I’m still turning over new leaves at a rate of one per day. I’m still waiting for computer code to finish running, which means not much progress on the paper. I printed my poster though.
I did find several hours for something kind of fun today though, which was converting my 35 mm slides from Malawi 1998 into digital images. I’ve been wanting this for ages; not having a slide projector meant I couldn’t really look at the slides, and at one stage I was considering paying to have it done, but the university has facilities for doing it yourself and is open in the evening. I will now spend the remainder of my evening posting a few interesting ones on the blog!
I shared this little house in Blantyre, the second largest city in Malawi, with 2 other volunteers. It was on the compound of the boarding school I was teaching at. The hot water was solar-powered and excellent. The electricity was temperamental (several electrical items burnt out) but generally on. It was great, actually… I had no idea what to expect and was glad it wasn’t a mud hut. 🙂
I don’t really know why I’m posting these except I guess everyone likes to see photos, and I like to reminisce… I must be getting old! There is so much I could say about my time there, in many ways I was braver and more confident than at any other time in my life. I went through every emotion under the sun, in extreme measures. The experience changed my perspective on life for a long time and I look back on it as having made me a better person, at least for a few years. But I won’t recount it all now… I’ll just let the photos tell their story. Next up: scenes from around the beautiful land of Malawi.