We did all we needed to in town and just before lunch Amanda's driver dropped me at home. We arranged for her to collect me after lunch as we were going to do a spot of "social networking"!
We stopped at the private Mwadui School where I invited Margaret, the Headmistress to tea on Wednesday. Then we stopped at a large shop in the Western Township to invite Gertrude, the proprietress to my party but her premises were shut up tight. (Business hours in Mwadui are not at all rigid!) Amanda later sent her a text inviting her on my behalf.
We stopped at the hospital where, at first we handed out lollypops and handmade toys to a group of children sitting in the ground outside waiting to see the doctor. Afterwards we visited the matron in her office and invited her to my party. Lastly, we popped into the admin offices and invited Elana (a South African consultant here for six weeks) to join me for my birthday.
Back in Amanda's camp, we stopped off at Louise' house to invite her to my birthday tea. Finally we popped in to Tilla for tea, sorely needed after all our strenuous networking. Tilla offered to bake me a birthday cake which I was thrilled about as she's a renowned baker!
The platter with bright lemons was a delight to paint. The beaker/jug which I showed in its beginning stages two weeks ago. I'm especially thrilled with the jug; it looks as if it would suit the "very crooked man who lived in a very crooked house!"
The platter, the jug and two spoon rests.
And a dish which could perhaps pass for a water bowl for the birds visiting my garden? LOL!
I have two smaller bowls, (not pictured) suitable for snacks or cat pellets!
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