Just another day in Peponi

“Peponi” is Swahili for “paradise,” and since the music of The Piano Guys is heavenly, I think their rendition of Coldplay’s song improves on the original. I like the African connection; Peponi School is an international secondary school in Ruiru, Kenya, which produces student excellence in both academics and a huge variety of sports. Teachers and pupils have massive input into the school. Peponi School was founded 1989, and its goal has been to “take out the inner pupil.”

Many places are referred to as “peponi” in Africa. The Peponi Hotel in Shela, Lamu, Kenya, is well known for laid-back charm. The food is both simple and legendary. Critics recommend the giant prawns in butter sauce, eaten Swahili-style, sitting round a big brass platter on the floor.

Prawns in butter sauce

Prawns in butter sauce

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About Robin Helm

Robin Helm's latest work is Understanding Elizabeth, a stand-alone Regency Romance. She joined three other JAFF authors for a best selling Christmas anthology - A Very Austen Christmas. After publishing all three volumes of The Guardian Trilogy: Guardian, SoulFire, and Legacy, she published the Yours by Design Series: Accidentally Yours, Sincerely Yours, and Forever Yours. She and her husband have two adult daughters, two sons-in-law, two granddaughters, a grandson, and a Yorkie Poo named Toby.

5 thoughts on “Just another day in Peponi

  1. Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)

    I love The Piano Guys!! And their rendition of this song is fantastic! The Cello Wars is another fave of mine! πŸ™‚


    1. Robin Helm Post author

      I really liked this. I always like The Piano Guys, but this is one of my favorites.

      I haven’t heard of The Cello Wars. Thanks for letting me know about them.



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