My Stage is the World

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

The day the Wi-Fi broke (and the coffee ran out)

IMG_0300.PNGHow many followers do you have on Twitter? What about Facebook friends? How many of these people would you stop and have a conversation with in the street?

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Remember, remember the 7th of November

So a few weeks ago, I sat down with the lovely West End Wilma, a glass of wine and some other reviewers for one of the hardest tasks of the year.

What did we have to do?
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The Water is Wide… I Can’t Cross Over

An even earlier start this morning, as I needed to wash my hair, but the lack of hot water meant I had to do it over the bath using soap and cold water. After my swim yesterday the soap actually made my hair feel dirtier. I also had a large scratch on my nose from the branch that whacked me in the face!

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Carnival of the Animals

For once, getting up at 6am was not a problem, although trying to wash with nothing more than a bucket of cold water was interesting! As we left our room there were – quite literally – baboons everywhere! Little babies were clinging onto their mother’s stomach and we got our first sight of the park – green, vast and so beautiful.
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An Affair to Remember

After such a long day we all slept well and were up fairly early. I was on coffee duty, but the milk was (surprisingly after so many power cuts) not drinkable, so black coffee and hobnobs (betraying the digestives) it was.

Miss P and Miss W were doing the salt water bucket challenge (like I said we had some power cuts, so ice was not possible), so they came back cold and wet. God knows what David and Ayee thought we were doing!

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All Night Long

After showering and sitting about for a few hours, our taxi arrived about 11pm to take us to the VIP bus station – naturally it was as cramped as ever! It was made even scarier by the fact that I was wearing my glasses so couldn’t see as well as normal.

Luckily it wasn’t too far and we arrived at the bus station in good time for the midnight bus. A tiny hole in the wall served as the ticket sales point but as there were only three tickets left for the midnight bus, we had to wait for the next one and couldn’t even buy tickets until the midnight one had left! When it did we managed to jump the sudden queue that appeared and secured five tickets to Kumasi.

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The Greatest Show on Earth

Is it a play? Is it a musical? Or is it a circus? None of the above… It’s even better!

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On the Road Again

Lazily making my way downstairs about 9.30 (Sunday’s the day of rest right?) all I could think of was a coffee – I was still exhausted! But there was no power! And no water so we couldn’t even use the hob! Grumpy girlie!

After several failed attempts at getting the showers working, it was another day of baby wipes (but no dry shampoo), which made it even luckier that we’d decided not to go to church! We wouldn’t have been welcomed with open arms looking the way we did!
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Life is a Rollercoaster

Waking up naturally with no alarm was an amazing feeling and it was still only 9.15am! I felt a lot better so went downstairs to have a coffee (and our now staple food – a digestive biscuit).

Frenchie & Miss W were ready for their day of mountain biking and I waved them off enviously. I didn’t think cycling with a dodgy stomach was the best idea…
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