Wednesday – and still no school. The kids are becoming more and more desperate for school books now – but we are unable to issue these without a teacher present.
We stayed in the office most of this morning, and continued the work we had begun over the last couple of days – before we retreated up to our ‘secret’ rock overlooking the valley with a book! Time ticked by well to fast today.
This afternoon we had planned to go and visit some friends in the town of Saikeri for the night. This was about an hour walk away in the heat. The walk was the same – hot and dusty with frequent visitors on the way and many water breaks! Being the only white people in the town means you are easily recognised, and we hear our Masai names, Nitokisa and Sonita (said De-coy-sa and Soy-n-da) called all the time.
That evening was fantastic, with some great food and the most exciting thing we have seen for a long time…power! The owner of the house, Maggie, decided to treat us all and started up her fuel powered generator for the evening! This lit up the house one light bulb, the TV and a 4 plug adaptor which we all charged our phones on! For the first time in ages, we also ate in the light! We usually eat in our mud hut kitchen which even in during the day is pitch black, so seeing what we were eating was amazing, and much cleaner on the clothes than a dark kitchen!
That night we watched the news, ate, talked and drank the night away until we all went to bed for the evening, which again was different as we didn’t have to use a torch…we do really miss having power every now and then!