Sunday, February 19, 2006
To Be Continued In The Comments
I’ve been preparing my trip to Burundi all day long, or in fact all weekend long. I borrowed a laptop from our director, but she complained that it was running like a snail on a frozen lake. So I cleaned it up and checked it for viruses. In Africa, having a virus is not something to take lightly.
So now the suitcase is packed, and as usual I’ve taken much too much stuff. But you never know, when you least expect it you’ll always find that you did need that 24 volume encyclopaedia or that billiard table. I do hope it’s a big airplane tomorrow or I’ll have to leave half of it behind. It’s not my fault anyway, my colleague in Burundi asked me to buy half the contents of a medium-sized sports shop for her kids. One of the things she asked for is a horse riding helmet, which in French is called ‘une bombe d’équitation’. If anyone should ask, I’ll just say I carry ‘une casque’ (a helmet). Using the word ‘bombe’ in an airport may not be the smartest move.
Anyway, as usual I will keep you informed of my trip through Africa on this weblog. But as you know I won’t be able to post directly, so instead I’ll use the Haloscan comments on this post. I’ll copy them into proper posts once I’ve returned.