Fiona set off for Nemasu this morning where she is helping the staff produce visual aids, and Steve went to Naata with some firewood for the kitchen. I spent the morning doing accounts and writing up the blog. We are getting ready for a school party from Belle Vue Girls’ school who are arriving tomorrow, and are travelling up on the north bank of the river to Ndungu Kebbeh early on Thursday morning.
I rang Kebba and asked him to come back a day early so he can look after the house whilst we are away, Malik has had to go away for a while. Steve came back with the bread, Fiona arrived home and we all had lunch in the garden. Kebba arrived home later in the afternoon and rang the taxi driver for me to check on the progress of the minibus. Unfortunately the taxi drivers father has passed away and he has gone to the provinces with the minibus for the rest of the week! Onto Plan B another bus needed, fortunately Kebba was home because he managed to find one for us, the extra special priority letter that Ousman has got us to cross the river on Thursday has the registration of the first minibus on it, it is now too late to change it and so we will just have to hope that the ferry authorities understand our dilemma! The new taxi man arrived to talk about arrangements and everything hopefully is sorted now!
Fiona, Steve and I went out to the quiz, and once again beat the other teams, our winnings now amount to about £100 for the charity. Fortunately we are friendly with the other teams and a lot of banter goes on, which is why the team name is still 'The clever Bastards from Yonder'.