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Sierra Leone Trip – January 2013 Day 11

23rd January 2013 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

Day 11 Let me tell you about the hotel.  Family run and delightful owner.  Its very dark and when there is no power on you have to walk 50 ft in the pitch black, as dark as a mine and work out where the lock to my door is.  After trying to get into an adjacent cupboard I now have…

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Sierra Leone Trip – January 2013 Day 10

22nd January 2013 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

 Day 10 Up for breakfast and Alison told her story as to how she came to be here.  Always great to hear as she first heard me on the radio and responded in 2005!   Now in her 6th year here and doing a great job.  Boiled eggs appeared too for breakfast and all stocked up we headed to the site….

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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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