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Sierra Leone Trip – January 2013 Day 9

21st January 2013 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Day 9 Checked on breakfast, I bring extra supplies from the UK to supplement the hotel but their porridge isn’t that bad.  Then gathered and Peter led us in a thought for today, linking the stories of the Lifelines leaders (which are truly amazing they recovered from) to the film Les Miserable.  Team starting to bond.  So all dressed in…

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Sierra Leone Trip – January 2013 Day 8

20th January 2013 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Day 8 Sunday and up bright and early, lie in so no need to be there till 6.00.  Get to airport to hear the plane has gone to Liberia!  Ironic snow at London and Fog at Freetown, now due around 10.30 here – we will see.  Coffee and return to e  mail.  One channel on the TV it’s like a…

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Sierra Leone Trip – January 2013 Day 7

19th January 2013 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Day 7 Conundrum resolved – what time to take a ferry to get a hotel and look at others.  Decided on 2pm.  Usual breakfast arrived but Peter tummy feeling unwell – could be a dodgy salad but he retired to rest and take the diarolite.  Alison appeared and time to discuss all hotel costs and arrangements with Kajita, the owner. …

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Sierra Leone Trip – January 2013 Day 6

18th January 2013 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Day 6 Bright and breezy as Peter and I ate our porridge, prayed and waited for Alison.  The discussion about hotel rates put back another day as Kajita, the owner gone to town!  I’m sure I arranged a meeting but hey tomorrow is fine.     Both also ate an end of role and rest to the drivers with hard boiled eggs….

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Sierra Leone Trip – January 2013 Day 5

17th January 2013 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Day 5 The hotel has the hang of  the air conditioner but you know the moment it goes off the bass section of the adjacent disco cuts in.  Returned to daily bucket – that water is bracing.  Home I hear it is snowing – Here in the 30s and a bit of cold water – what a softy. Breakfast on…

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Sierra Leone Trip – January 2013 Day 4

16th January 2013 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Day 4 Having suggested a revised power strategy for the hotel it was brilliant they did it!  So power on at 6.45 and had power to wash and dress by.  Looked at hotel and clear my rooms shower could never work as the water tank is level with our floor so never any pressure! Alison was coming over for breakfast…

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