My Stage is the World

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My

After a less than pleasant night for some of us, we bravely soldiered on, determined to last the day. This time it was David who joined us for the trip and the journey there was pretty straightforward. Of course once we approached Kakum National Park for the second time, it started to rain! Typical.

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The Girls in the Photograph

Up at the crack of dawn (well, 7am) our first issue was with the toaster… Which was broken! So it was digestives for breakfast, but at least we had hot showers. Kujo arrived once more, but Adolf had also decided to accompany us. We set off, more awake this time and raring to go.

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A Grand Day Out

Psyched about our first proper outing, we eagerly awoke, only to find that there was no power and no water. Soo, baby wipes and dry shampoo it was! Luckily the hob in the kitchen was a gas hob, so JK made us eggs on bread for breakfast. The minibus rocked up almost an hour early and Adolf introduced us to our driver – Kujo.

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Accra, Accra (this time for Africa)

After yet another sleepless night, getting up at 7 was a struggle, but I used JK’s shower and IT WAS HOT so I felt much better! We waited for Grace who we thought might be coming with us but she was ill. So we waited some more. Nobody would talk to us girls and JK had gone to return the basket and some of the beer bottles (they weren’t impressed we hadn’t drunk all 6 as they wanted them back).

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To Market, to Market

After staying up late drinking, I decided I was allowed to sleep in, but I was still downstairs by 9.15, as the girls and I chatted outside with toast and coffee. We considered waking JK but then what was the point? We weren’t doing anything so we might as well let him sleep!

It was decided that today we would be allowed to go to the market with Grace and we were all super excited at being let out. Showered (freezing again) and dressed we headed outside, but were waylaid by the men cutting down coconuts.

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But why is the rum gone?

After jolting awake at 8.30am (a spider crawled across my head) it seemed like a good idea to get up – after all everyone else had been up for a while (crazy kids).

In the daylight, we realised how much land was attached to the house and how big the Atlantic Ocean was (well, as in how far we could see out to sea).
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Akwaabe to Accra

So, once again I’m off on my travels – in fact this trip will see me visit the fourth continent of this year. I’m quite impressed with that, especially as I usually only manage one holiday and perhaps a city break.

Despite a slight change of plans to our trip, meaning that BB wouldn’t be joining us for a week (mislaid passport = visa delays), meaning JK was on his own with four girls, and a slight change of accommodation, we headed to the airport. Everything seemed pretty straightforward, OK journey, checked in and through security. Easy.

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I Wanna be a Paperback Writer

The stage is set for Let it BeI’m not the biggest fan of jukebox musicals, in fact I despised both Thriller and We Will Rock You. Mamma Mia is good fun, although (sacrilege) I prefer the film and the less said about Rock of Ages the better!

So I’ll admit I wasn’t particularly sure that I wanted to see Let it Be. I’d heard mixed reviews and it seemed that it was, essentially, a Beatles tribute band. Now I’ve been to the Cavern Club in Liverpool and seen ‘The Beatles’ play and they were pretty awesome, but surely Let it Be would just be the same.

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