We're back from the UK! Thanks to all for the send-off, well-wishes and kind comments when we left last month. I have many photos and stories which start with this post. To get to them I have to mention our very first ladies' tea here in Mwadui which Amanda and I arranged for the Monday before we left.
Amanda organized with the client's management to hold it in their guest house. With me, my friend, Sonja visiting from Dar es Salaam, the six ladies from Petra diamonds (the stores controller, the guest house head, the headmistress of the school, the matron of the hospital, Amanda and Tilla) as well as a fourth South African lady, Charlene, who recently moved into the camp, we made up quite a lively and interesting party! Unfortunately I didn't take my camera along and although I took photos with my phone, the results were less than perfect.
Charlene, left and Sonja at the Mwadui ladies' tea
On Tuesday Grant and I flew from Mwanza to Dar where we were booked into our favorite hotel in the city the Sea Cliff. My darling hubby had surprised me by securing a sea-facing suite!
Our sea-facing room in the Sea Cliff, Dar es Salaam
The view of the sea beyond our bedroom window. Life is tough in Africa!
Early on Wednesday morning we waited in the hotel reception for Mohamed, our driver to collect us for the airport. Of course, on the way down [to reception] and while we waited, I took photos.
The reception area just outside the lift on the way down to main reception
We've stayed in this hotel five times this year (recently I stayed there alone) and this is the first time I noticed the star rating on the wall!
The doormen at this hotel are Masaai warriors
Promptly at 5.30 Mohamed arrived, took us to the airport and by 8.30 we were boarding our British Airways flight to Heathrow.
The plane was quite empty so after an early lunch, which followed soon after breakfast, His Nibs found a row of seats and slept until we started descending into Heathrow!
I hope you're all having a wonderful week already!