This week, Touro's wife and two children, who live in Dar Es Salaam, came "home" to Mwadui for a visit. So it was the perfect opportunity for them to visit us.
They arrived at 6pm and we started off by sitting out in our enclosed garden where Grant had the BBQ fire going. At the moment we're in the middle of the wet season and any outdoor social event can be marred by a sudden downpour. Which is what happened. It started to rain, so we came indoors.
I'd bought a small gift for each of the children which Grant gave to them when we were all seated in the lounge. A doll and a container of toffees for five-year-old Bess, and a torch/flashlight and a container of toffees for Ivan who is ten.
While the children opened their gifts and we took photos, Grant went outside to check if the weather had cleared and it had! We all traipsed outdoors again and had a wonderful evening, eating, drinking sodas and chatting until after 8.30 pm.
Touro, his wife and children at our home on Saturday night
The rain stopped within minutes and we could go outside once more
Bibi Jo with Touro and family
I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas season and are looking forward to New Year celebrations.