Saturday, 12 April 2014
11.4.14 Friday. A full house BBQ
As there are several visitors here this week we had decided to have a BBQ this afternoon, so after breakfast Steve went off to buy some fresh items, leaving me to prepare the meat. Kebba was hard at work cleaning the outside furniture of all the dust which accumulates here. Steve returned, dropped off the salad items and then went to take Ibraima to the clinic once again to have another check up after his operation. I prepared all the salad items and then got changed to wait for the guests. Steve returned and set up the BBQ just before Anne, Steve, Shaun, Stephanie, Gill and Shaun arrived in Omar's minibus along with Rachel and Tanya; a little earlier than the half two agreed time. Omar had brought the metal boxes last night, Anne and Steve were amused to see that the red boxes we had ordered had arrived as green ones with red crosses on all sides! Still they will do the job, we are taking them to all our nursery schools except Naata as they have a box from a medical charity which tops it up every year for them. The minibus was unloaded, lots of drinks appeared, Shaun had brought me a box of chocolates, a rare treat, everyone got settled with drinks and a seat in sun or shade just as Pat and Brian arrived with their friends Graham and Yvonne. Kebba came back from his friends and was asked to show his photographs from England to everyone, before he disappeared to watch football. Everyone got to know each other, Steve and Pat braved the pool, alcohol was consumed, and eventually the food was ready. Wed all enjoyed the food and then Steve W suggested grilled bananas with honey as dessert which went down very well. We all mingled and chatted until the sun started to go down and the temperature dropped, we moved inside for hot drinks and listened to Shauns' tales from school before everyone went home around 9pm. A very pleasant and friendly afternoon.