A few weeks ago I asked fellow bloggers, Sunny of Barnyards and Barnacles,(Massachusetts) and Betsy of Joyful Reflections (Tennessee), if they could suggest a couple of good women's magazines from their country. Our company General Manager, Issam Noah, whom I'd not yet met, was due back from his leave in the States and I wanted to ask him to bring me some magazines.
Sunny and Betsy respectively mailed me a comprehensive list which Grant forwarded to the GM as per my request. Issam arrived in Khartoum last Saturday (he was a week later than originally planned because of the snowstorms in the US). He went to the office on Sunday (which is Monday in the Sudan!) On Monday when I heard him start his car to go to work, I popped my abaya over my house attire, and went downstairs to introduce myself. He went back into his flat, fetched the three magazines he'd bought and handed them to me. He refused to accept any payment. Sweet man.
So thanks to my dear friends, Sunny and Betsy and new acquainance, Issam, I now have more reading material here in Khartoum.
For those of my readers who haven't visited Sunny or Betsy's blog, do yourself a favour and pop over there. You will be so glad you did.