My blog is presently written from East Africa. As an expat wife, I've accompanied my husband across the African continent for three decades and write about my life on various mines and earth-moving sites
Little Abby, who started walking while we were away in Tanzania
It's FREEZING in Marquard ! We arrived safely on Saturday and it was lovely to meet up with Angus, Amanda and children again. We're spending a few days at home before biking across the country on a tour through Namibia.
Hi Bozo and all mum's blog readers. Yes, it's Ambrose posting again. We (Ginger, Shadow and Ambrose) are home alone in Mwadui while our yoomens go to a far place for a L O N G time! Ginger even tried to stop mum from leaving by sitting on her back pack!
But still they left...
Oh, well, meantime I'll go through mum's photos and see what she's doing in that place without us. Uh-oh! She's got another cat! I KNEW it!
A really fat-cat!
Meanwhile we're being taken good care of by our own da-da/sister/carer Regina here at home in Tanzania!
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This morning Grant and I left our home on camp in Mwadui at 4am n the first leg of our journey to South Africa. The weather was mild to warm, as always. We arrived at Mwanza airport at 6.30am, and as the check-in counter only opened at 7am, we waited outside in biting wind. (You guessed it; we were dressed for Mwadui temps of 31degrees Celsius.) Mwanza clocked in at 19 degrees that time of the morning. By the time we'd checked in our one piece of luggage, we were blue with the cold. We've since landed in Dar es Salaam where the weather is considerably warmer, albeit very windy. The irony of this is that tomorrow morning we board our flight for South Africa at 6am and land in Johannesburg around 10.20am. The weather forecast is between 5 and 19 degrees Celsius! Brrr. Our thin African blood is going to take a beating.
Very windy, but warm weather in Dar Es Salaam today
Yesterday before I packed up my Ultra book for traveling, I went onto Blogger and that's as far as I got. I was unable to open a post, I could not check my comments and although I could read other blogger posts, I couldn't comment.
When I logged on with the hotel's WiFi this afternoon, I opened Blogger and validated all the [many] comments! Thanks to all who have commented and my sincere apologies for not visiting your blogs. I'm in transit but hope to be back in the swing of cyber-socializing again this weekend once we're settled in at home!
Yesterday the ladies of Mwadui got together at the Williamson's Guest House. Amanda and I had arranged a surprise birthday party for our dear friend, Nsia. We'd also organized with Nsia's boss, Richard* to get her to the venue using whatever reason he thought of. He told Nsia they had a meeting with the General Manager which sent the poor young lady into a total spin.
As we saw Richard's car arrive, I stood near the front door to get a photo of the birthday girl as she walked in and saw, instead of a board of men meeting, all her friends waiting to welcome her to a surprise party!
Rina* (Richard's wife) hugs Nsia who is overcome with emotions! Amanda looks on
Nsia bubbling and excited at her party!
Amanda, Louise, I, my kitchen staff and the WDL kitchen staff made this delicious array of treats
Three WDL Guest House staff: Chef Constantine, Asst Manager Suzy and Chef Peter
Amanda baked and decorated the birthday cake
While the guests helped themselves to refreshments, Louise noticed I was taking photos. So she told me to stand with Amanda and Richard while she snapped us!
Amanda, Jo and Richard
Birthday girl, Nsia still smiling from ear to ear!
Guests tuck into the eats
Nsia cuts the cake while we all sing to her
The Ladies of Mwadui: Front row from left: Stella, Gertrude, Nsia (Birthday girl), Margeret, Back row from left: Linda, Amanda, Rina, Louise and Jo (Photo taken by Rob)
Collage by Amanda using the Instagram feature on her Tab!
In the evening we all met again at the club where Rob, Nsia's husband had brought in delicious Asian snacks.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NSIA!
* * Richard and Rina * * own the kittens I babysat.