This Blog serves as two things: a photo-diary of our lives between 2007 and mid 2011, when we saw some incredible things and met some amazing people; and a reflection of our more normal lives since then.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Gifts from West Africa

Every year, as we pack the ship in preparation for our departure from our host country, our local staff and friends ashore bombard us with gifts (which must cost them one or even two days wages!). This year I have been given two full African outfits (suits of clothes in African fabrics); two beautiful carvings (that will remind us of Benin forever), a drum, two tambourines, a couple of papaya fruits and coconuts, and a framed picture of the Dove of Peace. The generosity of the gifters are humbling! Olly

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