Monday, June 23, 2014

Weekend Celebrations in Mwadui

This weekend client and our company expats got together at the club for a surprise party. It was the birthday of general manager, Arlen and we wanted to treat him to his first real celebration in Mwadui.

At midday several men from the client company started to roast a pig on the spit

Arlen looked most surprised to see many more people than normal at the club that night

 Kwet welcomes all and wishes the GM a happy birthday

Yellow being the color of an earth-mover's blood, Grant arranged with CAT for an exact replica of the excavator which arrived on site in March this year. Steve, Grant's plant foreman arranged with Mantrac in Mwanza and the beautiful model arrived in time for the party.
The beautiful model excavator which Grant and Steve arranged for Arlen's gift from the expats
 After a delicious dinner of roast pork, salads and rolls (made by the WDL kitchen), Marita asked the men to stand with Arlen for a photo

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.


  1. Looks like a great and well deserved celebration!!! Have a great new week, Jo!!

  2. Wow that must have been a wonderful birthday party ! The excavator would please my grandson too, lol !
    The poor pig ! Hope it tasted good !

  3. A fun celebration and Happy birthday to Arlen! Have a happy week ahead, Jo!

  4. There are days I wish somebody would organize me a surprise birthday party like this. That pig on the spit looks yummy

  5. That must have been a fun party. Surprises usually are. The gift was a super idea. How do you handle seeing a pig on a spit when you are a vegetarian? My daughter is a vegetarian and she wouldn't like to see that.

  6. Looks like a great celebration. I love that model excavator. What a toy! Some day I would love to try roast pig on a spit. It looks so delish! Happy week ahead. xx

  7. Sounds like a wonderful party. Have a great week!


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