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last entry for a while…

My stay in Botswana has finally come to an end and although I leave with some regret, I know that life goes on and I have to move on as well. It was a very emotional farewell yesterday.  I kept myself busy for most of the day, doing all kinds of things that needed doing…

Some postings are missing…

Due to server glithces, some of my postings are not there but they’ll be there as soon as the bugs are worked out.  tata

Leopard sighting

This morning we had our porridge and went off on a mokoro (a kind of dugout canoe using a pole to navigate) trip into the delta. We launched out of Kwara (we are Little Kwara) which was older than ours.  Martin had a handgun and I asked what that was for. He said “Just in…

Babies and more babies

We made our way to the main tent about 615am and fortunately for us, the elephant from last night found a much more interesting place so we could actually leave our tent. We had hot porridge from a campfire pot (although they do have a fully functional kitchen making as great food as I myself…

Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls

I wanted to go on a boat cruise this afternoon but we planned a day at Victoria Falls and we did not return in time to go on the cruise (although our driver gave it a good boy scout try by driving at a breakneck speed to get back to the hotel in time for…

Mall farm vs. game farm

You have to promise to read all the way to the end to see the explanation for the subject line.

Incredibly busy and productive day

I must have woken up on the hard working side of the bed today because by 7:30 am I was ready for a full day’s work and I had to hold myself back till 8:00am because that’s when the centre opens.  I took in three banana loaves that I baked last night so the catering…

Happy birthday Sunita

Tried skyping but it was a bust.  So I’ve resorted to the blog to wish my daughter a happy birthday and by the time you get this, it’ll be your birth time.  Have a happy day.   The group of Inuit students came to the centre today for a presentation from Cynthia on HIV/AIDS and…

Weekend in Ghanzi at the 6th annual Kuru Dance Festival with the San people

I have not blogged for a few days and I’ve been getting some concerned and cryptic emails from family and friends.  Pat I’m okay.  Paul – no I did not hurt my hands gardening and can’t write L.  I was away in Ghanzi if that’s an excuse!! 

Moving Day – Again

Today was another moving day for me.  I moved to Barbara’s house this afternoon.  I’ll be house sitting while they are vacationing in Canada.  There was a bit of an emergency.  Her husband Wayne is a presenter at the AIDS conference and he forgot his poster and papers at home and they only discovered that…