|Surrounded by gifts on my birthday!!|
|Just an ordinary Friday night!!|
Since the last time I wrote I appear to have entered a new decade!! I had a very special birthday this week and received sooo many best wishes, cards and parcels, I was almost overwhelmed. One of the best presents was the visit of my friend, Ann, who always planned to be here on my birthday- she actually made it and brought sooo many gifts with her that she only had a half a suitcase left for her own items!! So thank you to everyone who sent gifts, cards, hugs and kisses. I had a great time and was able to provide a lovely afternoon tea for new friends here in Rwanda. Ann brought a selection of cheeses from Sainsbury's and it was very much appreciated even though some of it was very ripe by the time it was eaten!
I also need to tell you that I spent the morning of my birthday in the hospital suffering with an intestinal infection - great treatment and with the help of anti-biotics I am on the mend - it is an inevitable part of living in Africa,and I am so lucky to have access to excellent medical care.
This week I have spent most of the time in Kigali and only returned home today (Good Friday)But as you will see from the photo we spent Friday night in the way we have often spent Friday night at home - it involved a bottle of red wine (thank you Judith) and a large packet of Kettle Crisps - crushed black peppercorn - my favourite. But we had the added bonus of a box of chocolates from Ireland - thanks again Judith !!! As a result I am writing this blog in a slightly squiffy atmosphere so I hope to write again soon.
Happy Easter , everyone and don't eat too much choccy!!