By 11am William dropped us off at Butiama Hotel and went off to the market to do a little shopping for me. Grant had arranged with the owner, Minas to have a snack lunch (the highlight of our trips to Shinyanga) there. Minas, an astute and successful businessman, is also tendering for catering for our Guest House. While Minas isn't a birder, like Jez, one of the other tender company managers, he's a very good friend of ours and we really enjoy visit in him.
While we waited for the snacks, Minas showed us his disco which is undergoing major refurbishments.
Grant and Minas in the disco which is WIP
Soon the snacks were ready, and Grant and I tucked in with gusto. We love Indian cuisine and Mina's chef turns out the best. I enjoyed the "bitings" (Mina's name for snacks) so much that I forgot to take photos.
While we sat there and enjoyed the meal, company and surroundings, friends, Andre and Amanda arrived. Soon it was a jolly afternoon of chatting, laughing and eating (some more!)
I hope you're all having a great week so far.