A very brief post…

The only internet cafe in town is down at the moment (and has been for the last 2 weeks apparently…) so I’m using an azafady office coputer so will have to be very brief as time is very limited.

We arrived back from Sainte Luce yesterday where we successfully completed the house for the maternity nurses, a well, planted critically endangered trees and collected their seeds and made a few more improved stoves. I have now had 8 parasys and am currently sporting a rather fetching tropical ulcer (responding to antibiotics thankfully!), Viv has still escaped any such nasties.

We are currently enjoying the luxuries of town such as running water that is clear rather than the brown eggy smelling substance we pumped from a well and into a bucket to clean ourselves with in the bush and food that isn’t beans & rice, although the fish meals were excellent. We have now become food obsessives and many group conversations revolve around all the lovely foods that we currently have no access to and are longing for when we get home.

Our time back in Fort Dauphin is limited as we’re back to the bush on Thursday for a bit more well building with a latrine thrown in for good measure.

Only just over a month till we arrive back home – getting very excited by it now!








3 responses to “A very brief post…”

  1. Rach avatar

    Looking forward to seeing you both at Xmas too! Very odd to have me ‘n’ Andy being the only immediate family actually in this country at the moment!

    Parasys and ulcer? Sounds nasty.

    Aren’t you just looking forward to Christmas dinner? Roast turkey with bacon and sausages, the sausagemeat stuffing which goes in 2 minutes and the apricot and random nuts found in the back of the cupboard stuffing which everyone has a little square of and still has a little square of when the meal is over. Don’t forget the Roast spuds a la Delia. The carrots and obligatory sprouts and beans. The cranberry sauce and bread sauce and thick gravy. Mmmmm. All that lovely food. (teeheehee).

  2. Mary avatar

    Nice to hear from you.
    Counting the last remaining month down.
    We are all fine. Little beasties are both ok too.
    Ed and I had a musical week last week in a ruraly secluded cottage so will have some platinum selling hits to play you when you get back!
    See you shortly.

  3. rightee avatar

    Hi John/Viv,

    Your CD of photos arrived yesterday from South Africa (Yes it’s been 2 months?) no franking so must have got lost along the way. All your photos are up on flickr now!

    See you soon!