It`s cold here this morning! Last night it rained fairly heavily, the sun`s out at the minute, but I`m still sat with my hoodie on. Had an interesting weekend, on saturday we went to the funeral of one of the people in the village, it seemed fairly similar to a western funeral, except the body was buried on his own land. Then on Saturday night we went out around Moshi, and to an progressive reggae gig, which was really good. Then on Sunday I came into Moshi and ate at one of the cafes here, I saw the most colonial man ever! He was sat outside, dressed in safari clothes, reading the telegraph, smoking a cigar and drinking his coffee, I didn`t think there was anyone who was so stereotypically colonial like that, but obviously I was wrong.
Tomorrow the kids at school are doing their straight talk performance, they`vemade up a poem, a dance and a play about the problem of HIV in tanzania, and tomorrow they`ll be comnpeting against 7 other schools for the straight talk title. I might be a bit biased but I think the Uchira kids are going to win. They`re really enthusiastic, and they seem to be getting the point across, but the play is in swahili so I can`t be exactly sure. In tanzania all teaching at secondary school is in english, even though most of the kids and some of the teachers struggle to understand it, so it`s a really big thing for them to be able to perform this in swahili.
After straight talk the house will be really empty, as alastair and ian will be going to zanzibar, louie will be on safari, and anna will be away checking on how her trees are doing, so it`ll just be me and monicauntil the weekend.
See you soon,