments!!
and of course this is what it brings!!
This is a swamp near us on the Laana Nikan Lugga Interresting to see how its flourishing only after a month or so.. wonderful
There is a spring but it had just about dried up..
then remember this terrible fire…
Anyway we walked around after these rains and at least found that it was now covered ..
We took a flight over the areas worst hit by the 18 months drought!! LOOK how green it is!!
BUT despite the wonderful photos and things looking good at the moment WE THE MILGIS TRUST have
A VERY IMPORTANT MISSION!!!!
The Trust covers an amazing, fragile and forgotten part of Kenya.. Scenically just beautiful.. I have lived here for over 35 years, doing my walking safaris with camels.. When I first went there I found the most beautiful, serene and blessed place, in my mind, on earth BUT things were not right.. the Elephants were being wiped out, hundreds, thousands were decimated for their ivory, other wildlife was being massacred, the forests were burning, overgrazing and general love of their land was not happening.. and this was leading to self destruction…. even the Samburu people were questioning their culture which ‘cradles’ the the land and all living things..
WHAT WAS HAPPENING????
SO ‘The Milgis Trust‘ was born..
The trust is very small, family run and comes from our ‘hearts’.. We are respected and we have seen fantastic changes.. We believe in the people here, we believe in their culture, and we know they love their land and its inhabitants!!
Please check our website out and kindly support us.. We are very grateful..