Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Sunday, 27 July 2008
Friday, 25 July 2008
Thursday, 24 July 2008
It's my Dad's birthday today. He is spending it with my Mum exploring Turkey, so right now I have no idea where they are...they could be in Europe or they could be in Asia...but wherever you are, Dad, have a lovely day. I've been slowly building a blog for you - click on www.peetsofpippincottage.blogspot.com. Olly
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
Sunday, 20 July 2008
Scouts in the pouring rain at Old Road Junction directing traffic around floods. I tried to give them some money for their labours, but was told "we don't take money: we're Scouts". I was blown away with shock - this is the first time in Liberia (in over three years) that anyone has refused money from me. Had he been alive today, Baden Powell would have been very pleased with them and all they continue to stand for.
The flooded road just before ELWA Campus. The river was pouring over it, as well as going under it through culverts, and getting deeper by the minute. Here we decided to turn around, as we were unsure we would be able to come back this way later. Gangs of young men were earning money pushing stalled cars out of the floods.
Jeety Trading Corporation's newly opened store at ELWA. Whoops. The store was built at least 5 feet above the usual river level, but here the water has risen by at least 9 feet, and is half-way up the front doors. The floodlights of SKD Stadium can be seen in the background, where Noah and I were yesterday. Olly
Saturday, 19 July 2008
Our team played well during the first half, and the game was nil-nil at half time. Sadly, the Ministry of Youth & Sports scored three goals during the second half.