Monday, October 21, 2013

Sunday lunch on the town

On Sunday, instead of going out birding (we did that on Saturday!), Grant took half a day off and we went to Shinyanga. We arrived in town at 10.30 and after popping in at the supermarket for a few items,  we stopped at  Kitchen Utensils and Appliances shop where I fed "my" cat, Joy which I've been caring for since arriving here. Before coming to me last Thursday, Dr Mawaluko visited this shop and administered a contraceptive injection to the cat. In retrospect, I wish I had known about this injection and I would have asked him to do the same for Honey which would have saved us spaying her and unwittingly causing her early death. *sigh* 

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.


  1. I know you're going to feel bad about Honey for a long while, Jo. And yes, the contraceptive would have been a good idea. But you can't take responsibility for her death.
    I'm glad you got off the mine for a while to see friends and enjoy some "bitings"!
    Luv, K

  2. Good to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch in town Jo. The indian snacks can be delicious !

  3. Nice to get away now and again, especially when unexpected friends show up.


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